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.

3 days ago

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.

4 days ago

8 days ago

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

Beautiful views!

30 days ago

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.

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

Great View on top! Breathe taking! ❤❤❤

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

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

9 months ago

Good short hike. peaceful view at the top!

Monday, June 20, 2016

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

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

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

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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