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Mineral Trail is a 3.4 mile out and back trail located near Sagle, Idaho that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.4 miles Elevation Gain: 639 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

hiking
bugs
5 hours ago

hiking
bugs
17 hours ago

mountain biking
rocky
1 day ago

First time mountain biking here about 4 weeks ago. Trail views are INCREDIBLE. It was a little tough for this novice mountain biker but doable. Trail was very quiet the day we went, only passed 2 couples. Such a gorgeous and serene experience. We will be back to hike or bike it again! The dirt road up is a little rough, so watch for potholes and take your time.

hiking
8 days ago

Overrun with people, making trail loud and crowded. Also lots of mountain bikers not respecting trail educate where they must yield to hikers. When we got back to parking spot it was packed full of cars many parked along side road making it hard to exit. Only 4 from Idaho. The remainder from Washington where everything is closed. So now that they have Washington closed, people flock to places open like this thus doing exactly what they are trying to avoid, high concentration of people. Please respect trail educate. Mountain bikers yield to hikers which means pulling off trail without disrupting vegetation. Be careful as not to run over hikers on blind corners. Everyone yields to equestrian traffic.

hiking
9 days ago

Awesome trail, pretty easy with a few spots of steeper hiking. Spectacular views. We went on mineral trail 82 then circled back on trail 80, I would recommend going backwards to get the views of the lake at the end

hiking
29 days ago

On a nice day this is a busy trail. It is narrow and will also have mountain bikers. If you prefer to hike upward to the best viewpoints then descend back - start at the GreenBay campground entrance. The trail I used involved parking at the entrance (campground is closed) and walking a mile into the campground/beach area then taking Mineral Trail (#82)

hiking
1 month ago

Not Mineral Trail. This is where you can hike towards mineral trail on a combination of trails 82, 81, and 80

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike with beautiful view. I just prefer to hike uphill first and on way back going downhill ;).

hiking
6 months ago

Had the whole trail to ourselves... lovely!

hiking
7 months ago

This is a gorgeous easy trail with wonderful views of the lake.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful quick trail. It works you a bit but not too much. A great rest day sort of hike. Great views. My dog loves the hike too!

hiking
7 months ago

Great little trail! Not difficult but plenty of changes in the scenery. We started from the top so our ending view was the amazing rock beach at the campground. Great look out points over the lake and a well groomed trail. Great for dogs as well.

hiking
8 months ago

Hard to find- but awesome once you are there!! Also the road is hard on cars- I drive a Prius and that logging road was not the easiest (I mean there were people dirt biking out there!) But follow the signs and you'll find the trailhead. It was beautiful!

hiking
9 months ago

As advertised! Modestly challenging with great views along the way. Not sure what that one reviewer wants who didn't like the gravel road section. We saw one of those tiny Fiats at the trailhead! Honda Civics etc... I guess if you just had your Cayenne detailed it might not be the hike for you. But this is a fun part of the lake and this hike let's you see it well. Pack a light lunch for picnic tables at top!

hiking
9 months ago

OK trail. Best view is near the top of the trail, but disappointing that it isn’t an earned view payoff from hiking- you can park at the best view area.

hiking
9 months ago

Great quick day hike. Start at the Green Bay campground and hike up to the plaque. Hiked it with a little over cast and was perfect. Great views of the lake most of the time. You don’t go down to the water at all so don’t think this is a swimming hike. All in all mild steepness. 3.7 miles round trip to the forest service plaque

hiking
rocky
10 months ago

Gradual climb. Scenic trail.

hiking
Wed May 08 2019

We started at the bottom from Green Bay Campground. #82 This is a beautiful well-maintained trail. There is lots of shade and some gorgeous viewpoints overlooking Pend Oreille Lake. Lots of wildflowers blooming this time of year. There is a bench at the top of the trail (Mineral Piont) by the monument where you can sit and enjoy the view. The trail itself is fairly easy with moderate inclines. From Garfield Bay it took us 15 minutes on the forest service road to get to Green Bay Campground. It's about 2 miles on a narrow dirt road. There were lots of potholes but doable. There is an outhouse at the campground trailhead and a beautiful rocky beach. There are several picnic tables and campsites. A great place to have a picnic after the hike.

hiking
Tue Apr 30 2019

Trail is in excellent condition. No snow, mud, nor blowdowns. Shared the trail with a couple others hikers and a couple mountain bikers. We started at the top and went to the bottom and back up. I will start at the bottom next time as the views are the best reward!

Mon Aug 27 2018

This was a GREAT family hike. 3.7 miles is the entire distance, 1.8 each way. Lots of scenery from overlooks of the lake to tall cedar forests, and several in between. Overall, the trail goes up and down, which makes for a nice rest period after each uphill portion. My 7 and 9 year olds had a blast and neither had any difficulty with the trail. There is a parking lot and pit toilet at each end. There is also a really nice picnic area with tables at the North end of the trail. We will definitely be back and plan to picnic there!

hiking
Sun Aug 26 2018

Very disappointing hike. Why did everyone love this one? First off, you should be warned that the drive is a long gravel road and hard to find. Thanks to the previous reviewer’s info about turning at the red barn, we eventually found the right road. But 2-3 miles down the road we went towards “All trails” instead of “campground”. Big mistake! Horrendous 2.5 miles of potholes! The hike itself was okay, but should only be done on a clear sunny day. It’s very smoky right now, so no views. With no views, this hike is definitely not worth the drive.

hiking
Sun Aug 05 2018

Great trail, beautiful view of the lake!

hiking
Sun Aug 05 2018

A splendid hike with gorgeous views! It starts at the Green Bay Campground and heads northeast for about two hours worth of a hike. Keep in mind it is a climb, however the temperate forest provide a great deal of shade which facilitate a nice light breeze to cool you down.

Fri Jul 06 2018

nice eazy hike and very picturesque

Mon Jun 25 2018

Parked at the lower parking lot of the Green Bay camp ground. ~3.7 miles from the lower trail head to the "T" with the Trail #82 sign. Go the extra ~0.25 mile to the mineral point picnic spot. Great lake views and saw a Bald Eagle.

hiking
Mon May 28 2018

This trail is Trail No. 82. Take Sagle Road to Garfield Bay Cut Off Road, then turn left at the Big Red Barn into Green Bay Road (no sign). You can access the trail at either the Green Bay Campground or to the East. The road is a little rough. Good parking at the East trailhead for 6-7 cars, and pull outs on the road to park as well. Also nearby is the Lost Lake Trail Head #81. Plenty of space to mountain bike, well maintained. Small beach at the West trailhead. Multiple benches to sit and enjoy the view. I would classify this trail as easy, good for kids and dogs. Took 90 minutes to walk the entire trail.

Mon May 07 2018

This is a real scenic hike! There are multiple routes to take as well so you can do a lot of exploring.

hiking
Sun May 06 2018

Well maintained trail with gorgeous scenery! Well marked and challenging for us since we had a 2 year old in a backpack carrier and a 3 month old in a front carrier! Will definitely come back to camp at the end with friends!

Sat Oct 07 2017

Great hike and beautiful lake views

hiking
Thu Jul 20 2017

Great short little hike on a well kept trail. There are some moderate inclines with nice Lake views and lots of shade.

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