Distance: 3.3 mile loop. Elevation gain: 1,000 feet. Inland Northwest pine forest trail. Features a high viewpoint over Lake Coeur d'Alene. Wildflowers in the summer & golden larches in the fall!

Wander through a classic Inland Northwest pine tree forest as you climb up to Mineral Ridge. At the top, explore historical Caribou Cabin and take the spur trail to the left to an abandoned mine. There is a lot of history scattered on this short loop hike! Continue past the cabin and take in views of Lake Coeur d'Alene before climbing down and completing the loop. Explorers of all ages will love this hike!

This hike features the beauty of every season! In the spring and summer, enjoy a bounty of wildflowers. Golden larches above grace the trail with stunning fall color. When snow arrives, pack your snowshoes for a trek through a winter wonderland!

Pack List

  • Ten Essentials
  • Day pack
  • Hiking boots
  • Winter: snowshoes & winter attire
  • Trekking poles
  • Extra clothing layers (waterproof shell, fleece)
  • Coffee & percolator
  • Headlamp
  • First aid
  • Camera!
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RT Distance 3.3 Miles
Elevation Gain 1000 Feet
Activities Photography, Mountain Biking, Hiking, Fitness
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Features
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Lake
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Chill

Very chill hike. Okay view and good hammock spots.

about 1 year ago

Mineral Ridge

Love this hike! Born and raised and this trail/views never get old. Good workout, easy to walk, run, take your dog too! If you've never done it, DO IT!

Nice easy hike

Nice easy hike. Definitely doable for all ages and levels. Nice views!


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