Blue Creek Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 574 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

snow

hiking
30 days ago

This was a great trail to take the dogs on and see almost no one else.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Tried this a couple days ago. Really muddy. Trail mimic’s a bowl of spaghetti right at the beginning branches out as it goes. Nice and quiet with wildlife.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

March - Early Spring This is a decent little trail that’s not too far off the freeway. The trail was difficult to navigate at times. There are some colored diamonds to help navigate, but I often had to check AllTrails to make sure I was on the correct path. Especially at the beginning as there are a lot of well worn trails intersecting the main trail. Otherwise the views were decent enough. Gets a little nicer further out, open trees and woods. No real views of the lake from this trail though. Parking lot is large, and has a public restroom. Road up while short, is a little sketchy, like driving a paved forest service road, but it’s not too bad. I feel like it’s better to hike both the Orange trail and this one together as it only took me an hour and a half for both. Otherwise, nothing to write home about. Might try it again when everything is in bloom.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great little hike with peeks of Coeur d ‘Alene lake.

hiking
2 months ago

mud on the trail but still a fun hike with the kids

hiking
3 months ago

A little muddy today, found some large dog footprints, maybe some wolves? Really enjoyed it, will be back in the spring to check out all the flowers.

snowshoeing
4 months ago

Perfect place for a short hike or snowshoeing.

hiking
7 months ago

Very pretty trail. Lots of old growth trees. nice for when you don't want something difficult.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful trail. Just a warning the last bit to get to the high point view is pretty tough.

horseback riding
blowdown
rocky
Mon May 06 2019

hiking
blowdown
Thu May 02 2019

Good hike, trail in good condition with only one blow down.

Thu Apr 25 2019

nice hike. fun lunch with my pal

hiking
Tue Feb 19 2019

Hiking with young children, I would NOT rate this as easy. It was beautiful snowshoeing, but we decided pretty early in to turn around and find a different trail.

hiking
Mon Jan 14 2019

Pretty area but the trail was difficult to follow due to multiple branches. Good parking at the trail head. Was close to town, so a nice alternative to the busier trails.

Sat Jan 12 2019

Was not impressed, it was very muddy. No views and dog poop everywhere

hiking
Sat Sep 29 2018

Great hike. Not too strenuous. Some people have done an awesome job of trail maintenance. We saw one person at the trailhead and no one after that mid Saturday morning. Great views. Only downside is we got off trail (wrong trail) but more our fault than anything g. Pretty well marked overall. . Great views of mineral ridge and the surrounding lakes. Didn’t see any wildlife but cool hike never the less. Will definitely do again.

Mon Sep 24 2018

fun hike. beautiful tree stands. lunch in the snow on top

Sat Sep 22 2018

Fun trail to explore with kids (age 7, 5, and 1).

hiking
Sat Sep 15 2018

Just a bit confusing at the beginning as the trails split off in several areas. If you take a minute to review the trail on the map before you go, you should be fine. Nice meadows but no amazing overlooks. About half way up Yellowstone the road changes to gravel, but not an issue for a little FWD car.

hiking
Thu Jul 26 2018

NOT easy trail and confusing to follow with lots of little trails to follow. No lake views but pretty meadows. Got off trail a few times so glad I had GPS map to guide us.

hiking
Tue Jul 17 2018

Nice quick trail. Fairly well maintained, pleasant scenery including meadows and obscured lake views. Parking lot and bathroom at the bottom. Several forks, be sure to keep on the main trail unless you want a longer hike. Currently its marked with blue diamonds.

hiking
Tue Jul 03 2018

Beautiful easy hike with meadows and tall grasses. Had the trail to myself today

Tue May 22 2018

I like this hike with open meadow and parked out trees. Pretty....no no views but very serene.

hiking
Wed Apr 25 2018

Very nice trail; our first visit. Nice alternative to CdA residents usual hikes at Tubbs Hill, Mineral Ridge and English Point. Mostly double track trail on pine straw and partially shaded. I think I’d rate it ‘Moderate’ for the steady climd over the first 1/3 of the trail. I suspect maybe some blue diamond trail markers have gone missing since previous reviews, you’re left guessing a few times during the first 1/3 of the trail. Checking the map app was reassuring that we hadn’t veered off the wrong path. 75’ From the trailhead a well-worn path crosses the trail, keep straight. Then about 100 yards down the trail you come to several intersecting trails. Keep to either of the two left switchbacks. The blue diamonds disappear for several hundred yards but start again. Very nice parking lot for 10 cars with a Forest Service-type outhouse. Still patches of mud in places on the trail, but certainly not bad. We let the dogs swim at the nearby public rec area on Blue Bay afterwards.

Sat Mar 31 2018

trail was muddy and had some snow towards the top. Nothing a good pair of hiking shoes/boots can't handle.

snowshoeing
Tue Feb 27 2018

Cloudy windy day at Blue Creek Trail yesterday, but still beautiful with 4 inches of fresh powder snow. Parking lot was not plowed but still accessible. Except for the first little jaunt uphill the trail is fairly easy switchbacks up to a lollipop Loop. At the beginning of the trail you get a glimpse of Blue Creek Bay. most of the trail is through snow-covered woods. About halfway along the trail there is a bench and a old corral. Trail is very well-marked , we followed the blue markers all the way. Trail is about 2.7 miles long

Thu Feb 01 2018

Did this on Jan 31 and very little snow was present. Lots of mud though sort of like it would be in March. Very nice foresty hike and if you wander off the upper part of the loop you can find some views to the SE. With some exploring off trail I racked up 3.4 mi. Didn’t see anyone else.

snowshoeing
Fri Dec 22 2017

This is a great snowshoeing trail. Its not super long and not a lot of elevation but on a sunny day, it really is beautiful! Very nice close to town outing.

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