Mickinnick Trail

MODERATE 15 reviews
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Mickinnick Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ponderay, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2106 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Beautiful views of Lake Pend O'Reille!

hiking
10 days ago

I hiked this last January. I used snowshoes where the trail had deep drifts, but a lot of it was packed down and extremely icy. I think I slipped twice. There were lots of mule deer and plenty of birds to look for. The view at the top is great!

hiking
18 days ago

If you're looking for a decent hike and a good workout, this is it. 3.5 up and down! 7 miles total. There are a couple great viewing spots of the lake! It was a very smokey day, so the views were hindered. Still beautiful!
Wish there were better markers for when the trail ends. At the top there are two more benches, but nothing about how far you've gone or where it ends.
Few people out today, but I enjoyed that because I went solo. Yes there are better trails out there, but this is a good one and I will do it again (it's basically in my backyard!).

hiking
18 days ago

there is NOT a mountain lake at the top. The trail has a couple of decent view points but one would be better off driving to Schweitzer mountain for the same views only unobstructed. Find something to hike on the south or East end of the lake

19 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Good hike- great for dogs. Love coming here- not busy often- so if you want a quiet hike- this is the one.

hiking
1 month ago

Oh I love this trail. Hopefully the photos do it justice. It's not that difficult, unless it super hot; and the view is a Trillion dollar view. The amazing thing this year was the wife and I scored Huckleberries, for anyone who has never picked Huckleberries; this was an experience of a lifetime! What a thrill.

hiking
2 months ago

Great workout and amazing views!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! Challenging but not too crazy. Great views on the way and at the top.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike! Very steep on the way up, but doable for most ages. We typically make it to the second bench and then turn around, but the view at the top is fantastic if you're looking for a longer hike.

hiking
3 months ago

This is an amazing hike. It's pretty steep on the way up, but definitely doable if you're in decent shape. I would bring water and a snack with you. There are amazing views of Lake Pend O'Reille, Sandpoint, and Ponderay at several viewpoints on the way up. Towards the top, it gets fairly rocky but nothing bad. The trail is named after Mick and Nicky Pleass, who donated the mountainside to the forest service to make this trail, and there's a nice little description about the story at the start of the hike. There is private property right next to the hike, but it is well marked so should be easy to avoid.

hiking
5 months ago

Monday, September 19, 2016

hiking
Monday, September 05, 2016