Hike Mineral Ridge

4.1
3.3 miles 1000 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by Rose Freeman

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!

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Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
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Forest
Lake
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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Nice uphill hike

Good for beginners. Easy to navigate and find. Gorgeous views up top to enjoy.

Great hike with pretty lake views

We clocked elevation at nearer 700 feet so don’t be put off. Don’t turn back at caribou cabin, but carry on the loop for an incredible open view of the lake from the end of the ridge. Easy hike, our three and a half year old managed the whole thing with a brief stop at the cabin for a snack.

Chill

Very chill hike. Okay view and good hammock spots.

over 3 years 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!

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over 4 years ago

Nice easy hike

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

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