Priest Lake Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Priest Lake Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Nordman, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.0 miles 308 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers

10 months ago

10 months ago

The experience was the bomb.

11 months ago

trail running
1 year ago

5 years ago

Very easy trail Nice and scenic. Nice with kids and many places to camp.

mountain biking
5 years ago

I have ridden this trail a couple of times, once in July and another year in June. It is a fun trail that is not too strenuous and has nice views as you follow along the lake shore. There are creeks to cross and heavy forests to pass through on the way. There is a section of the trail that has many springs along it and in June it is very muddy.
There are a number of primitive camp sites along the trail, most are only accessible by boat. There were very very people on the trail both times I rode it.
The trial is about 8 miles - one way, which means it is double that length to get back to your vehicle. You can ride the trail back or take the paved road back. The trail is fun enough to do both ways.

5 years ago

Nice and easy but well worth it. There are many cove style beaches that are always near empty when I've done this trail. Wildlife galore.

6 years ago

This is a very popular and well used trail,especially in the Summer months.It is an easy hike and offers many good views of Priest Lake. There are numerous campsites along the way.Be sure to bring your camera as there is a lot of wildlife in the area.