Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail

MODERATE 317 reviews

Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
649 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
6 days ago

As of Jan 15th the trail is mildly muddy with only a handful of sections that are very slick and icy. You do not need cleats or YakTrax at this point.

hiking
1 month ago

Not a bad hike for the beginning of the season to get your hiking juices flowing! Pretty steep sections and a nice view from the top!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful morning on mineral ridge today.. the fog started clearing out and made for some spectacular views. Nice short hike close to home.

1 month ago

I love this hike! This hike is quick but it is beautiful and gets your blood pumping. The view from the top of the mountain is like nothing I have ever seen before. CDA is beautiful, especially from the top.

1 month ago

Quick hike, beautiful views, nice groomed trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great quick hike. We went up yesterday before Thanksgiving dinner and it was windy windy at the top. Trail is clear and in good condition. Enjoy!

2 months ago

amazing view at the top! sit and relax and collect yourself:)

hiking
2 months ago

I love this trail during all seasons. You can lengthen the trail by taking some of the out and back trails along the main trail line. first one is a cave and a few other lookout ones like lost man trail. great views and a little covered picnic area at top with a water fountain that works during the summer. lots of benches along the way if not a typical hiker or just want to take in the scenery. the trail does have a designation direction once you get a little way into it. My husband and I use this trail for getting in shape for backpacking and testing out new gear. dog friendly

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome little hike, and even better views at the top. I took my camera and drone along and filmed the whole thing and the video came out great!

To get a feel for the hike on an October afternoon, check it out at https://youtu.be/WRBp3njBs6E.

Or search on YouTube 'Mineral Ridge Idaho' and it'll be the fourth one down. Thanks for checking it out. Hit that subscribe button!

2 months ago

Beautiful and educational

hiking
2 months ago

well maintained trail. Ample switchbacks. Great views of the lake. On a weekday afternoon, only saw 10 or so other hikers.

hiking
3 months ago

My 3 year old only made it half way but my 6 year old ran to the top. He fell a sleep as soon as we got back to the car. Beautiful views and a nice little work out. Love the trees and fresh air.

3 months ago

awesome and beautiful! great views!

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail today. Trail is in good condition. Hike about 1 mike to blue bird and silver lake viewpoint at 3020 ft elevation. Well worth the views

3 months ago

Great hike

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is great for a quick fun hike. The first half is mostly incline but the view at the top is definitely worth it. There's sturdy benches along the way to rest and a drinking fountain up top. It's a gorgeous hike for anyone.

hiking
5 months ago

Great hike for a quick little time outdoors and a great view of Lake Cda. One of our go-tos for a quick, rewarding hike.

hiking
5 months ago

Note: the hike is actually 3.3 miles. A quick hike with some very nice scenery and vistas at the top. Very little traffic in the morning. A couple steep points but nothing really too challenging.

5 months ago

Grew up hiking here. Best in the evening to see the sunset at the rocky view point.

PLEASE stop making the cheat trails. The land is being destroyed.

hiking
5 months ago

Really nice trail! Easy walk and nicely shaded. Will definitely come back

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