Explore the most popular birding trails in Idaho with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very well maintained trail with amazing views to reward you for the effort. 6 mile drive on forest service roads to get to trailhead.

6 days ago

This is a great hike with lots of amazing views of the water. Plenty of places to stop and take pictures. The reason for the four stars is that the entire second half is on a very skinny trail with not much to see. Again, this is a wonderful hike that I truly enjoy. There is also a point on the second half where you walk on a sidewalk for .1 or .2 miles. Definitely worth exploring and will be back.

7 days ago

Awesome hike to do during sunrise/sunset! The peaks offer an awesome view. A lot harder than I expected but a welcome challenge.

Beautiful trail to hike. Some tight spots and if you turn you climb up a pretty steep foothill. Would do it again!

Pretty area but the trail was difficult to follow due to multiple branches. Good parking at the trail head. Was close to town, so a nice alternative to the busier trails.

Just went with our dog. plenty of foot traffic and a bit muddy but still a lovely walk.

Great hike with a bit of an incline. Awesome views at the top! The swing that used to be there is gone, but has since been replaced. It is very high up though and I didn’t attempt to get on it. Some icy patches on the road up to parking.

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8 days ago

Awesome trail! The scenery is beautiful and great for training tough terrain.

Even with the up hill it's lots of fun in the winter. Awesome place to go snowshoeing and skiing. Have even seen snowboarders. Excited to see it in the summer. I'm sure it will be just as fun.

Awesome hike, although it has been a warm winter the last couple miles are still under snow. The knee deep snow definitely made it a struggle. There were plenty of deer and elk to be seen.

9 days ago

Just hike it with some snow. A lot of switchbacks. Beautiful area

Was not impressed, it was very muddy. No views and dog poop everywhere

Great trail for a quick hike. Not too muddy and light traffic during the week.

Great views and such. Went during the end of the fire season (September time) so air quality wasn't pristine but it was still good enough. The tricky part is getting to the actual falls as their isn't a direct guidance to get there as we didn't find the falls but crossed 3 streams trying to. Maybe next ime

10 days ago

Beautiful place to sit and have a picnic or take a peaceful walk. Family friendly with a chalkboard wall under one of the bridges. Kids loved it! Nice little day out with family.

11 days ago

The trail loops near the top where you’ll find a small water stream. It has great views of snake river and surroundings! I’d recommend hiking the trail in the winter time to get some great photos of the snow.

this trail hikes up on a ridge. you can smell the wild flowers! amazing views. not entirely difficult, just a few breaks. end is great view!

Great trail with beautiful scenery. Moderate hiking.

Beautiful hike with incredible views. Just enough incline going up to get your heart rate up and blood pumping. Perfect for a easy hike to get outside and even better, the eagles are out this time of year!!

15 days ago

January - Mid Winter

Snow: None - Medium

This trail offers pleasant hike down to the shoreline with some beautiful views of lake Pend Oreille.

Along the trail you will find forested groves with cedars and some nice views of jutting rock faces including the final Maidens Rock at the end of the trail.

The trail is mostly flat, and has a steady incline down to the lake, making for a little bit of climb on the return trip. Nothing too strenuous or technical.

The beginning part of the trail was covered in ankle deep snow which eventually turned to ice, making navigating the trail difficult. Nearer the lake the snow\ice disappeared completely.

The main road is very accessible, even a small car could make it during the summer months. This time of year however the road is either covered in snow or ice making passage very risky.

Overall would definitely do again, look forward to giving it a try in the summer.

Very muddy and a lot of people, but beautiful view.

It's alright, but if you take your dogs just be careful of others, no one we came across there seemed to believe in leashes or understood what voice control was.

Beautiful hike, just not in the heat of the summer.

18 days ago

Nice and easy walk to take with the kids and dog with a wonderful view and great outdoor artwork.

18 days ago

Had a great time

Did this hike with my ten year old on January 2nd. There was lots of snow on the ground and some parts were pretty slick. The trail is narrow in places and I wouldn’t recommend taking a pet or little kids in the winter. The view was very nice in several spots. We were the only ones there but I expect that would be different in the summer. I’d definitely come back and do it again.

Cons: Could be very crowded/congested on weekends from November-December. This is mostly due to large birdwatching crowds in the area; especially during “Eagle Week.” Wildlife other than eagles is scarce due to trail usage, number of people & dogs.

Pros: Despite the crowds, the area is gorgeous with 90° lake views @ summit, large timber & rolling hillside on the accent. The trail is well maintained with mile markers as well as nav. signs.

Tips: Current conditions prove no snow & only dusting @ summit. 1st mile is a very gradual incline; proving doable for toddlers/kids -5. Upon reaching mile marker 1 expect incline switchbacks which could prove tough for toddlers/kids -5 or packs 35+.

Happy Trails :)

Fun easy hike. Lots of signs to tell you about the wildlife and foliage in the area. A short portion of the hike takes you down by the water and a giant house. Looks like there are some smaller trails to explore as well.

20 days ago

Good easy hike where you can venture off to many more trails. Not a lot of spectacular scenery as you are mostly marching around a hill. Fun hike overall.

21 days ago

I hiked Evans Landing trail today, on the last day of 2018. The trail had about 3-6 inches of snow. I used cleats on my snow boots. There were several small trees that had fallen across the trail, and required a bit of crawling to get around / under. This was a fine way to spend the last day of the year. Happy New Year!

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