Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

Well maintained trail with great views.
I wish people wouldn’t cut the switchbacks though, sad!

Enjoyed the hike. A bit hazy from the smoke, but still very beautiful. Went off on the Wilson trail for a ways. Nice viewpoints from there.

Great way to take in the lake. Our 3 year old loved it.

Excellent trail, breathtaking views enjoyed every minute of our time here
Highly recommended

Wasn’t feeling to swell this day, so I did not make it to the top with the rest of my family. Didn’t feel like an “easy” trail either, definitely was a moderate with the huge incline.

Amazing hike to do. The views are amazing and the trail is perfectly shaded for those hot days. You could even enjoy a little picnic if you packed a snack or lunch

Great views!

great hike. lovely views from the top. our 11 year old loved it. plenty of spots to rest if needed.

Very short and easy. Nice that it is so close to town. Trail partly is in trees and shady but nearer trailhead is exposed and was hot today. I look forward to doing this in winter with cleats. No one else there while we hiked.

hiking
24 days ago

NOT easy trail and confusing to follow with lots of little trails to follow. No lake views but pretty meadows. Got off trail a few times so glad I had GPS map to guide us.

This was a great trail! My 8 year old son enjoyed it as well! Great views and a great trail!

Great trail for kids! We took our crew (aged: 8, 7, 6, and 5 - plus infant in a carrier) and did the trail in about 80 minutes (that includes a 15 min huckleberry picking stop). We even saw a bald eagle!

Nice views of lake on the downhill side of the trail. Very good easy hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice quick trail. Fairly well maintained, pleasant scenery including meadows and obscured lake views. Parking lot and bathroom at the bottom.

Several forks, be sure to keep on the main trail unless you want a longer hike. Currently its marked with blue diamonds.

hiking
1 month ago

If you're in the area, this is a nice quick hike. 3 stars b/c it's not as nice as I expected (and not as hard). Easy and not moderate. The Couer d'Alene area is known for its lead poisoning and to my surprise after researching it, is one of the largest superfund sites in the country. Local health / environmental advice says to wash your footwear and clothes separately after being in the area, so just keep this in mind. Sad b/c this is due to 100 years of silver mining contamination in the area.

Beautiful quick hike through the forest with breath taking views at top.

Fun hike! Great views of the lake. Will definitely be back!!!

Very nice trail not to close to the city. Although I would say it’s more for biking it was still a great trail if you’re looking for something not difficult but a little challenge.

Nice cool trail

Fun family hike. Amazing views. Plenty of spots to rest.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful easy hike with meadows and tall grasses. Had the trail to myself today

Lovely trail. I took my 4 year old with me and we had no issues. Also a great spot to look for bald eagles at the right time of year!

There are additional trails that take you up higher. We had a great time, but felt the burn later. Would hike again.

Pretty trail with a gradual climb. Take your time to notice the birds; western tanagers, buntings, cedar waxwings and nuthatches. The downside is the sound of the highway and the crowds

For being so close to town, it's a fun little hike for families. You can hear the road from the top so this isn't my version of the "best hike ever" and there are always others on the trail because it's so accessible. This is one trail where you can basically hike it all year long which is nice when you want to get outside.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with well-designed switchbacks to make elevation gain manageable. My 3 yo was able to navigate most of the trail solo, but it was challenging at points. Views of the mountains and CDA are beautiful, although hearing the highway most of the way was a slight drawback. Well worth the drive and a trail we will be doing again for sure.

beautiful views, a lot of switch backs so it's not too tough. a kicker trail up to Wilson trail is quite steep up and back.

This was a rewarding hike! A tad bit steep hill climbs, and some rocky areas to get all the way up to the tower but well worth it! Took trail 1 up to the top from the road & back. Great views!

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