Looking for a great trail near Mullan, Idaho? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, views trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Thompson Falls or Coeur d'Alene's Old Mission State Park, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Mullan ranging from 2.9 to 4.6 miles and from 3,959 to 6,450 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
2 days ago

Great trail. Definitely a workout but the lake was definitely worth all of it. Will be back soon

hiking
15 days ago

Trail is in good condition. Minimal snow until you reach the lakes. First lake is almost cleared of snow, second lake still is frozen over and has a bit of snow remaining.

hiking
off trail
scramble
22 days ago

Hiked to the lower lake a few weeks ago for the first time. The Trail was well marked and an obvious path until we got to the creek and waterfall. From there we had to climb through the slushy snow up a steep grade and laterally. The snow was soft and quite difficult to traverse. Trekking poles with baskets would have helped tremendously. We used our snowshoes for part of the descent but it was too steep with fast snow and we used them as poles instead. I felt a bit unprepared and would have felt better with my Avalanche gear and poles. I will return and do this beautiful hike again.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
washed out
24 days ago

The hiking was decent but the creek was flowing so full that we were unable to cross the trail where they met. Tried to make our own trail so we could avoid getting soaked but were unsuccessful so we decided to turn back. There were definitely some pretty views.

hiking
scramble
snow
24 days ago

Fun day hike! Up in under 2 hours, down in less than 1. Definitely some snow on the trail that you have to hike up. Last part of the trail you kind of have to make your own way. There are blue markers throughout the whole trail other than that last part. Ended up on a scramble on the way up but not back down. Not sure what we did there. For crossing the river, the trail will take you to a spot that would be extremely difficult, but if you look down a little to the right you’ll see an easier way to cross with two metal sheets over the logs. Overall great start to the hiking season! Will definitely be back to do the upper lake.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
snow
25 days ago

Hiked this 6/1/2019 and ran into a ton of snow. The trailhead was easily accessible (though we parked low and walked up). The first stream crossing on the trail was pretty high, not quite knee height, so we were glad we brought water shoes to change into. A little further in, we encountered a hiker sign, but when we followed it to the right, we encountered the stream again. Pretty hard to cross here this time of year, so we explored the other path by the hiker sign. We planned to parallel the creek all the way to the lake, but we found another trail that led up the hillside instead. Not even sure what trail it was, but beautiful for sure. According to our GPS, the trail looped over the ridge and back down to our road, but with bad weather rolling in we decided to turn back. Pretty much the entire trail was under snow (towards the lakes and up the hillside we followed). Pretty bushwhacky as well. We look forward to coming back here when the snows melt down and the trail across the stream is clearer.

hiking
25 days ago

5/31/19 Hiked to the lower lake and then up to Stevens Peak. Looped around the Lone Lake drainage and down West Willow Peak. Snow on the trail just after the stream crossing which was difficult as the stream is flowing very high. Expect to get wet and it’s probably not suitable for kids or timid dogs at this point. Snow was intermittent to the lake and had to kick steps in the deeper parts but easy without snowshoes and just trekking poles. A few campsites are bare enough to camp and the lake is starting to thaw out and break up around the edges. Climbed up to the peak and made do with just trekking poles. Didn’t need the ice axe or crampons as you could stick to the rocks and skirt the snow. Besides the thunderstorms and heavy rain it was an awesome early season hike.

hiking
snow
26 days ago

Hiked this on 5/31/2019. Trail was absolutely beautiful, vibrant green hillsides and cascading snowmelt once past the initial ascent through the forest, which is pretty brutal. The trail is short though, so push on through and cross several small seasonal streams. No watershoes required, but hiking boots recommended so you can tromp right through. Nice wildflowers on this trail, and before you get to the lake, there's a 10/10 waterfall. One of the best in north Idaho in my opinion. The last half mile was covered in snow at this time of year, but it was easy enough to follow. The lake was half-covered in snow, and the basin around it was marked with several snow patches. The campsite right at the mouth of the lake is open though, so you can definitely backpack this. It was 80 degrees all day when I went out, even at the lake. Truly a 5-star hike.

