Marie Creek Trail

MODERATE 68 reviews

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, trail running, and horses and is best used from April until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2001 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

river

5 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

9 days ago

9 days ago

Wonderful hike. I wouldn't suggest going until June or when the rain clears up. It was pretty easy and such beautiful spots. I would definitely suggest going.

hiking
10 days ago

The road, just before trailhead will fork. You'll want to stay right at the fork.
As others have noted, unless there's been a stretch of dry weather, expect muddy areas the first mile.
This was a really nice hike which was mostly easy to trek with the exception of the last half mile or so which had several fallen trees across the path. Horse riders would not be able to get around these.
As Danielle noted, once you cross skitwish creek, you'll see two trails - stay to the right if you want to stay on track for this trail.

11 days ago

horseback riding
23 days ago

great trail until you get to the rocks...had to turn the horses around and head back. bummed we couldn't keep going.

1 month ago

Went here today before the heat set in. The first half mile is still pretty muddy but clears up after that. If you make it all the way to the skit wish creek. There is a sign that isn't placed correctly. Be warned if you think you are going to go across the creek and go left, it will take you up hill for 6 miles coming to the national forest road 202. Then you take the forest road all down hill for 6 miles to the parking lot. Loved the hike but wish there was more markers.

1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike! Mud, walk, half mile starting up. Waterproof hiking boots, recommended. ❤️

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike really wet and muddy we could not cross the creek today it's running a bit to high.

backpacking
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

If you have recently purchased yourself a new pair of kicks, and are thinking of trying them out on this trail, I’d recommend giving it another week or two. The first half mile of the trail is mostly slogging through very sloppy mud, with no opportunity to walk off to the side. You will have to cross a few creeks to finish this trail. At this point, in early spring, the water is quite high, but passable. Everything is green and fresh, and the flowers are starting to bloom.

2 months ago

Still some mud the first mile after that the trail is dry and the creek views are beautiful one of my favorites in the area

hiking
2 months ago

Great day hike! Trail had lots of mud and snow, so would recommend trying it out a littler later in the year. Beautiful area, lots of wildlife, great water views! Didn't make it all the way since it started to snow on us, but in line with Idaho weather, blue skies when we left and arrived back at the parking lot!

hiking
2 months ago

Very spring like conditions. Very muddy for the first 1.5 miles, Then dry and then lots of snow. Can't wait to come back in the summer to really hike the trail. Very beautiful area though. If driving up to the trail head there is big ruts that would require an SUV, truck or a car with high clearance.