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It's beginning of March now, so the snow is still pretty thick and we didn't make it all the way up. However, we got a good 90 minutes in today, and we saw a nice view of the lake and mountains. I will definitely be trying this hike again as the weather gets warmer and the snow melts.
Time of Year: December, no snow.
A simple hike, very easy. The trail is very accessible with plenty of parking. It being a state park you will need to pay for parking or have an Idaho State Parks pass. The trail is well maintained and in some places can fit three people abreast. I hiked the section that circles around the lake, but there are other trails that break off that aren't listed here. After completion I showed hiking two miles.
Its a charming little lake. The west part of the lake has a river that the trail can follow, while the east side is a bit swampy. There is nothing that sticks out about the lake, but for those nearby that want to go for a scenic amble should consider this one.
On this particular hike I'm torn; the hike itself was good, but the trail was not very impressive. Towards the top viewpoint the mountain was covered in dense fog and there was light snow. This made the surrounding forest eerie yet beautiful. Because of the fog I was not able to see the lake or Sandpoint from the lookouts. But aside from the fog towards the top of the mountain, the trail was relatively tame with not much to look at (Granted, this is in part due to the time of year). The trail also has a very unceremonious end off the side of a forest road.
Overall while I very much enjoyed the hike, it would be hard to recommend this one. I will need to try it again at different points in the year.
This is a moderately difficult trail. There isn't much going up or down, but the millage can make it long hike depending on how far down the trail you go. You can have some great views of Pend Oreille as well as find a hidden Lost Lake. Overall the trail can become a little tedious with not much else to look at the but same view of Pend Oreille.
This is a great hike for kids and families. The views are very pretty and the hike is short and easy. If you like to hike where there aren't too many people though, I would say that this hike isn't for you. There are lots of people fishing along the hike and it being an easy and shorter hike, families are more likely to be on it. Great for the family though!
There are several trail options, from 2 miles on the Trapper Trail around the lake, to 3 miles on on the Stewardship Trail, to about twice that on a bike trail.
Portions of the Trapper trail looked pretty muddy. We did the Stewardship Trail, which coincides with the shorter trail in places.
Easy, mostly well maintained. Dogs okay on leash. There are lots of trail intersections, only some of which are marked, but you can't get too lost.
Beautiful variety of woodlands and wetlands. Beaver dam. A little for everyone!
NOTE: $5 day use fee per car. It's a state park.
This is a great easy hike with constantly changing beautiful views along the shoreline and in the woods. Dog friendly, too, as others noted.
There are more extensive forest service trails than shown on All Trails. In this area, we've learned you need a map!!
Beautiful high with water views that are spectacular the entire way. We had a bit of confusion about whether to start at the top by following the local signs to mineral point or to start at Green Bay campground. Either direction would be great but just a good clarifying note when trying to navigate to the trail head. We started at top and hiked down to the beach and back up. I would recommend either!