Mineral Trail

MODERATE 39 reviews

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

27 days ago

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!

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28 days ago

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.

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1 month ago

Great trail, beautiful view of the lake!

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1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

nice eazy hike and very picturesque

2 months ago

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.

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3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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

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4 months ago

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!

11 months ago

Great hike and beautiful lake views

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Thursday, July 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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Sunday, July 02, 2017

I escaped from a meeting of friends at nearby Garfield Bay, and grabbed a quick hike on this trail. The trail is quite pleasant, with lots of wild flowers, forest, and scenic views of the lake. There are a few ups and downs, but nothing that will take too much wind out of your sails. There is another intersecting trail - Lost Lake Trail. I'm going to come back and map this for AllTrails.

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Sunday, March 05, 2017

It's beginning of March now, so the snow is still pretty thick and we didn't make it all the way up. However, we got a good 90 minutes in today, and we saw a nice view of the lake and mountains. I will definitely be trying this hike again as the weather gets warmer and the snow melts.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This is a moderately difficult trail. There isn't much going up or down, but the millage can make it long hike depending on how far down the trail you go. You can have some great views of Pend Oreille as well as find a hidden Lost Lake. Overall the trail can become a little tedious with not much else to look at the but same view of Pend Oreille.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Beautiful spot

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

This is a great easy hike with constantly changing beautiful views along the shoreline and in the woods. Dog friendly, too, as others noted.

There are more extensive forest service trails than shown on All Trails. In this area, we've learned you need a map!!

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

An easy trail with plenty of great photo ops of Lake Pend d'Oreille.

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Monday, September 05, 2016

Beautiful high with water views that are spectacular the entire way. We had a bit of confusion about whether to start at the top by following the local signs to mineral point or to start at Green Bay campground. Either direction would be great but just a good clarifying note when trying to navigate to the trail head. We started at top and hiked down to the beach and back up. I would recommend either!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Nice trail, beautiful views, and a great beach to swim to cool down. Will definitely come back here.

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Sunday, August 07, 2016

great hike along the water. some great views.

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Monday, July 04, 2016

You can start at either the camping area (at the beach) or drive a couple more miles to the trailhead on a dusty road. Trailhead is 2.5 miles back to beach, and 3.5 miles to lost lake.

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Super beautiful spring day. The trail was pretty smooth. The views were beyond beautiful! The end there is a nice picnic spot with tables. Will try lost lake trail next! Not too steep at all!

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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Love this trail. Easy access, dog friendly with the reward of the lake at the bottom. Gets busy in the summer but as I hike it 3 seasons it does not matter. Good conditioning hike in the spring.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

I've hike about 3/4 of this loop trail. Nice trail with great views. Can get crowded. Goes along the ridge through timber and has nice views of Pend O'Reille Lake.

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