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Signal Point Road [PRIVATE PROPERTY]

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Post Falls, Idaho

Signal Point Road [PRIVATE PROPERTY] is a 8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Post Falls, Idaho that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 8.0 mi Elevation gain 1,059 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Cross country skiing

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Bugs

Muddy

Snow

Private property

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Shari Irwin
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There are no parking signs everywhere, plus a community watch sign and at least one camera. The "trail" is a road that is gated off and marked as private property. It would appear you need to trespass in order to do this hike. We were very uncomfortable with the situation and ended up going elsewhere. It's bizarre that this is listed as a trail option.

Jax Dunham
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Hiking

For those looking for great views and a very reasonable and steady incline, Signal Point is a great trail. Signal Point's entry is really easy to access by road, and it does not require much travel from out of town to get to. The snow at this time is also pretty much gone, so if that is a concern for you there is little to worry about outside of a few small patches. This trail is fairly low with traffic so it's great for a little extra peace outside. I would highly recommend!

Micah Fechner
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HikingMuddy

Great hike along a well maintained forest road. By about mile 3.5 the road got pretty muddy. There are many great view points to stop at along the road due to the clear cutting.

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Catherine Kent
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Hiking

We did this hike in early April and the trail was a little muddy, but mostly dusty. There’s beautiful views the whole time. The trail isn’t really a trail though. It looks more like a logging road that private owners allow people to use. Beware of going off trail, both sides have signs that say “Private Property Keep Out”.

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Ryan Lepagnol
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HikingIcySnow

Made this trek on President's Day 2020. Snow progressively got deeper but there was a snowmobile track down the middle of the road the whole way which made it easier to walk. Nice unobstructed views of Post Falls/Liberty Lake on one side and views of CDA Lake and the Resort on the other. Tons of animal tracks, mostly elk, deer and snowshoe hare. My dog also enjoyed this hike.

Olena Boyko
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Hiking

It’s a beautiful hike. It took us about 2 hrs to one end. Moderately shaded hike. This is a wide “road” not a small or narrow trail. Parking needs to be on the road. As there are no parking signs everywhere. Also it says private property, do not use snowmobiles or atv’s, there was no signs about foot traffic. So we took a chance. It has lots of butterflies and berries on the trail. Breathtaking views about 2 mile point. We were the only ones on the trail when we took this hike. Use bug spray as we encountered several ticks on our clothing about half way trough the trail.

Matthew Chastain
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HikingBugs

good trail but lots of mosquitoes and watch out for cougars. Bring a pistol.

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Christina Huffman
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Hiking

Pretty views of the CDA lake but still snowy and wet towards the very end but was able to make it up.

Evan Sainsbury
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HikingMuddySnow

Great hike for a March weekend. Heavy snow past the first mile.

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Justin Mills
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Walking

This is more of a walk, extremely peaceful! Tons of big over views and big gravel road that vehicles aren’t aloud on. Have done this hike 2 times in glossy 10 years preparing for another hike tomorrow. I will say this is a place you need to bring at least spray. I saw a mountain lion on the trail last time not too far from four corners. “Four corners the only spot in the trail where there is a 4 corner way to go”. There is another trail that heads to a place me and my buddies call “big rock” you can see this giant rock from the freeway!! That is if your looking for it. Bring pack with lunch, water pack. You can do it alone but the cat was enough to be with someone else and at least bring my pistol. It is notorious for mountain lions so at least be cautious for that. Continued: Time after hike with wife. Hike in was easy was chilly at the top but good other than that. Saw lots of tracks of moose, coyotes, deer, and one spot with cat tracks. Snow at the top was getting pretty deep but other than that it was great!!!

JoRayne Schiller
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Hiking

It's a road not really a trail, good views, easy walk/hike. Park on the road before the turn around, not close to the gate.

Bill Grace
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Hiking

If you make it to Shasta Butte you can see seven different lakes and that has some outstanding views in 360. The Signal Point road is just a road with good views to the east but it doesn't get you to the top of Signal Point I was a little disappointed and had to get more. If you do the road its a 3 go to Shasta 5 so it works out to 4?

Tina H.
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Trail closed

Dani Zibell-Wolfe
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This is a road, but a nice work out. Gets the heart rate up on the way up. Some pretty views, Spokane Valley, Lake Coeur d'Alene, and more. Pretty wildflowers this time of the year.

Brian Yrock
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Hiking

It's pretty cool view of Spokane Valley about a mile and a half from the gate. There some wildflowers out. I would call this a road not a trail.

Daniel Mitchell
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Hiking

It was pouring rain, when I arrived at the trailhead / gate, but the rain subsided quickly, and I hiked the entire route under the evening sun shining gloriously through the clouds. Although the hike is along a dirt road all of the way to the top, it is a very pleasant and rewarding hike. The views at times are outstanding. Note that there are no formally designated parking places at this trailhead, and abundant signs warning of the consequences of parking in front of it. There are enough wide spots further down the road, to accommodate a few cars parking to the side, so as not to incur the wrath of the gate masters. There are also no restroom facilities available, so go before you arrive, or be prepared to do as the bears do.

Colleen Langdon
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Hiking

Great hike. The beginning 1st mile or so has a bit of an incline but not bad. I have a really bad knee and wear a brace and I was able to do it no problem. My thighs would say differently lol. Easy ground and it has beautiful views overlooking the city. Dog and I were the only ones up there. Only did 2 miles today due to dark coming on but really enjoyed it. There are some tiny Creeks or areas of flowing water for the dog but you will have to carry in yours. I would say it's moderately hard only due to the incline and soft ground for some but I found it pretty easy and I never got bored. Lot's to see!

D M
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Hiking

This is a great easy hike on a maintained forestry road which is closed to all vehicle traffic. To gain access to this location, just follow Signal Point Road south of Post falls to where it dead ends. Park anywhere off to the side but do NOT block the road or gate. This hike can be done all year, in the summer its warm and dry and in winter it makes for great snowshoeing. Its a slow easy climb 4.5 miles up to the base of the mountain with all the radio towers on it. From there you can continue further on the road southwards or head back. The road does continue to the top but belongs to the FCC and warns otherwise... dont ruin it for us who respect property boundaries. The road in is also the only place allowed for people to travel as either side from the road belongs to paper companies or other private owners. Respect the signs please. Animals are abundant here. Signs of everything from bear to elk to quail can be found. Views the first 1.5 miles are of the Rathdrum Prairie and Post Falls. Beyond that views change to both Lake and the City of CDA, the Selkirk Mountains and Hwy 95 as it travels south towards the Palouse. A total of 9 miles round trip on this leg but you can push well beyond that if you desire. A must do for a day hike away from the hustle and bustle of town.

Gibb Guillet
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Kelly Johnson
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Nate Kessler
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Lynne Arch
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Rea Donkersloot
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Nate Kessler
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Matt Gillette
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Marissa Elsinghorst
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Terry Moore
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Whitney Stragier
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