I still have yet to do this trail but wanted to post the info for others. Please leave comments and let others know about your experience. 🙂 This trail is great for horses / pack animals too.
This 5.5 mile trail leads you to the lakes!
Directions: Take Road 633 west of Bonners Ferry through the Myrtle Creek Drainage. The trail head is in upper Myrtle Creek.
I also found some info for you GPSers: lat 48.7066, lon -116.6441 and the altitude is 5902 feet (1799 meters).
I’m hoping to do this trail next summer with my family as a 4-5 day backpacking trip. From what I hear it is a beautiful trail that includes old growth forests and views of Long and Parker Canyons. According to bonnersferry.info be prepared to see grizzlies and caribou! The full loop it is 32 miles long.
Directions: Take US 95 north from Bonners Ferry and turn west on County Road 18 to where you can park at the Westside Road trailhead.
This is a nice trail, only 3.3 miles long. You can also use this trail to get to Trail 102 that goes to Hidden Lake!
Directions: Go 15 miles north of Bonners Ferry on US 95 to Copeland Road, go west on Copeland Road, turn right on Road 417, continue north to the junction and take Road 281 to Road 2446, go one mile and park at the trail head!
Here is a summation of what others say about it: scenic views of the Green Monarchs and Lake Pend Oreille from this 2.1 mile single track bike or hiking trail. Take Highway 95 south from Sandpoint 6 miles to Sagle Road, turn left and go 6 miles to the Garfield Bay turn-off on the right, drive 2 miles to Garfield Bay. You can park here if you want a long walk or continue on Green Bay Cutoff Road going north about .4 miles to Road 532 then right about 2 miles to the trail head.
Check out the US FS page on Mineral Point.
The spectacular cascading falls are a must see. Go 6 miles east on Highway 200 from Sandpoint, then north onto Colburn-Culver Road. Go 6 miles to Grouse Creek Cut-Off Road on the right, then about two miles to join Grouse Creek or Forest Service Road 280. Go right and continue approximately 4 miles staying on Road 280 and watch for a small open meadow on the left. Just beyond the meadow on the right is an unmarked road going down a hill to the trail head #83.
Check out some amazing photography of the falls here: http://www.kateannphotography.net/grouse-creek-falls-sandpoint-idaho/
There are miles of trails for all levels of riders and hikers. Friday through Sunday during the summer you can take your bike up on the Great Escape Quad Lift and ride down an advanced 3.5 mile bike trail. Free maps are available at Schweitzer. Highway 95 to Schweitzer Cut-off Road, right onto Boyer, left at Schweitzer Mountain Road for nine miles to the ski area.
It is a beautiful and relatively easy bike or hike on the bike path that ends in Sagle, 6 miles south of Sandpoint. A popular walk begins at the north end of the Long Bridge and over the Long Bridge and back. You can access another path along Highway 2 and ride all the way to Dover.
Trout Creek is a great area to take your dog to all times of the year if you like to hike, snow shoe, cross country ski, or even ice skate. Minutes off of highway 200, just east of the Idaho Club, this area offers great low impact trails.
This is a beautiful trail that I frequent in the summer since my dog loves to cool off in the lake.
You can start this in Sandpoint (just go past Seasons to the end of the road) or Kootenai (where Birch Street ends go down to the water). This trail will hopefully become an official ‘trail’ but isn’t quite yet. Make sure your dog is safe around bikes and not to forget your plastic bags!
There is a website dedicated to this trail here.
From Schwietzer Cutoff Road take N. Boyer south, go west on Woodland and follow it across the tracks. The trail head will be on the west side of the road. This trail isn’t for the meek and doesn’t offer any water except at the trail head so be sure to bring your own! For those of you unfamiliar with Bonner County you wont want to forget your leash. This trail is maintained by volunteers.
Check out the US FS page on Mickinick Trail (#13).