Explore the most popular hiking 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.

2 days ago

fun, we enjoyed the surprise beaches during the trail! kids refreshed and kept on walking after splashing!
only we got lost and although we started in the lower trail, ended up doing the upper one...

3 days ago

Beautiful scenery and very easy loop for beginners.

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

My friend and I wanted to check this out for the first time and the trail up was beautiful, fairly easy and we really enjoyed the views and scenery. We had a couple of four wheelers and bikes pass us, but it was no big deal. We walked quite a ways before realizing that none of the trail numbers on the map we had matched the signs we were seeing and we had no idea how to find our way back down. And then, on the side of the trail we saw a “CAUTION AGGRESSIVE BEAR IN THE AREA” which pretty much set off panic mode. We flagged down some people on four wheelers and they let us know we were going the absolute wrong way- we had missed the trail that would’ve led us back down in a loop- which happened to be where the bear sign was. We were very thankful that these people gave us ride back down- going back the exact same way we came up.

This trail isn’t marked very well at all, but it’s probably an awesome trail if you can figure out the right way to go. I would also caution people to bring bear spray.

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.

I love doing this hike after work in the evening. It's a quick, beautiful hike that has a bit of a climb near the end. Super fun!

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10 days ago

First half hour was navigating the mud and millions of bugs. Got through that part which was a great leg warm up a lot up hill then it started declining fast. Once you reach the bench you will know what I am talking about why that bench is there on your way back. Haha. It will decline all the way to the creek it comes out to some really beautiful views, some really fun log crossing over the creek and then goes into thick thick forest. Which trust me will be a little tricky to navigate through at the end the trail disappears and comes back. You will come to the end with some really weird triangle that is shaped with rocks on the path for what I am guessing is for a fire “ reminded me of some weird Blair witch thing” all in all the hike is very eerie which makes it fun with anyone!! Lots of beautiful views. Me and my wife were crunched for time so on the way back started moving fast that last hill before the bench will get you haha because it’s the last part of the stretch. Animals wise “ keep in mind this isn’t your back yard” there are wildlife. Saw some snakes bugs and bear poop. We startled something big enough at the end to make the ground shake my guess a elk or moose. Other than that really great hike. Bring your Claritin if your sensitive to pollen because it’s bad right now. Didn’t bother me or wife but we were also literally eating it and not sensitive to it. All in all not bad. Didn’t expect more didn’t expect less.

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10 days ago

This was the first hike on my 20 to do this summer. A great hike with a mix of peaceful sitting spots by the river and also some good uphill workouts. Loved the little streams that ran through the paths to walk through.

Loved this trail, views at the top are awesome

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13 days ago

Very scenic trail, definitely a great way to kill a few hours in CdA.

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.

This hike was my wife's & I 36th wedding anniversary gift to our selves, and it did not disappoint. The lushness of the forest, the humidity, and the wetness were all food for the soul. We are from Colorado where it is dry and Rocky. This is a special place enjoy it and protect it.

Beautiful path. Extremely well maintained.

An absolute beautiful hike for spring weather while everything is very green. The first couple miles really gets your heart race going since it's all an incline hike. Very dog friendly with great stopping spots for cooling down. Amazing scenery and very peaceful. We will definitely be back later into the summer.

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!

Beautiful hike for a spring day. First part of the trail to the ridge line was very muddy so be prepared. We hit it perfectly for the Trillium bloom. Found morells and Lot's of Snails.

24 days ago

Beautiful!

Good hike, we brought 4 year old not realizing how long it was, but he did great.

on Blue Creek Trail

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29 days 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 :/

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1 month ago

great easy trail for all ages! Beautiful views and great views! Does get very packed during the summer because most people hike this trail. A lot of people do take their pets here with them. The best time to go in the summer is the early morning because it is not as packed then.

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.

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