Mineral Ridge

The Mineral Ridge Trail is a popular 3.3 mile loop trail with outstanding views of Lake Coeur d'Alene.

photo:  Type: Backcountry
Length: 3.30 miles
Loop Trail? Yes
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Idaho Hwy 97, 2.5 miles south of Interstate 90, on Beauty Bay of Lake Coeur d'Alene
States: Idaho
Counties: Kootenai
Latitude: 47.61531   Longitude: -116.67879

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.

Description

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.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 8%
Elevation Low Point: 2,130
Elevation High Point: 2,800
Year Designated: 1982

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Trail information
Website: Eagle Watch - BLM
Website: BLM - trail informaion

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

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

 

Photos

 

 Photo by Robin Moseley.

Photo by Robin Moseley.

 Photo by Robin Moseley.

Photo by Robin Moseley.

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