Mullan Military Road Interpretive Trail

EASY 1 reviews

Mullan Military Road Interpretive Trail is a 0.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cataldo, Idaho that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

hiking
26 days ago

I saw this on AllTrails some time ago, and decided to check it out the next time I passed by. The gate from the main road is still locked, but there is ample parking at the gate. The snow is mostly melted. There are restrooms at the trailhead. There is a monument to Captain Mulan, who engineered a wagon road through this pass in the 1800s. The trail is graveled most of the way. It passes through wooded area. There are a few snow melt streams running through the area. There aren't any fantastic views along the trail, but the surrounding area is lovely.

There is a picnic table at the trailhead, right next to a little stream. It looks like a fine place to have a secluded lunch. This would be a great trail for somebody driving through the area, who needed to take a walk before hitting the highway again.