Lakeshore Loop Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Plummer, Idaho that features a lake 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 November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles
26 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



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Lakeshore Loop Trail is one of the nature trails in Heyburn State Park. Although this trail is rather short, it is one of the best places in North Idaho to spot a moose. Lakeshore Trail begins at Hawley’s Landing Campground and takes you to the Plummer Creek Marsh Wildlife Viewing Area. This segment of the trail has no significant grade and is easily hiked by people of all ages. Those hikers who do not wish to continue on to the Plummer Creek Trail may take the adjacent, marked fire road to the left of the Plummer Creek Trail sign. The road makes a 1.1 mile loop back to the entrance to Hawley’s Landing Campground. The fire road has moderate grades through stands of lodgepole pine and Western red cedar. Hike along the shoreline of Chatcolet Lake from Hawley’s Landing Campground to the Indian Cliffs Trailhead. Along the way, make a side trip on the boardwalk out into Plummer Creek Marsh. Then return along the forested hillside above the lake. There is a boardwalk and interpretive trail at Plummer Creek Marsh. This is an excellent place to spot waterfowl and other marsh animals.

17 days ago

I’m not sure why this only has 2 stars! It’s a great little trail in this state park & as part of a day where you take multiple trails (like I did) it is great! It was beautiful/wonderful views of the natural beauty in the park.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

This is a short but sweet trail loop through a marsh area of Coeur d'Alene Lake in Heyburn State Park. This is used primarily as a bird spotting area. It is also an excellent place to look for moose.