Looking for a great trail near Avery, Idaho? AllTrails has 8 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Coeur d'Alene's Old Mission State Park or Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, we've got you covered. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Avery ranging from 6.4 to 19.7 miles and from 4,898 to 6,729 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

A good easy trail for most folks. We went about 3 miles with a toddler in a pack and two dogs. First several miles are very rocky and were pretty washed out from recent rains. Lots of horse poop from pack horses heading back and forth from the lodge. We ran across a Mama Moose and her Baby just off the trail in some pretty moosy water. Thankfully, some horse riders came up and were able to get her a little further off the trail so we could pass. Lots of flowers though and the St. Joe is always gorgeous. Oh, it was reported at the trail that there had been recent bear activity further up the trail, I don't think we went far enough to even get into that.

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2 months ago

app brought me to the wrong spot and had to walk up a huckleberry hill to get to the trail besides that the trail was beautiful. I did get off the path for a little while I didnt see the trail that they took but just made it a little longer.

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bugs
3 months ago

Took trail 11 to Fawn Lake with a stop up to Mallard Peak along the way, lots of mosquitoes, great fishing. Fawn Lake is worth the hike. It’s beautiful. Not too many other hikers on the trail. Great trails to backpack through!

went 7/4/19 nice time. Left surveyors ridge to Northbound lake trail made camp there . made day hike Heart lake and other non trail hikes. still snow on trail to Heart Lake.

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3 months ago

Like others I found it confusing in finding the forest road that leads to the trailhead. Thanks to my Garmin app however I was able to zoom in and figure out where to cross the river. There is a bridge opposite the turnoff for the Hiawatha trail. From Wallace this is about 20 miles down that road that leads to Avery. Once on the west side of the river the TH isn't more than 8 miles or so on a decent gravel road. Signage in Idaho both for forest roads and trailheads is quite poor. The only signs along the trail were two of the exact same thing at the junction where you meet the ridge trail that goes on up to the lookout. And these two signs appeared to be printed on an inkjet printer and inserted in plastic envelopes. Laughable. The hike was very nice and huckleberries were plentiful for the first half mile or so up the trail. There were some fairly steep stretches but nothing too difficult. I logged 1.2 miles to the junction and then another 1.5 to the lookout. Be careful on the way down that you do not overshoot that left turn as there is no signage for that direction of hiking and if you are not paying attention you can go several miles toward Avery. There was no one at the lookout when I reached it and it was actually unlocked so I had my lunch inside out of the wind and sun. The views are very good although many trees have grown since this was built and there is some obstruction in various directions. This looks like a neat place to spend a night or two but you need to either pack in all of your water or hike down a very steep trail about 0.5 mile to a spring and then back up with the heavy containers. I did see bear scat along the trail containing huckleberries but did not encounter any wildlife. Definitely hike this with a firearm.

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4 months ago

Great hike, didn’t see any wildlife but lots of butterflies. 4 stars because the trail splits with no real information on which way to go. There is a trail that goes off to the right, this will take you to the summit or you continue straight to a couple of small lakes with campsites. At the lookout there was a goat carcass that someone had taken the head off of. It had been there a long time but was still pretty stinky. I would not recommend climbing on the porch surrounding the outlook it was in really rough shape, use caution. Trail head had some debris but overall the trail was free of trash that needed to be packed out.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail is top notch! We’ve been five times now and are always obsessed. Current conditions are perfect with essentially zero snow! We went from the Aquarius side and hiked just to larkens. Ran into some people that camped at Heart Lake and said it was mostly free of snow. If you go to larkens definitely check out Mud Lake and the waterfall along the way!

one of the hardest trails I have done. my husband booked it for us and didnt realize that it was an intense hike. it was well worth it. it is beautiful hike. pack light for sure if you are staying. most of the hike is up hill.

Sat Sep 22 2018

Best 30 bucks I have ever spent. It was even worth spending most of the day looking for that darn Forest Service road #1997. Thank goodness for locals with USFS maps. 10 year old had a blast too. He is still talking about the owl that flew up and changed direction directly over us.

backpacking
Sun Sep 16 2018

My boyfriend and I are just starting to get into backpacking and this was our first real backpacking trip! We had a blast however there were a few problems along the trail. The trail was pretty easy to follow until trail 108. In the beginning It was an easy trail for the most part however once we got to the fork of trail 12 and 108, the trail disappeared. They were both clearly labeled and trail 12 looked decently maintained but about 100ft from the fork trail 108 was practically nonexistent. We decided to keep going however thinking the trail would start to come back or we would be able to find It... we ended up doing this for so long there was a slim chance we could make our way back to the trail. Not the smartest idea, we admit, but It was too late. So we kept going northwest, luckily we had brought a compass and some printed out maps. We kept going northwest knowing we would hit the sawtooth creek or the river. Finally after about 9 hours of going up and down steep mountains and over/under tons of blown down trees and through shrubs that were taller than our heads, we finally hit the sawtooth creek. We ended up hiking about a mile down and hit the river and knew about a quarter of a mile back was trail 50. So we turned around went back up the creek and got back on trail at that point and completed the loop. It was extremely challenging when we lost the trail and we contacted the forest services afterwords and they said multiple people have complained about the lack of maintenance of that trail. I would advise bringing a compass, a good map, an excellent gps, and a lot of determination. It was a great challenge and I feel a lot more confident surviving in the woods now, but It was not the safest route by far. Good luck!

camping
Sat Jul 28 2018

Trail steep at first. Nice overnight stay!

hiking
Mon Sep 25 2017

Arid peak lookout is for rent and is a very nice place to spend the night. it's well stocked with cooking and tools for cutting fire wood. You park at a dead end on what appears to be a safe place for your vehicle over night. under 3 miles to lookout and only 600 or so feet of elevation gain.

hiking
Sat Sep 23 2017

so I misunderstood the route, I started at the mouth of kyle creek at the river, its a long climb but a nice hike. I didn't make it to the lookout, I turned around after 3 miles when I realized I still had almost 2 miles more. I didn't plan on a 9.5 mile hike(time and supplies) I will go back more prepared.

backpacking
Mon Aug 07 2017

Suggest you take the St. Maries-Avery route. Trail head is 16 miles from Avery on very good gravel roads that pass though 3 old train tunnels. Hike in took 1 hour. We had the Lookout during the smokey season so the views were limited but still spectacular. Hike to spring water was 1 hour round trip with Huckleberries to to eat during breaks. Going back up with heavy water in the packs, the steep trail wasn't that bad but plan to do it once!.

We arrived at the trail head toward the end of the day and made our way up the trail. It's a steep climb in places, so we made slow progress. By the time we arrived at the lookout, dusk had fallen and the trail had become difficult to see. Thankfully, we arrived before it got too dark to continue. We had the lookout rented, so we were able to spend the next few nights there. The views were, as expected, fantastic. The lookout provides a good location to set out on day hikes along multiple trails.

hiking
Tue Feb 10 2015

This is where the mountain goats are! Beautiful hike, long but worth it. Some flat areas near the summit to throw up a tent, then wake up early to watch the goats lick the walls of the lookout tower. Once darkness hit we could see the lights of a highway way off to the south that figured could only be Highway 12 down by Orofino!! This is going to become an annual hike for us, those goats are damn majestic.

hiking
Thu Jun 23 2011

This trail was my first "real" backpacking trip, and was absolutely amazing! The forest was dense, the fly fishing was great, and the views were spectacular. If you have the chance to take this trip, by all means, do it! You will not regret your choice.

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