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snow
30 days ago

Last week of May and still snow packed on top.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

to much snow still for trail running.

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scramble
snow
1 month ago

hiking
snow
1 month ago

deep snow about 2/3 way up. so beautiful though. Definitely worth the hike through the snow.

on Stevens Lakes

hiking
1 month ago

Started from TH at 6:45am. Trail starts with intermittent compact snow, opens up to bare ground. As we continued up, we put on our snowshoes past the waterfall crossing. We stayed to the right (west) of the waterfall and made our own trail. Once the sun came over the ridge, snow warmed up and we switched to microspikes all the way to the lower lake. Lake is still ice / snow covered except for a small part by the shore where the logs are. You could do this without snowshoes or spikes, because the snow is pretty well packed, but there were areas where we post-holed and went in to our hips! Got to the lower lake about 0900am. Super beautiful day. I'd say this was moderate only because we made our trail once we hit the waterfall, and basically went up. Coming down was way more fun!

hiking
1 month ago

Did this trail May 4, 2019. Still lots of spring snow on the trail making it fairly difficult during the final approach to the lakes. I didn’t have snowshoes so it made it very slow going to avoid postholing every other step. Due to time, I was forced to turn back ~100 vertical feet from the lower lake. Will return!

hiking
1 month ago

this trail is awesome but there was still a lot of snow up there in may. the snowzhkers we ran into didn't even make it to the top. The views on the drive back are beautiful but I would definitely recommend this trail for experienced snowshoers until the snow melts. otherwise it seems like a pretty moderate trail for the summer.

1 month ago

Super beautiful hike to a beautiful mountain lake with lottsa colors and changing terrain. Will come back and camp there soon.

on Stevens Lakes

snowshoeing
5 months ago

This is my favorite quick getaway! We snowshoed in on New Years Day 2019. Had to park just south of the freeway bridge due to snow. Broke trail around 10:30. Both switch backs where lost in the snow so we we straight up. It was a good workout, but do-able. There was over 5.5 feet of snow at the lower lake and °14. Got back to the truck at 3:00. Awesome hike ♡

hiking
5 months ago

Did this trail at the end of December. There was a lot of snow and with about .3 miles left on the trail there was a steep narrow incline with a lot of snow that I just couldnt climb up so I called it for another time. That being said, the people who were snowshoeing were able to get across, with a little difficultly in that one spot but still made it farther than I did with snowboots and crampons (not really necessary). The trail is gorgeous. There were a few other people out on snowmobiles in other areas that you can hear nearby and I saw a few back country ski and snowboarders. It is a beautiful trail, just dress in warm, waterproof clothes. I will definitely go back to this trail again soon.

hiking
5 months ago

This is a secondary route to Pear Lake, from Cooper Pass Road. There is a primary route, from Thompson Pass, that passes Lower Blossom Lake and Upper Blossom Lake. This trail starts out easy enough to follow. About 1/4 mile in, there is a major deviation in the trail that you MUST pay attention to, else find yourself wandering into the wooded valley below. About 1/4 mile in, you need to leave what appears to be the main trail, turning left / west onto the trail to Pear Lake. This is part of the Centennial Trail. About two miles in, you will need to divert your course one more time, at a point above Pear Lake. The fork in the trail will determine whether you go down to Pear Lake or continue on the Centennial Trail to the ridge above Pear Lake. (If you venture above Pear Lake, be advised that it is a sheer drop of hundreds of feet into the lake - best stay on the trail.) I would advise using the GPS on your phone, to make sure you stay on this relatively-unmarked trail. If you are not confident of doing so, the route from Thompson Pass is much more easy to follow.

This was the best trail/hike I have done in a long time! absolutely beautiful!! the fall colors, waterfalls, and the lake at the end was breathtaking!!

