Fernan Lake Natural Area is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length1.3 miElevation gain226 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingDog friendlyBlowdown
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Hannah Wilson
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Hiking

A little chilly out there, but it was a beautiful day and the lake was so calm.

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carley higgins
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Hiking

very narrow paths and overgrown. not good for kids or dogs.

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Christian Schwalbach
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Mostly for trail running I like how close this trail is for me and the views of the lake are nice however the trail is pretty short and some detours require out and back trips. When ice is present sections can be sketchy. Doing laps can create a more intense workout if needed. Pros: short, flexible distances, good balance of terrain for running, close to CdA town Cons: maybe crowded in nice weather, roots and rocks can present tripping hazards

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Sara Leard
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Hiking

a little chilly but quick exercise

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Benjamin Barr
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I really loved this trail. It's pretty short, but skews more moderate in difficulty by alltrails standards, due to steep sections and a decent elevation change. Really beautiful views towards the ends of the loops, with a middle that has wonderful tree cover that makes you feel like you are much farther away from the highway than you really are. Proximity to the highway (and the noise that comes with it) is the biggest negative of this trail. It's a great little slice of northern Idaho that I highly recommend.

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Larry Johnson
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Brendle User
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Hiking

Icy slippery fun! Tight narrow path with little side trails.

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Mandy Christensen
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Jessica St Moblo
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Off trail

Went with three kids because it said “kid friendly”. It really was very pretty, but the trails were very narrow and steep. Maybe with older children or teenagers.

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Shaun Tidball
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Hiking

Quick little trail close to town.

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Mila Mikheeva
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Hiking

Good quick trail to get outside with the kids.

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Juri Siskin
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Hiking

Easy light short trail

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Vanessa Armstrong
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Hiking

Slippery short lots of animal tracks

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Christopher R Souser
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Hiking

Trail in progress, lots of branch trails and lots of flagging to places trails are not existing.. but really good fun use of a limited piece of land. Will come back again.

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Melanie Bell
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Hiking

Nice trail, pretty clean and not rocky. All though muddy right now. No snow

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Dave Nance
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Dave Nance
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Hiking

Great short hike. some step ups and downs. can actually extend and go around the lake by the freeway. lots of options on length.

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Amanda Boik
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Dennis Lamoreaux
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Linda Lemas
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Hiking

This trail was marked "easy". It was def doinitely not easy. I'd be hard pushed to even say it was moderate because there were several places where it was very steep for short spurts, and other places had stretches of very treacherous footing. We were totally unprepared for that strenuous of a hike. So I don't understand the differences in other reviews. One said it was okay even for their friends who were beginner hikers. others said it was an easy climb. others said it was hard, so there were many switchbacks and I don't know if that's what the difference is, but we did follow the trails laid out for the loop and we're really struggling coming back up from the lake sedge

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Jason F
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Hiking

Nice short hike

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Matt T
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Kristen Legg
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I don’t know why everyone has such a hard time finding the trail... cell reception is good just keep all trails map open if needed, but was fairly straightforward. Good easy short hike with nice views of fernan lake and cda golf course

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Taushka Radonski
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The trail is overgrown up the side of Hill. Turned around.

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Peter Baumgardner
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Rebecca Jones
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Regan Jones
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HikingOver grown

This trail is gorgeous, but you need to pay attention to the map! It’s very easy to go off trail because some spots of it are overgrown. However, this was an awesome hike that wasn’t too difficult; we had some beginner hikers with us and they didn’t have too much trouble.

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