Driving Distance: 47min (41.1mi)


Trail Distance:  3.3 mi

Elevation Gain: 1.000 ft

Difficulty (1-5): 2

Permit(s) Required: None

Description: Mineral Ridge is a relatively easy hike making it ideal for half-day trips or diverse hiking parties. This trail is perfect for history and nature buffs, often referred to as a “classroom in the forest”, there are over 22 stations providing descriptions and information about Mineral Ridge, it’s history and the wildlife that you will find there. Most of your time will be spent climbing although the trail switchbacks generously so it is never too steep. There are benches placed along the path for those who want to rest their legs or just sit and enjoy the scenery. The trail gains the ridge and then traverses out to a point overlooking Lake Coeur d’ Alene with beautiful scenery. This look trail then descends slowly back to the parking lot. This is a fun, easy hike, with gorgeous views, to do with friends that is fairly convenient to campus.

Guide Review: Coming

Gear List:

  • Waterbottle
  • Small First Aid Kit
  • Rain Jacket (October-May)
  • Tennis Shoes
  • Camera

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