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike. moderate is a fair rating based on a regular hiker. Good elevation gain but short distance. Good payoff for moderate effort. Both lower and and upper seemed to have nice campsites. No snow as of 10/24. Noticed the time changed to Mountain on our phones between lower and upper. Bringing the fishing pole next year.

hiking
7 months ago

Moderate wouldn't be the best way to describe this hike. There is a lot of different terrain which keeps it fun but theres a large area of rocky terrain that can be challenging to walk up (even though there is a slight path created) especially after fast incline with shakey legs! it is beautiful but bring spikes just in case anytime after October as it can get icy on a very narrow trail just at the top. One of the most beautiful and serene hikes I've done. Dogs should be leashed ALWAYS but on this trail we saw some un leashed dogs and it could be very dangerous for even well behaved pups.

hiking
8 months ago

We backpacked in and camped at Upper Stevens Lake. Their were a couple very nice camping sites at both lakes. I would not consider myself an avid hiker and it was challenging but the moderate was accurate due to the short distance. I would highly recommend and on my top five places I've hiked.

This is a great trail. Easy directions to drive to the trailhead. Bathroom there. Plenty of parking. However...I would not consider it MODERATE. Any trail that you traverse a large rock shale slide should be hard. And should be mentioned. People hiking with dogs need to know this as well. There are also a lot of large root steps. I found this hike challenging and would definitely do it again but for my companion who does not hike a lot, it was not enjoyable. Beautiful lake at the top and gorgeous tamaracks in yellow right now.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice area with plenty of parking. The start of the trailhead was well marked but about a half mile into the hike we came to a clear landing. There was a logging road on our right side and a poorly marked path straight ahead. The actual trail is straight ahead (not on the right side where the logging road is). We ended up turning around because the trail was overgrown and hard to follow. If you do go on this trail, just make sure to follow the map AllTrails provides and not go on the logging road like we accidentally did. Still made for a beautiful fall day and still worth while.

hiking
8 months ago

Gorgeous views but you have to work for it! The fall colors are in full effect & we were surprised to be greeted by snow along certain sections of the trail. The start of the trail is quite steep & definitely gets your heart pumping & calves burning. The scenery is beautiful & the lake at the end is worth the work. Certain parts of the trail weren't marked as well as others but there were several groups of hikers so we followed the footprints in the snow higher up. Wonderful day hike!

hiking
8 months ago

October - Early Fall Lone Lake offers easy access to some beautiful views of a lower alpine lake. Much like Stevens Lake, what makes this lake appealing is it’s location. Near the freeway and requiring only about 5 minutes of mild service road driving makes this a great hike for people that aren’t equipped to hit more treacherous mountain roads. The trail itself is relatively easy, about 2.5 miles to the lake, and the elevation gain isn’t too steep. Should be able to reach the lake in about an hour and a half. I wouldn’t recommend backpacking for this lake. We only saw one decent campsite around the entire lake. Definitely stick to Stevens lake for that. Finding the trail can be a little difficult however. We were actually stopped by a group informing us that we were going the wrong way, and that they hiked 2 or more miles without finding the lake. On further investigation, the trail listed on AllTrails starts on a road, and then exits onto a more abandoned looking ATV trail, before the actual trail is marked and starts. The only marking to indicate it is the trail is a small little sign that reads “Trail” that isn’t completely visible from the road. Aside from that, would definitely recommend this one.

8 months ago

Hiked to upper Stevens and stayed the night. The trail to the lake was well traveled and was a lot of fun to hike. The autumn colors were amazing, the mountains were red at the top and yellow and orange plants near the trail. The waterfall this time of year was barely a trickle, but it was still neat to see the large granite formations and crevasses where the waterfall was. Camping at the lake was fun, but got below freezing and was very windy all night. We even had snow falling in the morning which was actually a treat. There are about four good camping spots at lower Stevens and a couple at upper. I would recommend the hike for anyone who likes short hikes up hill and great mountain views.

hiking
8 months ago

Beautiful colors! Beautiful lakes!! You must go soon!!

hiking
8 months ago

I hiked to Upper Stevens Lake today. The autumn colors are here! Get up there, before they are gone!

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