Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail

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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

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

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
19 days ago

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
1 month ago

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
2 months ago

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

2 months ago

Beautiful walk

mountain biking
11 months ago

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
Monday, May 29, 2017

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

hiking
Saturday, February 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
23 days ago

hiking
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