Northside Loop Trail

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Northside Loop Trail is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Athol, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.6 miles
393 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips


trail running




wild flowers



3 months ago

Definitely an easy trail, very disappointed however for it was extremely boring and for a while you are walking next to a road.

mountain biking
Monday, August 14, 2017

The trail is a good workout. I would use a map for this trail if you haven't been on it. The trail has a lot of side trails and not mark very well. Also I would grade this easy to moderate trail.

mountain biking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Great trail for an easy and fun bike ride.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This loop trail is also known as the "Buggy Trail" on the Farragut trail map, if you stay on the route you shouldn't be getting on different trails and covering more distance. I hike here with my dogs almost daily, the north side is very quite as most of the visitors are at the lake or south side. No matter which side you are headed to, Farragut is definitely worth the visit.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Let me start off by saying that if this trail is new to you, expect to do more distance than what others report the trail is unless your following a recording. Multiples of trails and road cross each other in this park and it's very easy to follow another route.

I just finished this trail today, not another soul was to be seen during my 8.3 mile loop. The weather was perfect, nice and cool with thunder in the distance. The trail itself was wet but not muddy or soggy, great for walking on. No snow, puddles or Creeks to cross either. Remember Farragut is a state park so a fee is required if you don't have the pass.

mountain biking
Sunday, April 16, 2017

I rode this trail today on a mountain bike. The snow is melted in Farragut State Park, and most of the mud is gone. It was still a little chilly, but a pleasant ride just the same. These trails are ready to hike and bike for the year!

cross country skiing
Saturday, January 07, 2017

North loop A is around 4 miles and loop B is around 6.5 miles, you can do either or combine. It is groomed in winter for fat bikes, but you can also x/c ski or snowshoe. The north loops allow dogs, which is a great option to share outdoor fun. Leashes are REQUIRED. There can be a fair amount of users so be respectful. There are additional x/c-only groomed trails south of the highway but they do not permit dogs.

I ski'd the B loop with my dog on the day after New Years in 15-degree weather and ran into 2 other skiers and 4 fat-bikers.

Enjoyable rolling terrain with a couple moderate hills to ski down and climb. 90% is winding through timber which is a great atmosphere, especially with a fresh snow load on the tree branches.

Farragut is a state park, so daily use fee or annual vehicle sticker is required.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The north side may not have the lake, but it has its own beauty. A little more secluded than the south side, you are less likely to run into people, but you have the possibility of running into horse back riders. A nice easy hike!

Monday, November 28, 2016

This is a nice and easy, peaceful hike. Farragut State Park has so much to offer in its beauty and trails. Northside Loop does have more people on it than the south side however.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Nice easy trail, didn't see anyone else very peaceful.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Beautiful views

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Farragut is my playground. Tons of fun. You can't go wrong

Friday, April 15, 2016

It's a great hike make sure you stay on the trail

Monday, June 30, 2014

Many places to hike, we took the hike that went to Bernard Peak which would a great hike with some great views.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Farragut State Park is a great place to go hiking,mountain biking,horse back riding,camping or just going for a picnic next to Lake Pend Oreille. The lake is 43 miles long,over 1,000 feet deep,over 6 miles wide at its widest point and is the largest body of fresh water in Idaho. The park has 4,000 acres to explore with some great views of the lake along with the chance to see the Mountain Bluebird - Idaho's state bird. There is a small entrance fee to use the park but it is well worth the price.

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