Marie Creek Trail is a 8.7 mile moderately trafficked 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: 8.7 miles Elevation Gain: 1,564 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

running

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

Trail was very muddy as everyone said. And it was a great trail! I made it about 2.5/3 miles in and will be returning in the summer to hike the whole trail. Peaceful hike.

hiking
7 days ago

Extremely muddy first mile. Not bad after but deff wet. Bring another pair of shoes and probably pants. Make sure your boots are waterproof.

hiking
9 days ago

This is a pretty great hike. The 1st mile has a lot of mud, but after that ifs not as bad. The forest is fantastic. There is a pretty "larger" stream that crosses the trail around mile 3ish but if you are willing to get your feet wet it's not an issue. There is also a sign that I think is pointing in the wrong direction as you can tell it's been washed out and propped back up. The trail continues straight ahead across the stream but the sign indicates this is the 6 miles to a forest service road and not the 2 miles left to the dead end like it should. Overall I really enjoyed this hike. Would recommend.

hiking
muddy
15 days ago

extremely muddy at beginning, amazing trail and view.

hiking
muddy
16 days ago

horseback riding
25 days ago

Totally awesome!

hiking
1 month ago

We did this hike twice in the beginning and end of one week! It’s just great you get some diversity on the trail with mountain sun views but mostly “fairy” like creek areas with make shift wooden bridges, ferns moss and cedars. It’s very nice and peaceful in the evening hours too. Some parts there are creeks you have to find your way across when the water is high but if you look hard there is always a way. Not too highly trafficked also saw about 4 families the whole time. I think this trail I still a secret as I’ve lived here twenty plus and never heard of it. It’s my new favorite! Oh and found lots of morels along the trail

hiking
flooded
muddy
washed out
1 month ago

Awesome hike! Muddy 1st mike and the last mile is flooded over. So you can about 6 miles right now, bring drive home shoes!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
blowdown
bridge out
flooded
muddy
snow
1 month ago

A great spring trail. It starts off muddy and uphill the first mile—wear boots. The climb is over quickly and leads to a gorgeous view of the creek valley during your descent. The descent ends in a gorgeous meadow. The rest of the trail follows Marie Creek at a relatively flat grade. Be advised, there are several stream crossings that must be navigated, and several boggy spots where the trail becomes easily lost. The end of the trail dissipates into nothing and can cause confusion if you don’t notice the wooden sign that reads “end of trail.” Also a bit of snow towards the end, but nothing bad. The first 2.5 miles are the best, the rest is just for the workout and bragging rights. :)

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

A good amount of elevation change but out 4 and 5 year olds pulled through. We went in 2.1 miles to the creek and it was fantastic. Mud first half of the trail was a PITA.

hiking
muddy
snow
washed out
1 month ago

April - Early Spring This long trail follows a decent sized creek through a small valley. First portion of the trail is a bit muddy, but it clears up after about 1.5 miles. There is a little bit of elevation gain as you climb over a ridge and head down into the valley (and of course on the way out), but otherwise the trail is mostly flat, with some nice tree coverage and foliage. There are a few decently sized cedars on the trail, and I'm sure it has more to offer during late spring or summer months when everything is in bloom. We did run into some snow, bit nothing that couldn't be navigated. My feet did get wet though. The trail ends rather unceremoniously in a dense tree covering with a sign that reads "Trails End," and nothing else to see. Like others have mentioned, I feel that the first 2-3 miles are all that is worth hiking. There is a large clearing a few miles into the trail that seems to be the best place to stop and turn around. Otherwise not much else to say. Parking lot is large, and you can ride horses on this trail. Roads to the trail are mostly paved, and close to the freeway. All and all, it was nice enough, but I probably won't revisit.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

We enjoyed this trail as a family! We went in about 2 miles and headed back, it was perfect for our family including a 5 year old, 13, and 15 year old. Gorgeous views, some muddy patches but well worth it

hiking
muddy
snow
washed out
1 month ago

The trail is super muddy for the first half-mile, then clears up the rest of the way. The next three miles are pristine. I could not complete the hike because of snowfall, ice, and runoff covering the back third of the trail. The trail should be ready for full use between 4-8 weeks.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

April 11 = Muddy patches & snow about two+ miles in to the hike.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

hiking
muddy
snow
2 months ago

Great trail. The first 1/2 mile was muddy. Then about 2 miles in the snow got tough to walk through. Look forward to going back in a month.

hiking
2 months ago

Really enjoyed, did not go all the way, Beautiful weather. Still a little icy and muddy, bring yak-tracks.

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