Explore the most popular trail running 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.

hiking
1 day 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.

4 days ago

Very fun and simple!

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

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

hiking
14 days ago

What a great place to stench the legs. The trail does have one climb section worth the rest being on the easy side. A couple of places to camp and views. On the easier side of moderate rating

hiking
14 days ago

I would not call this trail easy....I would call it fun!! Lots of rocks, roots and rocky ledges to traverse. Beautiful scenery and beaches. We even saw a family jumping off a ledge into the lake!

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

What a beautiful trail. It includes all the best of Idaho, uphill with some spectacular mountain views, some downhill, and then an easy hike along the creek in a lovely deep woods. We reach the creek a few miles in, a perfect opportunity for the dogs to slake their thirst. But for the distance, I would rate this an easy hike. In late June, the trail was dry and the creek crossings easy. We enjoyed a variety of wild flowers along the way.

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.

Loved this hike! You can run a majority of the trail! There is a beautiful meadow about 2 miles in. There was a group of people camping there, such a great spot! This is a hike that you will be glad you did!

We are from Florida and have never hiked in Idaho before. If you’re not used to hiking on steep trails, I recommend some conditioning hikes before hitting this one. The reviews that mentioned the first two miles and the last mile being the most steep are very accurate. The trail is narrow for the first two miles, and there are some soft slide spots that could send you rolling downhill if you’re not careful.

Overall, I would say the difficulty level of this trail is “moderate”, even for us flat-hiking Florida folks. The trail is very visible and well kept, making it difficult for those of us with no sense of direction to wander off. We saw many signs of elk including tracks and antler rubs on the trees. We also saw some bear scratch marks on a few trees. The forest is abundant with Swainsons Thrush, which create beautiful echoing songs through the trees. There are also ravens in the forest, and we saw and heard several.

There are people who wrote reviews stating there is nothing to see on this hike, no grand view. That is simply false. As you climb higher, there is a breathtaking view of lake CDA off the northwest side of trail. I have posted a photo of it in this App.

The trail is longer than what is listed in the description. We hit 5 miles on the GPS and still had not reached the turn around point towards the top.

If you park inside the gate of Beauty Bay Campground, there is an $8 fee payable by cash or check. If it’s not a busy day, you can park outside the gate at the three parking spots in front of the trail head, or on the side of the road, and avoid the fee.

Overall, this is a beautiful hike and a great workout. Enjoy.

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.

horseback riding
27 days ago

this is actually a 10 mile loop trail.
I have downloaded the map.

hiking
1 month ago

I've only hiked this trail in the summer and there were a lot of people on the trail. however the views and beaches along the way are amazing! I plan on hiking this loop this coming winter

hiking
1 month ago

Was a beautiful hike we took our dogs they came back with a few ticks but other than that would definitely go back

1 month ago

even in the rain with kids this hike was enjoyable! easy with lots of lovely views

hiking
1 month ago

A great, easy loop located right in downtown CDA. Views are gorgeous, and the trail is well marked. Got lost my first time out, but it was my fault for not paying attention to the trail markings. Great for dogs, too. Also, free two hour parking!

hiking
1 month ago

Been there two times already and loved it each time. The view is amazing and worth the hike up, definitely needed lots of water.

This would be a great trail for a first time backpacker or for an overnighter with kids. There are several really nice camp sites about 2 miles in on the north side of the meadow and a few more scattered along the next mile. Lots of fun creek crossings and beautiful old cedars. Caution, there are nettles near the log bridge and we saw a large pile of bear scat and some tracks in the mud so keep your eye out. The end of the trail has 3 large fallen trees. Fairly anticlimactic.
The road in is well maintained, and the parking lot is larger. Don't miss the "Y" to the parking lot. Maps said we'd arrived, but we were on the road above the parking lot.
All in all we had a great hike.
#northidahobackpackingbabes

This trail was amazing. It was my husband and our three boys ages 2, 5, and 8. We also had our golden retriever. First half was up the mountain and down. The trees were stunning. So much wildlife. Bugs weren’t bad but we had repellent on as always. Second half was more flat with different terrain and even more breathtaking.
We finished the trail in 4 1/2 hours. My two year did awesome and enjoyed every step. We played in the creek and cooled off and found mushrooms and more.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Great bike trail for the whole family!

The views at the top made the uphill first half of the hike worth it! There are several benches along the way to allow for a little break before continuing on. At the top there were some offshoot trails you can take - we explored one and made it to another great view point.

1 month ago

Beautiful and simple!

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