Maiden Rock Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Maiden Rock Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cocolalla, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,207 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

beach

forest

lake

views

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

This is a well-marketed Forest Service trail which descends to a secluded beach on Lake Ponderay. Trail head parking is available at the Blacktail Mountain trailhead.

hiking
10 days ago

January - Mid Winter

Snow: None - Medium

This trail offers pleasant hike down to the shoreline with some beautiful views of lake Pend Oreille.

Along the trail you will find forested groves with cedars and some nice views of jutting rock faces including the final Maidens Rock at the end of the trail.

The trail is mostly flat, and has a steady incline down to the lake, making for a little bit of climb on the return trip. Nothing too strenuous or technical.

The beginning part of the trail was covered in ankle deep snow which eventually turned to ice, making navigating the trail difficult. Nearer the lake the snow\ice disappeared completely.

The main road is very accessible, even a small car could make it during the summer months. This time of year however the road is either covered in snow or ice making passage very risky.

Overall would definitely do again, look forward to giving it a try in the summer.

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