Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Coeur d'Alene with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I like this hike with open meadow and parked out trees. Pretty....no no views but very serene.

Great views of Lake Coeur d’Alene!
Beautiful.
Well maintained trail... great for a family hike.

This trail on the north side of Canfield Mountain in good condition. I parked at crescent court as there is nothing posted at the entry prohibiting parking. There were four other vehicles. Takes about 90 minutes to get to the top of Canfield mountain. No motorized traffic allowed. Careful not to take any trail spurs.

Nice little loop with some fairly steep switchbacks. We worked up a sweat even though it was only two miles. Despite the slope the trail was nicely maintained and not slippy or too full of roots/rocks. The view at the top was nice but somewhat lessened by the noisy highway running through it. My dogs enjoyed it but it seemed that we were the only ones following the leash rule.

Loved this trail, views at the top are awesome

I loved the views at the top of this short but fun hike! It was a steady uphill climb with switchbacks to the top with expansive views of Lake Coeur d'Alene. The way down was steep with some sliding rocks.

Beautiful path. Extremely well maintained.

Well maintained trail with great views. Moderate uphill. Parking pretty tight

good trail and great scenery, we hike the alternate trail at the top with the steep end to it. 2 for 1 can't complain.

Nice steady climb. Great views!

on Blue Creek Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail; our first visit. Nice alternative to CdA residents usual hikes at Tubbs Hill, Mineral Ridge and English Point.

Mostly double track trail on pine straw and partially shaded. I think I’d rate it ‘Moderate’ for the steady climd over the first 1/3 of the trail.

I suspect maybe some blue diamond trail markers have gone missing since previous reviews, you’re left guessing a few times during the first 1/3 of the trail. Checking the map app was reassuring that we hadn’t veered off the wrong path.

75’ From the trailhead a well-worn path crosses the trail, keep straight. Then about 100 yards down the trail you come to several intersecting trails. Keep to either of the two left switchbacks. The blue diamonds disappear for several hundred yards but start again.

Very nice parking lot for 10 cars with a Forest Service-type outhouse.

Still patches of mud in places on the trail, but certainly not bad. We let the dogs swim at the nearby public rec area on Blue Bay afterwards.

East Crestwood Court is a public street off of Packsaddle Drive, which is also public. This parking is about 234 feet higher in elevation than the parking at Nettleton Gulch and it is much closer to the top of Mt Canfield. Take trail 29 from Crestwood to Canfield Loop Rd to the top, This avoids the most of the mountain bikes and motorcycles you may find near Nettleton Gulch.

I enjoyed this trail way more than I thought I would. I got there at 7 am and was the first one there on a Sunday morning. When I came down at 9, the parking lot was full and cars were waiting for spaces. The lookout is stunning and walking along the ridge is breathtaking. Definitely take the side trail to Elk Mountain Road Overlook when you get to the top. The view is stunning. I added pics!

Great hike with a great view. A lot of vertical increase and decrease so be ready to go up and then go down.
I wouldn't suggest it for those who can't handle constantly going up hill or downhill.

Great shoot off trail at that top.

With starting at the new trail head I would avoid it now. So many dirt bikes just not a super safe spot to start with pets. The people on the bikes hardly pay attention to which trails they are not allowed on. Wouldn't recommend now :/

Aside from one really nice overlook, there are probably better trails in the area. Good for kids and elderly people as it's not very strenuous. no hiking boots required.

04/18/2018-We started at Crestwood Court. The trail was in good shape. Two blow downs right before the Big Tree. Shortly after Big Tree the snow got very deep and numerous blow downs. We couldn’t make it to the Forrest service road to go up to the tower. Other hikers reported moose and bear on the trail past Big Tree. Still, we were able to hike 3.4 miles and gain 1,000 feet in elevation.

Great trail and views! Looking forward to returning on a less rainy, muddy day.

Great hike with kids and dogs. Trail is in great shape. Great views at the top.

Great hike this morning only one muddy spot a couple new fallen trees.

trail was muddy and had some snow towards the top. Nothing a good pair of hiking shoes/boots can't handle.

This was our first hike. Was a little tough lots of up and downhill walking. But still fun. Nice view of the city when you get up towards the top. Only saw a couple birds and a little snake

Beautiful over look

Great 3 mile loop, well maintained, and beautiful views! the parking lot was packed and overfull and that made me a little nervous the trail would be packed. It was busy, but not so busy the trail was crowded or people were stepping on eachother. Good little afternoon hike!

Pulled in the Beauty Creek campground area and crossed a shallow creek to start the trail. Highly recommend wearing yaktracks or stabilicers right now. Nice hike in the trees but was expecting more views. Would rate this hike as moderate, not hard.

snowshoeing
2 months ago

Cloudy windy day at Blue Creek Trail yesterday, but still beautiful with 4 inches of fresh powder snow. Parking lot was not plowed but still accessible. Except for the first little jaunt uphill the trail is fairly easy switchbacks up to a lollipop Loop. At the beginning of the trail you get a glimpse of Blue Creek Bay. most of the trail is through snow-covered woods. About halfway along the trail there is a bench and a old corral. Trail is very well-marked , we followed the blue markers all the way. Trail is about 2.7 miles long

It’s a good ol’ hike in the trees, not much for views along the way though.

It’s a fairly moderate hike that has a nice view and a few little surprises along the way

Great trail was mixed between ice and hard pack.

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