Bud Howard aka Big Tree Trail

MODERATE 134 reviews

Bud Howard aka Big Tree Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1292 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

Moderate hike, connecting to Canfield Mtn. trail system This is a nice climb, with views through the trees. This trail connects with the Canfield Mtn trail system. Presently there is only one blowdown, it appears the local horse clubs maintain the trail well. This is also accessed by horseback from Dalton Gardens area.

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11 days ago

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21 days ago

Moderate hike up the north and west side of Canfield with views of Hayden Lake and the Rathdrum Prarie. Well maintained trail, some switchbacks at the start, but it evens out to a gradual incline. We went to the end of the trail and then took the dirt road to the top of Canfield to views of the lake to the South, then back down Trail D to the Bud Howard trail. Total of 7.3 miles. Total hiking time was about 3 hours.

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23 days ago

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29 days ago

The trail is pretty with a couple of lookouts over the lake. If you want to reach a look out at the end of the trail you have to hike up on a different trail a few more miles. This trial that the tracking shows just ends at a road with options to continue further for the lookout.

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29 days ago

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1 month ago

Saw some black bear cubs on the trail

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1 month ago

We hiked to the top for the great view, which brought our total mileage to just over 7 miles. Great trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail for jogging!

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice hike up and back. Luckily, didn't see Mama Bear and cub.

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2 months ago

nice walk