Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Coeur D'Alene, ID that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Outstanding trail. Literally you are lost in the forest with a incredible incline. Burning your legs and testing your will. But at the top, it is all worth it. It is breath taking to be that high and overlooking the beautiful of the end of lake. It is a moderately hard climb.
Nice trail with good elevation changes , suitable for almost all ability levels.
Mineral Ridge is my go-to trail for a quick communion with nature. This is a well-maintained trail with an outstanding parking area, restroom facilities, and a picnic area. I hike this trail all year round, including in the snow. I did it this morning in the rain.
I have noticed an increasing amount of dog feces along the trail lately. There was even a little blue plastic bag of dog feces that some inconsiderate person had left on a bench. (I understand that dogs are animals, but their owners should not be. Please demonstrate some basic social morality, and clean up after your precious mutt.)
Aside from abundant piles of dog feces, this is an outstanding trail and a rewarding hike.
Mineral Ridge is my go-to trail in the CDA area. I hike this year round, even in the snow. There is a well-maintained parking area. Access is year round, except during very heavy snow. The trail ascends Mineral Ridge via switch backs, which have a moderate incline, but nothing too strenuous. (I hike this regularly with a 74-year-old buddy.) There are some nice views on this hike. The grand prize is certainly the wonderful view of Coeur d'Alene Lake. There is a nice picnic area at the trail head, with rest rooms.
Short, steep, great views.
A great work out and the mist amazing panoramic views of one of the most beautiful Lakes in the world!
Nice, short moderate trail with view of lake from top.
It has everything you want in a hike. Great views, nice trail and a historical vibe. You can grab a guide and learn about the historical significance of the trail while you enjoy the nature. There's even a test. My wife says the forest on this trail feels like it's hugging you.
nice family hike with gradual climb and pretty views.
It was a nice day and a nice hike.
Nice views for a trail all ages can do & an easy drive to the trailhead
Easy trail with great views from the top.