Smith Creek (Red Top Ridge Trail #21)

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!

Mineral Point Trail (#82)

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.

Grouse Creek Falls

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:

Schweitzer Mountain Resort Trails

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.

Pend Orielle Bay Trail

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.

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Mickinick Trail (#13)

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).

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