Evans Landing

MODERATE 36 reviews
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Evans Landing is a 3.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Careywood, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,099 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

trail running

walking

beach

lake

views

wildlife

blowdown

hiking
7 hours ago

Great trail, well kept, cool amongst the trees, great views of the big lake. Downhill all the way in, uphill all the way out. Pretty quick hike, we were done by mid morning

hiking
7 days ago

Loved this hike! Fantastic views despite the smokey haze. There is definitely work on the way back; mostly uphill. I was sweating and got a leg workout for sure. Good fun!

23 days ago

This hike is a quick one but don’t let the short distance fool you, it was intense due to the elevation change. Nothing that can’t be tackled with a few water breaks to take in the view though. A pretty great swimming area & a few picnic tables await successful hikers at the trails end. I look forward to doing it again!!

1 month ago

Beautiful hike; the workout is on the way back. Would have been nice to be able to sit on a beach once we got to the water but the water level is too high right now.

1 month ago

We truly enjoyed this hike. Yes, it is uphill on the way back but depending on your fitness level it's not too bad. The beach is nice and if you walk a little down from the trail there is a camp site you can relax on. Overall, beautiful hike.

hiking
2 months ago

We had a great time on this hike, although we went at the end of May and the water levels were too high to enjoy the beach area or actually get to the point. Be prepared for a good workout on the way back! Totally worth it. This would be a great place to camp when the water level goes down.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail! Never seen signs for a trail until we were a couple turns away from arriving; which made us doubt we were heading the right direction, but it all worked out.
My wife and I loved it, my 3 kids (ages 13,10, and 6) completed it with some moderate to heavy breathing (depending how fast you go back up).
We counted around a dozen trees that were laying in the trail...no big deal. Some shell rock and slight steep areas, but definitely manageable.
The refreshing thought of making it to the long awaited beach (at the bottom) had diminished when we noticed the water level is much much higher, right now, than it usually is (according to other hikers)....sure we could have gone swimming but there’s lots of yellow pollen all over the surface if the water.
In the end, we had a blast...took about 2.5 hours for us.

hiking
2 months ago

05/28/18 We decided to take a leisure walk lol. Downhill wasn't bad but coming back up worked up a good sweat. Beautiful views and the dogs were able to swim at the lake. The water is high so couldn't make it to the beach. Definitely bring a camel pack. :) Also, it's a narrow trail and had a few trees we had to climb over, so watch your footing.

hiking
3 months ago

Wow, awesome hike. Gravel beach at the bottom is a dream for dogs. Well-marked single track trail mostly on pine straw. Lots of wildflowers and more songbirds than most local hikes. There are a few blowdowns crossing the trail that only present a small challenge to old/fat dogs.

The trailhead may not be obvious. The trail starts right at the cul’de sac. Look for the trailhead sign, no need to venture up either of the two private roads. We had cell coverage over the whole trail.

3 months ago

May 5 great weather not too hot absolutely nobody there have the beach to ourselves. About 12 downed trees that need to be removed from the trail.

6 months ago

it was a gorgeous hike and had a great trail, although I was slightly disappointed to realize once you get to the lake, you have to take the same trail back up

hiking
9 months ago

I enjoyed a very nice hike today, through an autumn wonderland, with a picture-perfect view of the lake as a last reward. Remember, that what does down, must come up again. This hike goes down, down, down to the lake. It's like buying altitude on credit - you have to pay it back at the end.

10 months ago

Good fall hike. Had the place all to myself. Well, except for a fisherman on his boat

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful North Idaho Fall hike, morning hike so we had the trail all to ourselves! Fairly easy hike in with a beautiful beach and nice area for a picnic....hike out was more challenging but enjoyable!

backpacking
10 months ago

A moderate trail with great views and a nice rock beach at the bottom.

hiking
10 months ago

Eh, it was ok. There were picnic tables and fire pits on the landing so any feelings of solitude are replaced by a 'town park' feel. The climb out isn't bad so it might be worth checking out.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

great day hike to a perfect beach get away. minus the sail boats and full packed beach we encountered. was able to still find a slice of PNW heaven. also path was slightly over grown in some areas. made the whole hike down and up in my running shoes. wasn't able to use this app on the hike due to lack of service and couldn't get it checked off.

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Great if looking for a hiking trail where you can swim once reaching the end. Trail path completely surrounded by wild raspberries you can pick and eat during the entire hike.

hiking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Trail is very steep and narrow in some parts. The view is beautiful. We did the hike with our three little kids and two dogs. It was a fun family hike, but definitely had its challenges. The beach and camping areas are beautiful! However, black flies were all over so make sure to bug spray!

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great hike, but can be steep at parts. Trail is well marked, narrow, wide enough for one person only for most of the way. Very secluded, we only saw two other people when we were there from 9-11 am! Not sure if this would be totally safe for younger kids or small dogs. Lots of shade, minimal mosquitos. Beautiful views!!! Bring bear spray..and your swim suit! Beautiful!

backpacking
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This is a great local spot! Close to Cd'A and Sandpoint with EPIC lake views.

It's an easy 2 downhill miles in and they 2 miles up on the way out.

There are about 3/4 camp spots with 2/3 firepits. Not a lot of wood for burning unless you bring a good axe.

Highly recommend this spot!

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