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).