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Mineral Ridge

Location Idaho Hwy 97, 2.5 miles south of Interstate 90, on Beauty Bay of Lake Coeur d'Alene
State(s) Idaho
Counties Kootenai
Type Backcountry
Length 3.30 Miles / 5.31 Km Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No Parking Fee? No

 

 

Description

photo: MINERAL RIDGE NATIONAL RECREATION TRAIL ON THE BLM'S COEUR D'ALENE LAKE RECREATION AREA
MINERAL RIDGE NATIONAL RECREATION TRAIL ON THE BLM'S COEUR D'ALENE LAKE RECREATION AREA

This 3.3 mile trail was part of the first recreation site developed by the BLM in Idaho. Construction of the site began in 1963. On April 13, 1982, the trail was designed as a National Recreation Trail. Mineral Ridge is a "classroom in the forest." The plant and animal communities are used by local school districts for environmental education. A Trail Guide (use links on the left) leads you along the trail providing you with narrative descriptions of the forest plants, animals and interrelationships described on the 22 marked stations along the trail. Visitors enjoy the invigorating hike and beautiful views. This is also a popular spot for bald eagle viewing.

 

Visitor Information

Date Opens: 1/1 - Date Closes: 12/31

Time Opens: Dawn - Time Closes: Dusk

Directions

About 11 miles east of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. Take US-90 east from Coeur d'Alene for eight miles to Wolf Lodge Bay (exit 22), then south on Highway 97 for three miles.

 

Additional Information

Width: 30 inches.

Primary Surface: Soil, compacted

Secondary Surface: None

Average Grade: 8%

Elevation Low Point: 2130

Elevation High Point: 2800

Year Designated: 1982

Date Last Updated: 02/28/2013

 

Contact Information

Park Ranger:
Brian White
Coeur d' Alene Field Office
3815 Schreiber Way
Coeur d' Alene , ID 83815
(208) 769-5031
Brian_white@blm.gov
http://goo.gl/KboQc

 

Related Webpages and Documents

Title Type Link
Trail information Website View/Download
Eagle Watch - BLM Website View/Download
BLM - trail informaion Website View/Download

 

 

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