Emily Muthersbaugh

Nice Secluded Beaches

If you're looking for a more "outdoors" experience at the beach, this is a great option in Coeur d'Alene. There are several beaches off the main trail to hike down to and spend a sunny afternoon. There's also a rope swing off the trail if you want to get in the water with a splash.

View Doesn't Dissappoint

This is a great short hike close to Coeur d'Alene. You can take a longer loop around to get more miles in, but otherwise, this is a great hike to spend a few hours in the woods with great views of the lake.

Diverse and Accessible Climbing

During a weekend trip to Spokane, we drove out to this climbing twice. It's only 30 minutes from the city, and once parked, routes begin after just a short hike. There are exposed routes, shaded routes, good 5.7s up to 5.12s. Most of the routes you can even hike up to let a rope through to top rope if you're looking to challenge yourself with a bit more safety. If you're in the area, definitely check out this climbing.