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Big Trees Trail is a 10 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 mountain biking and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 10.0 mi Elevation gain 3,454 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

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Mountain biking

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Reviews (251)
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Recordings (193)
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michael loboda
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HikingScramble

very steep trail near the end. view was amazing but it was hard to stay on the right trail. there were a lot of side trails and we ended up coming out about 4 blocks away from our car. the trail near the top also gets pretty gravely making it hard to go down.

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David Peel
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Rocky

Great views are the reward when you get to the peak. It is a very steep trail with mostly loose rock/gravel underfoot, tricky coming down. The trail is not very well marked and there are lots of side trails to confuse you. Going up is certainly a work out, lots of wild flowers in July, no bugs.

Erica Kayrin
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Hiking

Was a great hike with multiple trail levels to make it to the top.

Mike Armon
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Hiking

Hard to navigate at times in my opinion, as there weren’t any signs to show you where to go. I had to rely on All Trails to keep on the right path. Beautiful views, pretty quiet for the most part, other than a few dirt bikers and ATVs on the shared trails. It’s pretty steep for the first 2 miles but after that it’s easy. Have fun!

Charlie Klene
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Hiking

Started from mountain vista drive. Ascent was extremely steep to the summit where there is a cell tower. Took 2.5 miles and almost an hour. Made the mistake of continuing on and not returning after the summit. Trail is slow hiking and very difficult. Changed my plan to walk down the Tottens creek trail and return to my car by road. Unfortunately some mean people live there doing their part to make the world a worse place who installed a gate halfway down claiming no trespassing and video surveillance. Clearly a lie but didn’t want to risk coming into contact with crazy people. I do not recommend this trail and wouldn’t do it again. Ended on crestwood ct and walked 4 miles back via road.

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Daniel Mitchell
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Hiking

The trail conditions are really good today. The snow that fell this morning, was mostly melted on top by evening. Somebody is cleaning up the slash and has it neatly piled. This trail is in mint condition and ready to be explored!

Charles D.
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Hiking

I'm not sure how the previous reviewer got a hefty fine for parking on a public street. I'm pretty sure there are some wealthy people who live near this trail head who are putting out false information trying to intimidate people into not using this trail. I'm not buying it. I'll continue to park on the public street and hike the trail.

Laurali Strong
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Hiking

a beautiful hike

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Clint Golub
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Hiking

Our favorite access point to the Canfield Trail System other than the saddles. Regarding the private property, there’s a public access easement over the sliver of private property that you briefly cross that’s allowed entry since Hayden View Estates was platted nearly 40 years ago. The streets are also public since they’re owned and maintained by the city of Coeur d’Alene. Don’t allow anyone to restrict your right to access your public lands. Be respectful of others and neighbors, but your public lands and access to them is one of the most vital liberties we’ve inherited as Americans, and one of the greatest privileges about living in the American West where national forests and parks abound all around us.

Amanda Moore
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HikingPrivate propertyRocky
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cortnyrae User
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. Easiest way to the summit - keep going past the cell tower to get to the best views of Lake Coeur dAlene. On the way up and down, you also get filtered views of Hayden Lake. I did come down to find a note on my car from neighborhood residents asking people to not use this trail head anymore. Apparently the trail is accessed through an easement that is 10'x20' specifically made for residents of the neighborhood. However, there is no other way to access this particular trail.

Joshua Marquez
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Hiking

Trail was in great condition! Had a blast on my bike today!

daniel clark
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Running

I wanted to correct my last review. I talked to the USFS ranger who oversees the trails and he did say that the first about 20 ft of the trail off of Crestwood crt is on private property so to use this access is trespassing. The main reason that the residents of the street are upset is the constant stream of cars coming and going and all that brings with it. I guess the neighbors have just had it and I could understand. The way I see it, if you want to still use this access and not bother anyone (you are still trespassing however) then you will need to find somewhere else to park. The only place to do that would be the George Anderl Memorial Park which would be a good a mile way. The parking at Arena on 16th (don't use if there is an activity which is rare) I have used in the past to access the lower part of the trail and no one seemed to mind, but you are trespassing here too. The sad bit is that this is one of the nicest trails on Canfield which I have enjoyed for years on almost a weekly bases.

Steve Heberer
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Hiking

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

Coye Johnson
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Hiking

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

William Oglesby
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HikingBugs
daniel clark
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Running

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.

Jordan Schisler
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Holly Kelman
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Hiking

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

Tom B.
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Hiking

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

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Tom B.
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Hiking

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

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Thomas LaPonsey
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HikingOver grownRocky
Tina Fuller
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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

Ethan Leibrant
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Hiking

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

Terence Keenan
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Hiking

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.

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Clint Golub
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HikingSnow
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Clint Golub
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HikingSnow

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

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Lucky Strike
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Hiking

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

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