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hiking
11 days ago

We had a great time on this hike, although we went at the end of May and the water levels were too high to enjoy the beach area or actually get to the point. Be prepared for a good workout on the way back! Totally worth it. This would be a great place to camp when the water level goes down.

This trail was beautiful and grueling! But worth it for the views. A few notes - it costs $5 to park there. You can either put cash in an envelope and drop it in the bin near the entrance or backtrack down the highway to the visitor's center where you can pay with your card. The signs in the beginning were really confusing. There was a sign that directed you to the right for Scout Trail but it took us completely away from the map listed on All Trails. So we ended up backtracking and taking the trail called "Highpoint Trail." This matched up with the map and eventually connected us to Scout Trail. From there, the trail was clear marked. However, there is a ton of overgrowth, fallen trees, and plenty of rocks to climb so be prepared. The environment changes frequently. Most of it is shaded and not too sunny. We saw a moose on the trail and another group saw a baby elk. At one point you will reach a sign that says Scout Trail to the right or Lake Viewpoint straight. I highly recommend you take that 2 minute walk from the sign to the viewpoint. It's the only view of Lake Pend Oreille you'll get on the whole hike and it's gorgeous. I uploaded some photos. Views at the top were okay but somewhat disappointing. Nice mountain view but no lake. This hike is difficult just because it's so long, you have to navigate all kinds of debri, and parts are steep. It took us 9 miles and 4 hours to get to the top - total of 18 miles and 7 hours and 26 minutes with 7 hours of moving time and 26 minutes rest. It's a doozy but well worth it.

hiking
22 days ago

Awesome trail! Never seen signs for a trail until we were a couple turns away from arriving; which made us doubt we were heading the right direction, but it all worked out.
My wife and I loved it, my 3 kids (ages 13,10, and 6) completed it with some moderate to heavy breathing (depending how fast you go back up).
We counted around a dozen trees that were laying in the trail...no big deal. Some shell rock and slight steep areas, but definitely manageable.
The refreshing thought of making it to the long awaited beach (at the bottom) had diminished when we noticed the water level is much much higher, right now, than it usually is (according to other hikers)....sure we could have gone swimming but there’s lots of yellow pollen all over the surface if the water.
In the end, we had a blast...took about 2.5 hours for us.

hiking
22 days ago

05/28/18 We decided to take a leisure walk lol. Downhill wasn't bad but coming back up worked up a good sweat. Beautiful views and the dogs were able to swim at the lake. The water is high so couldn't make it to the beach. Definitely bring a camel pack. :) Also, it's a narrow trail and had a few trees we had to climb over, so watch your footing.

on Evans Landing

hiking
1 month ago

Wow, awesome hike. Gravel beach at the bottom is a dream for dogs. Well-marked single track trail mostly on pine straw. Lots of wildflowers and more songbirds than most local hikes. There are a few blowdowns crossing the trail that only present a small challenge to old/fat dogs.

The trailhead may not be obvious. The trail starts right at the cul’de sac. Look for the trailhead sign, no need to venture up either of the two private roads. We had cell coverage over the whole trail.

nature trips
1 month ago

We actually started at the shoreline and finished with the forested area- both were easy to maneuver but there were many intersecting trails which made it difficult to navigate without the app or a map. Our 2 year old loved walking the forested path, the shoreline was a bit uneven for her so she was carried. A great view of the bay and wildflowers along the way, we’ll do this one again for a family stroll !

May 5 great weather not too hot absolutely nobody there have the beach to ourselves. About 12 downed trees that need to be removed from the trail.

Definitely an easy trail, very disappointed however for it was extremely boring and for a while you are walking next to a road.

A really scenic, easy hike along lake Pend Oreille! A pretty brief and relaxing stroll, I’m sure I will walk it again when it warms up.

