Blue Creek Trail

EASY 20 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
590 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

muddy

hiking
15 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
1 month 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

1 month ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 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.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Good hike, not to hard. Starting hard up.

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

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

4 months ago

4 months ago

very few people. fun hike

4 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

hiking
Saturday, March 26, 2016