Explore the most popular camping trails in Coeur D Alene National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
3 days ago

Gorgeous views but you have to work for it! The fall colors are in full effect & we were surprised to be greeted by snow along certain sections of the trail.

The start of the trail is quite steep & definitely gets your heart pumping & calves burning. The scenery is beautiful & the lake at the end is worth the work. Certain parts of the trail weren't marked as well as others but there were several groups of hikers so we followed the footprints in the snow higher up.

Wonderful day hike!

Did this last Saturday. Could not believe there was snow on the trail. Beautiful hike. Great reflections on the lake

I love trails that end in water. climb the Rock!

Hiked to upper Stevens and stayed the night. The trail to the lake was well traveled and was a lot of fun to hike. The autumn colors were amazing, the mountains were red at the top and yellow and orange plants near the trail. The waterfall this time of year was barely a trickle, but it was still neat to see the large granite formations and crevasses where the waterfall was.

Camping at the lake was fun, but got below freezing and was very windy all night. We even had snow falling in the morning which was actually a treat. There are about four good camping spots at lower Stevens and a couple at upper.

I would recommend the hike for anyone who likes short hikes up hill and great mountain views.

hiking
18 days ago

Beautiful colors! Beautiful lakes!! You must go soon!!

hiking
18 days ago

Great Hike! We had the 4 year old in tow and he made it with no problems. Little breezy.

hiking
19 days ago

This is a gorgeous trail and my favorite for bringing new hikers or backpackers to. The scenery is great with lots of visual changes throughout.

hiking
20 days ago

I hiked to Upper Stevens Lake today. The autumn colors are here! Get up there, before they are gone!

hiking
24 days ago

Great views with not very many people around

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike. Lots of terrain change and scenery was unbelievably colorful. Reg. Repeat

Beautiful hike w the fall colors- lots of changing terrain keeps it interesting. Ate lunch at small sandy beach looking out over the lake. Loved this hike will definitely do it again.

hiking
26 days ago

Beautiful hike with epic waterfalls!

hiking
26 days ago

Turnoff is a little hard to find. We had to go past where maps told us to go. Very easy hike! We took a group of 5 kids. The hike is roughly 3 miles round trip unless you go around the lake which is very steep and tough. The view is incredible.

hiking
1 month ago

Fabulous day of hiking. lots of terrain variations. easy enough.

1 month ago

Slightly aggressive if you go off the main to save some time. Lower lake is clear and cold with nice views.

1 month ago

Fun hike, and easy! I just did it and am only 6 weeks post partum!

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike. Great views. I agree with the previous reviews - it is not worth it to hike around the lake. I reached the lake quicker than I anticipated... It’s a little less than 2 miles to get up to the lake.

Beautiful hike. Very well maintained trail. Had a little FuzzNgrub at the lakeshore. Definitely going back!

on Revett Lake

backpacking
1 month ago

Amazing trail really beautiful lake great todo if you have kids

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this trail with a friend on August 29th. The main trail to the lake was fantastic; beautiful and green. There was a little bit of water flow on the waterfall. We attempted to hike around the lake (starting out on the left hand side, couldn't find the path on the right side), but there is not much of a trail. We were climbing over trees and trying to stay away from the steep hillside. When we got halfway around the lake we asked a couple fishing if there was a better trail and they said that it would be best to turn around and go back the way we came. Pretty sure there was a cougar in one of the bushes on our way back, didn't see one but heard a low guttural growling. Not sure how long it had been tracking us, but sounded an air horn and it must of scared it off. Didn't have any problems. Aside from the trail not being great around the lake, the experience was great and the lake was very beautiful. Would go again.

1 month ago

this hike is beautiful. this hike is not easy if you're out of shape.

Great hike! I would say this is on the harder side of moderate. But worth the uphill climb.

what a beautiful hike! will definitely be going again...maybe when the weather is warmer so we can take a dip in the lake.

hiking
1 month ago

Was an amazing hike up except for the two doberman pinschers (not on leashes) that charged at us. Please keep your dogs on leashes there's not much room to move on the trail. Amazing adventure anyway. FYI, it is an easy trail to the lake but gets a bit tricky if you do the loop around the lake because of all the downed trees so beware.

hiking
1 month ago

Very pretty lake and nice trail leading up to it, much of it near/along the creek. It is quite steep so it will definitely get the blood pumping. We didn’t spend much time exploring at the lake, but there were multiple camping spots that all looked pretty good right when you arrive. We saw some folks at the far end of the lower lake swimming and I think camping too. There were still a few pockets of snow nestled in some of surrounding peaks and this was early August. All in all, great hike to a cute little lake. We did this Sunday early afternoon and the trail was well traveled. We ran into at least 6 other parties + we could see others already at the lake.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike for an active family. Our 6 year old loved it.

Did both North and South today, 8/4/18. Easy to find. Great trail with some good steep ups and downs. Hornets and yellow jackets were plentiful. No water on the trail, I brought 2L should have brought 3. Took about 5.5 hours total (includes 20-25 minuteish to stop and pick huckleberries) and clocked 11ish miles total.

2 months ago

Beautiful trail
Lake is great for swimming or fishing for small brook trout

hiking
2 months ago

Very steep trail, but well worth it. Will do again.

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