I’ve heard a lot of people talk about this hike!
Directions according to Bonners Ferry Chamber of Comerce: 18 miles southeast of Bonners Ferry via Twenty Mile Road No. 408 and Black Mountain Road No. 274. Vehicle access to trailhead is at saddle east of Black Mountain. Moderate 1.5-mile hike to Clifty Mountain. Outstanding views of Bonners Ferry, Kootenai Valley, Selkirk and Cabinet mountains.
Not Red Hook – not Drop Top, Red Top. 🙂
Info from Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce : Red Top (Hidden Lake) Trail No. 102. From Highway 1, turn west on Copland Road to Smith Creek Road No. 281 to No. 2545 to trailhead. Short hike to high elevation lake with good views and opportunities for spotting wildlife. Watch for bears!
Info from Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce: Queen Lake and Mountain Trail No. 152. 15 miles northeast of Bonners Ferry via Meadow Creek Road No. 229 and Queen Mountain Road No. 2542. Moderate half-mile hike to lake from trailhead, over mountain is three-quarters of a mile farther. Excellent views of Moyie River Valley and Purcell Mountains.
A local favorite…
Info from Bonners Ferry Chamber of Commerce:Roman Nose Lakes Trails No. 160 and 165. 23 miles southwest of Bonners Ferry via Snow Creek Road No. 402, Road No. 1007 through Caribou Pass and Road No. 2667. Vehicle access to Roman Nose Lake No. 3, limited camping and picnicking, day hikes to other lakes 1-2 miles. High mountain vistas of the Selkirk Crest, including the Sundance Fire area.
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!