4 months ago

it was a gorgeous hike and had a great trail, although I was slightly disappointed to realize once you get to the lake, you have to take the same trail back up

Peaceful place for a walk in the fall, winter and spring. Lots of stinky dead salmon washed up in December though! Great for eagle watching!

trail running
6 months ago

Great trail with some cool views .Would be a ton of fun to man bike down. Turned around 1 mike from the top cause of how much snow I was in with running shoes.

hiking
7 months ago

I enjoyed a very nice hike today, through an autumn wonderland, with a picture-perfect view of the lake as a last reward. Remember, that what does down, must come up again. This hike goes down, down, down to the lake. It's like buying altitude on credit - you have to pay it back at the end.

Good fall hike. Had the place all to myself. Well, except for a fisherman on his boat

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful North Idaho Fall hike, morning hike so we had the trail all to ourselves! Fairly easy hike in with a beautiful beach and nice area for a picnic....hike out was more challenging but enjoyable!

backpacking
8 months ago

A moderate trail with great views and a nice rock beach at the bottom.

hiking
8 months ago

Eh, it was ok. There were picnic tables and fire pits on the landing so any feelings of solitude are replaced by a 'town park' feel. The climb out isn't bad so it might be worth checking out.

mountain biking
10 months ago

The trail is a good workout. I would use a map for this trail if you haven't been on it. The trail has a lot of side trails and not mark very well. Also I would grade this easy to moderate trail.

10 months ago

great day hike to a perfect beach get away. minus the sail boats and full packed beach we encountered. was able to still find a slice of PNW heaven. also path was slightly over grown in some areas. made the whole hike down and up in my running shoes. wasn't able to use this app on the hike due to lack of service and couldn't get it checked off.

hiking
11 months ago

Great if looking for a hiking trail where you can swim once reaching the end. Trail path completely surrounded by wild raspberries you can pick and eat during the entire hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Trail is very steep and narrow in some parts. The view is beautiful. We did the hike with our three little kids and two dogs. It was a fun family hike, but definitely had its challenges. The beach and camping areas are beautiful! However, black flies were all over so make sure to bug spray!

hiking
11 months ago

Great hike, but can be steep at parts. Trail is well marked, narrow, wide enough for one person only for most of the way. Very secluded, we only saw two other people when we were there from 9-11 am! Not sure if this would be totally safe for younger kids or small dogs. Lots of shade, minimal mosquitos. Beautiful views!!! Bring bear spray..and your swim suit! Beautiful!

Although this is not a really long hike, in my opinion, it is one of the most scenic trails in Farragut State Park. If you happen to be in this area of the park, it is worth your time to walk this lovely trail.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Great trail for an easy and fun bike ride.

Great fun! Great dynamic trail! There's scramble spots, lake views, long as hell switch backs, cute squeaky trees (keep a lookout), wildlife, etc. we saw plenty of deer, an adult owl and fledgling, signs of mountain goats and much more! Great for trail running! The peak is rather anti-climactic but there are great camping spots up there, not that we camped... but it's an option for backpacking.

trail running
11 months ago

Very runnable trail other than a few steep climbing sections. A couple km in a tree has fallen and completely eliminated the path. Just steer to the left and you'll find the trail after maybe 30 meters.

hiking
11 months ago

This loop trail is also known as the "Buggy Trail" on the Farragut trail map, if you stay on the route you shouldn't be getting on different trails and covering more distance. I hike here with my dogs almost daily, the north side is very quite as most of the visitors are at the lake or south side. No matter which side you are headed to, Farragut is definitely worth the visit.

backpacking
11 months ago

This is a great local spot! Close to Cd'A and Sandpoint with EPIC lake views.

It's an easy 2 downhill miles in and they 2 miles up on the way out.

There are about 3/4 camp spots with 2/3 firepits. Not a lot of wood for burning unless you bring a good axe.

Highly recommend this spot!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

It says that the elevation gain was 3421 but my GPS only said 2763:(

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

Great trail, not a lot of views, but on a hot day this trail has a lot of shade coverage. Beautiful in the trees, trail is well groomed. Hike is long and a steady up hill climb.

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