Marie Creek Trail is a 8.3 mile out and back trail located near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from April until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.
Beautiful out and back trail, the trail does have a lot of water on it in the fall part of the year so wear boots / waterproof shoes. Lots of off trail fun if you are into it- be careful of road in and out as it is very curvy
The 1st mile is not much to see, after that you hike along the creek through nice shaded cedars for another 2 miles. You can then choose to take the route up to the viewpoint which is another 6 miles or stay along the creek for another 2 miles, but no viewpoint along the creek. There are several camping spots along the creek that are very pretty. So you can do 8 miles in for a in and out of for a total of 16 miles. Or stay along creek and do 5 miles in for a total 10 in and out.
There are better trails but this is easy, as the 1st mile is the only part that has Hills if you stay along the creek.
Nice easy trail. great scenery.
Pretty hike. Moderate climb up and down into the creek then becomes a fairly easy hike as you hike parallel to Marie Creek. Lots of trees down that you have to step over and the farther you go the more trees you have to climb over. The end of the trail is blocked by a couple of huge trees with no access around them. Overall a great hike and very beautiful.
Fun hike along Marie creek. The end of the trail is a bit anti-climatic. All of the creeks were easily crossed. We started at 1:30 pm and we were back to the trailhead by 4:45. We met one hiker on the trail and greeted some equestrians back at the trailhead. Lots of wild flowers and no bugs.
Beautiful, very quiet!
was a great hike. Minimal spots that were muddy. Was an all around good time.
Muddy in spots but such a beautiful trail.
Today (5/17/16) wasn't near as muddy towards the start/end as it was a few weeks ago. We did a leisurely pace of almost 7-miles in 3 1/2 hours. The uphill will be at the end, but this actually seemed easier since I was nice and warmed up by then ;)
We saw a couple of little snakes, a hitchhiking tick, a couple of horses, and too many mosquitos.
The creek, once you reach it, is okay. Good enough for the dogs to cool off and to throw some cold water over your head, which was nice.
Overall this is a pretty, and easy hike within just a few
minutes of Coeur d'Alene, so that's always a nice option.
First time hiking Marie Creek, we loved it!!! Beautiful hike the entire way. Very muddy this time of year but just it added to the adventure.
great horse back riding trail. kinda hard to get back to and is in a weird location but it is very pretty!