Northside Loop Trail

EASY 12 reviews
#1 of 3 trails in

Northside Loop Trail is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Athol, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

7.6 miles 426 feet Loop

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips


trail running




wild flowers


cross country skiing
1 month ago

North loop A is around 4 miles and loop B is around 6.5 miles, you can do either or combine. It is groomed in winter for fat bikes, but you can also x/c ski or snowshoe. The north loops allow dogs, which is a great option to share outdoor fun. Leashes are REQUIRED. There can be a fair amount of users so be respectful. There are additional x/c-only groomed trails south of the highway but they do not permit dogs.

I ski'd the B loop with my dog on the day after New Years in 15-degree weather and ran into 2 other skiers and 4 fat-bikers.

Enjoyable rolling terrain with a couple moderate hills to ski down and climb. 90% is winding through timber which is a great atmosphere, especially with a fresh snow load on the tree branches.

Farragut is a state park, so daily use fee or annual vehicle sticker is required.

2 months ago

The north side may not have the lake, but it has its own beauty. A little more secluded than the south side, you are less likely to run into people, but you have the possibility of running into horse back riders. A nice easy hike!

2 months ago

This is a nice and easy, peaceful hike. Farragut State Park has so much to offer in its beauty and trails. Northside Loop does have more people on it than the south side however.

4 months ago

4 months ago

Nice easy trail, didn't see anyone else very peaceful.

6 months ago

Beautiful views

6 months ago

Farragut is my playground. Tons of fun. You can't go wrong

9 months ago

10 months ago

It's a great hike make sure you stay on the trail

2 years ago

Many places to hike, we took the hike that went to Bernard Peak which would a great hike with some great views.

6 years ago

Farragut State Park is a great place to go hiking,mountain biking,horse back riding,camping or just going for a picnic next to Lake Pend Oreille. The lake is 43 miles long,over 1,000 feet deep,over 6 miles wide at its widest point and is the largest body of fresh water in Idaho. The park has 4,000 acres to explore with some great views of the lake along with the chance to see the Mountain Bluebird - Idaho's state bird. There is a small entrance fee to use the park but it is well worth the price.