Big Trees Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

MODERATE 213 reviews

Big Trees Trail [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 3.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.9 miles Elevation Gain: 1,190 feet Route Type: Loop

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private property

A portion of this trail is on private property and is not a public trail. There is no parking or restroom facilities at this trailhead.

hiking
9 days ago

somebody in the neighborhood where you start put a flyer on my vehicle saying that the trail is for local neighborhood residents only

hiking
14 days ago

if you go clockwise the trail goes from moderate to hard imo.

hiking
bugs
16 days ago

trail running
16 days ago

This has to be one of the nicest trails in the area. It is one of the few that do not allow motorcycles. It is a nice 40-45 min run to the top. This is a public access contrary to what some would like you to believe.

hiking
1 month ago

It’s a go to trail for us. It’s challenging but beautiful overall, great views of Hayden/CDA and also Hayden lake

hiking
1 month ago

It's pretty, but not much to see otw or at the top. Trees obstruct most of the views. Definitely more of a bike trail. 5-18-19

hiking
1 month ago

It's pretty, but not much to see otw or at the top. Trees obstruct most of the views. Definitely more of a bike trail. 5-18-19

A tree over the trail but I could climb through and over it. It will need to be cut and moved. Small chainsaw would be fine. It’s after the big tree. Great day for a hike. I got to the top. Hazy from the Alberta fires but I can still see the lake.

hiking
over grown
rocky
2 months ago

2 months ago

Pretty steep climb up but it's beautiful all the way up. Not too many people. Will definitely do again but continue to Canfield West Butte

Enjoyable perfect day for a hike

hiking
2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous to take on a nice sunny day, along with little clouds and a slight breeze. The flowers are beautiful, and the trail is easy. 13/10

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this trail at the end of January. So far this has been my toughest hike (I’m a rookie hiker). It’s only difficult because the trail was absolutely covered in ice. I think it would have been much better in the spring. As for the views, there isn’t much to look at. You walk around on a skinny trail on the side of a hill. I wouldn’t recommend coming here unless you are close by or are looking to cross another hike off the list. I should also mention the return portion of the trail is a bit hard to find. I logged 2.77 miles.

hiking
snow
5 months ago

hiking
snow
5 months ago

Perfect day for a hike! Literally everyday of this January has been incrediblely warm leaving no excuses for not enjoying the scenery.

hiking
6 months ago

Very steep climb, but spectacular views are your reward at the top.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful day for taking the dog on a hike to Big Tree! Yak-traks, or any spikes/crampons would be recommend as some spots are pure ice. (going up is easy it’s the way down that traction becomes a little tricky!)

hiking
6 months ago

Great early morning hike. Not a soul on the trail from 8 to about 10:30 am. The trail started to get icy at about at about a half mile in, so micro spikes were clutch to get to the top without slipping. Didn't see any critters, just deer tracks along the path.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a nice trail to test your legs, if you live nearby. I'm not sure I would travel too far out of the way to hike this. I hiked it on Christmas Day. The trail was dusted with snow, and had ice beneath it in the shaded areas. I can see Canfield Mountain from my back deck, and it is getting a heavy hammering of snow at this very moment.

hiking
6 months ago

The trail was enveloped in clouds and mist. About an inch of snow fell the previous day. The trees were spectacularly coated in hoar, which dazzled is at every turn. The trail. Was in great shape and we covered the distance out in about two hours. There was about ten inches of snow at the top significantly more than the scant inch or two at the bottom. With the sun setting at 4:00 we didn’t delay, and began our decent, reaching out car at about 3:45. Truly a beautiful Christmas eve hike. ,

9 months ago

Nice north face trail. Lottsa beautiful folliage, solid incline, and stunning views. Will do it again next year!

horseback riding
10 months ago

stay away from this trail of you're riding a horse. BMX and motorcycles pay no attention, accident waiting to happen!

mountain biking
11 months ago

This is a technical strenuous moderate mountain bike ride. We started the trail from the Packsaddle area and climbed up to the top then rode down to the parking lot and out. The climb was more than I was used to and there were numerous root and rock steps to navigate. Not heavily trafficked but did run into hikers, trail runners and other mountain bikers on the trail. The trail is quite narrow in places. The trail marking isn’t as clear as I would have liked so bring a map with you. The weather finally cooled down a bit which was nice.

hiking
Saturday, May 19, 2018

This trail on the north side of Canfield Mountain in good condition. I parked at crescent court as there is nothing posted at the entry prohibiting parking. There were four other vehicles. Takes about 90 minutes to get to the top of Canfield mountain. No motorized traffic allowed. Careful not to take any trail spurs.

hiking
Tuesday, April 24, 2018

East Crestwood Court is a public street off of Packsaddle Drive, which is also public. This parking is about 234 feet higher in elevation than the parking at Nettleton Gulch and it is much closer to the top of Mt Canfield. Take trail 29 from Crestwood to Canfield Loop Rd to the top, This avoids the most of the mountain bikes and motorcycles you may find near Nettleton Gulch.

hiking
Sunday, April 22, 2018

With starting at the new trail head I would avoid it now. So many dirt bikes just not a super safe spot to start with pets. The people on the bikes hardly pay attention to which trails they are not allowed on. Wouldn't recommend now :/

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

04/18/2018-We started at Crestwood Court. The trail was in good shape. Two blow downs right before the Big Tree. Shortly after Big Tree the snow got very deep and numerous blow downs. We couldn’t make it to the Forrest service road to go up to the tower. Other hikers reported moose and bear on the trail past Big Tree. Still, we were able to hike 3.4 miles and gain 1,000 feet in elevation.

hiking
Sunday, February 04, 2018

Great trail was mixed between ice and hard pack.

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