Crystal Lake Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Crystal Lake Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Saint Maries, Idaho that features a lake 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.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
656 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

This trail can be muddy in places as water flows over the trail in a few spots. Kids around 5 or older should be able to hike the trail with little to no assistance. There are two hiking trails to the lake but this is the most common and easier of the two. On the South end of the lake is a small peninsula great for camping away from day hikers. The lake is cold even in late summer but the brave can still manage a quick swim.

hiking
24 days ago

This is a really fun family hike with a few steep sections. Dogs don't have to be on the leash and you never really run into others out there which is my favorite part about this shorter trail. Snow is all gone and the road is clear for the season! There are even decent bathrooms at the trailhead so it gets 5 stars for that! Fishing was great here last summer too. This hike is BEAUTIFUL in the fall!

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Monday, July 04, 2016