Heyburn State Park is the oldest park in the Pacific Northwest. Created in 1908, it is comprised of approximately 5,500 acres of land and 2,300 acres of water. The park includes three lakes; Chatcolet, Benewah, and Hidden Lakes, with the shadowy St. Joe River meandering along the eastern boundary of the park. Natural and cultural history is plentiful at Heyburn. Before it was a park, the general area was a gathering place for the Coeur d' Alene Indian tribe. In the 1930's, the park was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp and those hardworking crews built many of the park's buildings. Heyburn is a natural park with a variety of different habitats. Large, tall Ponderosa pines tower over grassy hillsides covered in wildflowers. On shadier slopes, cedar trees mix with hemlocks and huge white pines. On the edges of the lakes, the wetland/marsh areas are home to many types of wildflowers and plants. There is a fee at Heyburn State Park. 5.00 per vehicle per day, Idaho residents can purchase an Idaho State Passport for 10.00 at DMV and get free day use at all Idaho state parks. Out of state residents pay $40.00 per year and can purchase online or at any state park. These passes also give you a break on camping fees. If you don’t want either there is a self pay station Fees are in effect year round.

Great little loop trail with some nice views at the top. Was great for a quick morning hike, definitely would do this trail again.

hiking
2 months ago

Great little hike to do with the family and your fur babies! Love this trail and the views but the parking lot is tiny. So get there early

hiking
3 months ago

July - Summer

This is a nice little loop trail that has some good viewpoints of the lake.

The forest is fairly dense at first but opens up as you continue the loop. Once out of the trees it is very open and can be a bit hot depending on the time of day. If you have dogs remember to bring water for them as there isn’t any water access on the trail.

The trail itself is pretty easy, only a small elevation gain and there are a couple of benches to sit and rest on.

Parking is nice and open, but remember that this is a state park, so fees are required.

Overall not something I would go out of my way for, but if your in the area it’s worth giving it a hike.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike ended up being close to 8 miles and is integrated with four other trails: Indian Cliffs, Plummer Creek Fire, Shoeffler Butte and Mullan Road Trail. It's possible to make this as long or as short of an outing as you like. Hiking an Easy incline on the "road" up with well marked trail signs, plenty of shade, and a variety of plants and animals. For more active individuals, this would be a better mountain biking or trail running area. Great place for dogs. Definitely stop at the Visitor Center and get a free map. Also, there are three parking areas to access the trail of the Coeur d Alene's biking trail.

Great Hike. Took the kids. Not too busy!

Good hike with awesome views of the lake

Loved the trail. Nice easy hike with some climb to it but not strenuous at all. I look forward to taking my grandkids

hiking
9 months ago

Went on a Tuesday and had the trail to myself (besides the whitetail deer I saw). Great spot to hike and take in the view

5.00 per vehicle per day, Idaho residents can purchase an Idaho State Passport for 10.00 at DMV and get free day use at all Idaho state parks. Out of state residents pay $40.00 per year and can purchase online or at any state park.
These passes also give you a break on camping fees.
If you don’t want either there is a self pay station
Fees are in effect year round.

Great winter option for us today! Beautiful saw no one else on the trail would recommend

walking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

This is a short but sweet trail loop through a marsh area of Coeur d'Alene Lake in Heyburn State Park. This is used primarily as a bird spotting area. It is also an excellent place to look for moose.

hiking
Sunday, July 23, 2017

A good, easy hike. There were a couple elevated areas that made my heart rate spike, but not too much to handle. I could have easily gone again. Pretty views toward the top.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

beautiful! long but uneventful along the way. We had a total of 4 of us, 2 adults & 2 12 year old girls. we made it Just fine with a reward of Ice cream in Harrison at the end!

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Pretty decent climb for us who are basically couch potatoes! It was gradual with a few steeper parts that we had to stop and rest for a bit. There were a couple of benches placed at strategic resting spots. The top flattens out and it was beautiful. We met two other groups of hikers on Sunday about 10:30. You need to pay for access.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nice view up top!

Parts of the trail we're a bit overgrown. (June '17)

on Indian Cliff Trail

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Fabulous views from at the top. It seems like the climb going counterclockwise is more gradual. Nice and quiet away from the road. There is a nice picnic table at the top so take a snack and enjoy the view.

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Gorgeous views from top of the ridge. Trail is well shaded. Elevation gain toward the beginning and then an easy trail from there.

hiking
Monday, June 12, 2017

Beautiful views!

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

This was an easy little hike with pretty views of Lake Chatcolet. It took me about an hour. Next time I go camping in Heyburn State Park, I will definitely do it again.

hiking
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Incredible view at the top. Only passed one other person during our hike. Highly recommend. Not to hard either

hiking
Monday, April 03, 2017

Great View on top! Breathe taking! ❤❤❤

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nice trail, well maintained and great views. Just enough incline to raise your hart rate a bit, but not wear you out.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Great hike with great views of Chatcolet Lake & the St Joe River!

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Good short hike. peaceful view at the top!

hiking
Monday, June 20, 2016

Great trail for those of us who are slightly out of shape! =P

hiking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Not much to see. Some deer,chipmunk. Was longer Indian cliff hike.

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Loved it!!! very beautiful views. The hike felt great. I will go back and do it again

Friday, May 06, 2016

Good loop trail. We followed the road. Then We did the extra 1.5 hike at the top. When going back down we accidentally went down part of Mullen trail( as it was a road which added another mile to our hike) we got back on the trail which narrowed. The trail was full of wildflowers. Mostly just forrest scenery. I am glad we went the way we did as it seemed steeper going back down.

hiking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Loved it! Only met one other group of two. My mileage showed 8.33 with mapmyrun. Few blow downs here and there. Great trail.

hiking
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Pretty simple hike. It was great for our group of 5. I would suggest it for families and other groups as well. Nice climbs, nice views.

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