Marie Creek Trail

This is a newer trail that was made with the assistance of Panhandle Back Country Horsemen in 2002. All information on this trail is provided by Panhandle Back Country Horsemen. It is a loop that is just over 10 miles and only minutes from Coeur d’Alene.
Directions: “From I-90 east of Coeur d’Alene take the Harrison exit (# 22) and turn north. Turn right at the stop sign on the frontage road. Go 1.4 miles and turn left on Wolf Lodge Road. After 4.5 miles turn right on Marie Creek Road. After approximately 2 miles turn right on the one-lane entry to the trailhead. There is no trailhead sign there (or if there was, it was buried in weeds), but where the entrance splits away there is a large sign stating that motor vehicles must stay on designated roads.”

Chilco Mountain Trail

Information on this trail is from There is plenty of parking for this trail but no water. The two mile hike to the summit provides views of Purcell Trench, Rathdrum Prairie, Coeur d’Alene, St. Joe, Cabinet, and Selkirk Mountain Ranges, and Lake Pend O’Reille

“From Coeur d’Alene, drive north on US 95 approximately 15 miles to Bunco Road (in front of Silverwood Theme Park), turn right onto Bunco Road. This road turns left (continues straight as Nunn Road, take the left), then curves right. Continue on Forest Road 209 (dirt, good quality but some washboarding) for 6.8 miles. Don’t turn off of this road onto the many dead-end logging roads. The trail begins at the signed junction between FR 209 (Clark Fork River) and NF 385 (Little North Fork Coeur d’Alene/Honeysuckle Campground). Parking is on the left.”

Centennial Trail Stystem

Here is a trail that everyone in North Idaho has heard of, even if they don’t live near Coeur d’Alene… 🙂
This trail asks that all pets be on leash, with a pack it in pack it out, and don’t disturb the environment (i.e. don’t let your dogs dig everything up). I think this trail would be an awesome trail for bikejoring or scootering. Bikers are asked to only ride two abreast and not go over 15 mph. There are events held on the trail so if your dog doesn’t do well with big groups of people you might check out the North Idaho Centennial Trail website to make sure there wont be a marathon going on! I would also recommend that site if you are looking for directions to get to the trail because there are so many different ways to get to it.
You can also check the Parks Dept. site for more information or the website.

Tubbs Hill

Here is a great place to take your dog in Coeur d’Alene. You want trees, sand, and water all close to downtown? Then Tubbs Hill is the place for you and your puppy. Signs do ask that you keep your dog on leash and bags for cleaning up after you dog are provided. There are numerous points of interest that are fun to learn about, all you need to do is pick up a free brochure at the Coeur d’Alene Parks Dept. There are a few sites that give information about Tubbs Hill, one is
If you would like to see the city’s web page on Tubbs Hill go to
Directions: From I-90 take NW Boulevard South, continue on as the road curves left and turns into Sherman Avenue. Turn right on Front Street, which again curves left and hang a right into the Diamond Parking Lot.