Blue Creek Trail

EASY 37 reviews

Blue Creek Trail is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
570 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

19 days ago

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

snowshoeing
1 month ago

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

2 months ago

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
3 months ago

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.

5 months ago

no view of the bay or much of anything, moderate hike

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy hike. Not much for views, but good for exercise/conditioning.

hiking
7 months ago

Great place to run your dogs. This trail map follows the blue diamond route. You can also add some distance by following the yellow and red diamond down the old raid and back up from E Yellowstone. 1 hour, 20 minutes to do it all

hiking
10 months ago

The upper loop is not overly interesting. Unless I missed something there were not any views to speak of. There was a nice bit of elevation change that got me puffing because I was trying to take it too fast. The lower trail that starts on the other side of the street feeding into the trailhead is possibly more interesting. It goes down to the water so you can be sitting on the dock of the bay watching the tide roll away. Ok, maybe not the tide, but there is a dock. There were people fishing off the dock when I walked down.

10 months ago

Good hike, not to hard. Starting hard up.

10 months ago

Very muddy! But pretty, will come back later in the season.

11 months ago

very few people. fun hike

hiking
Friday, December 02, 2016

Blue Creek Trail is a nice spot to take a quick leg-stretcher in the woods. It is easily accessed from I-90 most of the year. Please be advised to drive VERY slowly on East Yellowstone Trail road. Yours would not be the first death on this treacherous stretch of road. The trail head for Blue Creek Trail is clearly marked. There is ample parking and a rest room facility at the trail head. Many of the local hikers cheat, and park about a mile before the trail head, and take a short cut to the trail, with less of an incline. The trail is easy to follow. It is not a well-maintained trail, so expect it to be muddy on wet days. I have hiked this trail at all times of the year, including winter. The trail gets quite slippery in places in the winter, so bring some traction shoes. There are not any spectacular vistas on this hike, but the drive to the trail head is beautiful at any time of year.

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