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Shoreline Picnic Area Trail

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Farragut State Park

Shoreline Picnic Area Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Athol, Idaho that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 154 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

Starting on trail 62 to finish on trail 63 you will get to see a majestic like forest finished by the shoreline. Easy trail for the family with lots of nature to see.

3 days ago

Loved this trail loop, both right on the lake and in the forest above. Beautiful and peaceful.

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over grown
3 days ago

took the dogs for a walk with a friend and the views were gorgeous! nice little loop.

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fee
17 days ago

Such a beautiful spot! There is a $5 fee to get in. Lot of trails and little beach really cool spot for kiddos.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail with good views of the lake on the lower portion of the loop. Lower part of the loop is narrow with drop offs. No big deal for most people though, just an issue for littles. Wasn’t ideal for our 2 year old so carried him in the back pack. Upper portion is more like an unused road then a trail. We had to start the trail from the boat launch on the other side as the road to the original trail head was closed.

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4 months ago

Classic — I really wouldn’t call this a hike, but it is a beautiful walk.

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6 months ago

Wonderful stroll through the woods with a 5 year old.

hiking
8 months ago

Pet friendly. Did this hike with four kids under the age of seven. Stopped to play in the water. Moderately trafficked.

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8 months ago

Nice trail. We walked on the rocks along the shore for some of it.

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9 months ago

Walk in the park. Roads are paved .

hiking
9 months ago

Shorline connects with some other trails that will take you onto the little island...and then up...it all depends on where you park and how far you want to hike but Shoreline is beautiful- stick on the path closest to the water and go around the loop over to where you'll go all the way around to the little island and half way around that inlet. Then loop around or turn around and go back. Alternatively go the other way toward Hudson Bay Road and hike til that trail ends. I normally start in that parking area and hike all the way around. Beautiful colors. Best in autumn. Also great kayaking place- current is strong though so be prepared for a workout!

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10 months ago

A great, easy loop with multiple points of contact with the lake for dogs to grab a drink and cool off. Beautiful views!

hiking
10 months ago

Perfect over cast day. The water was perfect temp, took the dog & played with other dogs along the way. Wasn’t too steep anywhere, perfect to take your family. Checked out the picnic area, lots of shade and benches. The railing at the top of the stairs looked like it rooted away so be careful not to lean up against it. Beautiful scenery!

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rocky
Wed Jun 19 2019

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rocky
Sat Jun 08 2019

Absolutely beautiful views of the lake and surrounding areas. The trail is very well kept. It’s the perfect trail if you’re in the mood for something easy and pretty. It’s great for the kids and small dogs! I started going down by the water, so I ended going on the high side through the trees on the wider trail. I’d say the part of the trail through the trees was a little boring. I would do it again, but maybe only if I was short on time or going to a specific destination. Beautiful trail.

Tue May 28 2019

Lots of trails. Great for the kids. nothing to steep. We didn't take the Original trail we intended too. We did get into some fun trails however.

hiking
Thu May 23 2019

I've done this several times/connected it to other trails- Farragut is beautiful! Even with the drive I go back pretty often. I also have a kayak so a hike followed by a bit of time on the lake makes for a perfect weekend day!

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Wed May 22 2019

Nice views of the lake and forest area. Saw some geese and goslings swimming. Came across some animal bones along the rocky shores, and smelled something rotting just off the trail on the lakeside (confirmed by flies and scavenger birds). Forest side of the loop was perfect for kids, and close enough that you still could see the lake for a good portion of the trail. Lake side of the loop was too narrow and uneven for small children, but it was pretty. Steady footed children who know how to watch their steps and stay away from the ledge would enjoy the lake side. Younger or less experienced children would do better to walk the forest side to the eagle boat launch and then back the same way on the forest side.

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Thu Apr 25 2019

Beautiful walk on a sunny April day! I saw one other person; it was so quiet. I walked by a bald eagle feeding on a deer carcass, very close to the trail.

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rocky
Thu Apr 11 2019

Another great hike.

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Thu Apr 04 2019

Trail and roads in perfect condition. A beautiful, easy hike with lots of views and wildlife.

recorded Shoreline Picnic Area Trail

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Sat Mar 09 2019

Took cut off to Highpoint from Shoreline (trail 46/47 off 49?). Very steep, snow shoe trail ended about halfway up the mountain side.

recorded Shoreline Picnic Area Trail

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snow
Thu Mar 07 2019

walking
Sun Oct 14 2018

Great midday stop for brief walk with dog on a road trip across country. Off leash time for dog was nice. Had lunch on the sandy beach. Very few people in mid week.

Sat Oct 13 2018

One of the most scenic walks you can take. It's an easy trail, but when you are lucky enough to be the only humans out there (before & after the summer tourist season), it is peaceful, and so beautiful! We enjoy watching for eagles.

hiking
Thu Aug 09 2018

More of a walk than a hike, but definitely worth a stop. Very peaceful and serene. The views are lovely.

nature trips
Mon May 07 2018

We actually started at the shoreline and finished with the forested area- both were easy to maneuver but there were many intersecting trails which made it difficult to navigate without the app or a map. Our 2 year old loved walking the forested path, the shoreline was a bit uneven for her so she was carried. A great view of the bay and wildflowers along the way, we’ll do this one again for a family stroll !

hiking
Sun Apr 01 2018

A really scenic, easy hike along lake Pend Oreille! A pretty brief and relaxing stroll, I’m sure I will walk it again when it warms up.

Tue Dec 19 2017

Peaceful place for a walk in the fall, winter and spring. Lots of stinky dead salmon washed up in December though! Great for eagle watching!

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Fri Jul 07 2017

Although this is not a really long hike, in my opinion, it is one of the most scenic trails in Farragut State Park. If you happen to be in this area of the park, it is worth your time to walk this lovely trail.

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