Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail

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Sandpoint, Idaho

Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sandpoint, Idaho that features a lake 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.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 59 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

beach

lake

views

wild flowers

Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail is a lakeside trail that traces the Northwest edge of Lake Pend d'Oreille Bay. Begin your hike in Sandpoint, Idaho at coordinates: 48.279956, -116.545990. This is near Sandpoint City Beach. There is a parking lot that holds 7 cars. There is one portable toilet at the trail head. This is a dog-friendly trail, so expect to see lots of people walking their dogs. The trail is well-defined, and easy to follow. There are no noteworthy obstacles along the trail. The trail is mostly level, with insignificant changes in elevation. There is a beautiful lake view the entire route. This trail can be navigated year-round, if one does not mind a bit of snow in the winter. If the parking lot is full, there is ample parking at the nearby Sandpoint City Beach. There is a beachfront trail there as well.

hiking
5 days ago

This is a great after work walk or a leg stretcher on a drive.

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bugs
1 month ago

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muddy
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail! A nice quiet walk on a warm day. It has quite a bit of shade and is right by the lake.

hiking
icy
3 months ago

Really nice view of the lake! Just a little icy so wear boots.

bird watching
6 months ago

nice relaxing trail. great for some eagle watching and dog petting. views of the lake makes your soul instantly feel better.

hiking
6 months ago

Always a great experience :)

hiking
7 months ago

Walking this trail almost daily with my dog since it is a off leash dog one. Easy walk, great for running except I have to stop every time and have to say HELLOOO to every dog

hiking
8 months ago

Excellent easy trail. Flat and wide. Dogs are allowed off leash, which is excellent for dog owners! We took our time on this trail with lots of swimming for my dog.

hiking
9 months ago

Easy, beautiful, great option for all abilities. Highly recommended in October when the maple leaves turn yellow and cover the trees and ground. Magical.

road biking
9 months ago

Good views. Short trail.

hiking
9 months ago

Lovely easy walk around the shoreline with amazing views over the lake. A must do trail if visiting Sandpoint.

11 months ago

I walk this trail at least once a week with my dogs any season. Dogs are allowed off the leash there that's what the sign says. People are always friendly and respect each other whether they are running, biking or just walking.

muddy
Mon Apr 08 2019

Fun for the dogs! Nice, easy walk on flat gravel. Was kind of muddy, but that's the area in April!

Thu Mar 28 2019

beautiful trail little compact snow on it but easy to navigate. lake is low so cement foundation from old structure exposed. kind of interesting. Did about a week ago.

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snow
Mon Mar 18 2019

Beautiful in the snow. A little bit slippery because the snow is melting. Super friendly people with their dogs all along the way.

mountain biking
Sun Oct 21 2018

This is one of my favorite trails! We ride our bikes on this trail all the time and it's wonderful! It's a very smooth ride and people we pass are always super friendly.

walking
Thu Aug 30 2018

Love this trail. Very easy walk or run. People are courteous if biking or running.

hiking
Mon Jul 30 2018

The most popular trail in Bonner County to walk, run, or excercise, this trail is flat, scenic, well-marked, lakeside, and a very short drive from downtown. During rain or snow there are muddy or wet portions, since it is an actual dirt trail, not asphalt. If you're looking for asphalt, go to Sand Creek Trail. If you want something more bike-centric, Syringa (Greta's Segway), and for a hike, Mckinnick or Scotchman's. This trail immediately goes into brush and trees. Historic ruins rise up from the waters, left to remind you of what built this city. Though it's a single-track, people pass easily and the meandering path allows for private conversations and reflection. Frequent train whistles may interupt your reverie, if the gnats and mosquitos don't first. Directions: drive to Trinity Restaurant and turn left. Drive past the Seasons Hotel going north. Drive until the road stops.

hiking
Tue Jul 10 2018

Not really worth it if you are looking for a hike. Could be a good daily run location if you live in the area. Saw a rattlesnake on the trail

hiking
Tue Jun 12 2018

A mellow, well-maintained trail with beautiful views the entire way!

Tue May 29 2018

Beautiful walk

mountain biking
Sat Sep 02 2017

I take my bike on this trail at least twice a week. It's just a nice trail to add to my 19 mile ride. There are a lot of people that use this trail. A lot of dog walkers. Which I love to see all the good looking dogs! So far all owners have been gracious to be aware of me passing and coming toward them. I try to be respectful of them and slow down and give them a heads up before passing. This trail is gorgeous and I love how wide it is! Just an easy, low key trail and I'll keep using it. You can't beat the views from this trail!

walking
Mon May 29 2017

Great little hike for kids and families and stroller/wheelchair friendly!

hiking
Sat Feb 11 2017

This is a great leg-stretcher or dog walking trail. I did it today in the snow. The scenery is always beautiful. This is a good place to walk off a nice dinner on a summer evening.

hiking
Fri Sep 28 2012

Excellent hike and very easy. Not hard on the legs and beautiful views. Great shade and I didn't get eaten alive by bugs. The lake is crystal clear and fresh mountain water. Doesn't get better than this. You can see all kinds of birds including eagles. It wasn't super crowded when I went, although it does get a lot of foot traffic. A must-do hike and bring a fishing pole as there is amazing fishing in the lake.

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