Sandpoint is a fabulous gateway for hikers of all abilities. Whether you wish to hike after riding the chair at Schweitzer, or take a real adventure and head to Roman Nose, there are literally thousands of miles of areas to venture into. Most of the trails are accessible by mountain bikes as well. Whether you choose to take a day hike or head into the back-country for an extended stay, an abundance of trails are available to all who visit Sandpoint.
The Forest Service, Idaho Department of Lands, and private citizens maintain an ever expanding trails system. The Sandpoint Ranger District maintains over 275 miles of trails in the National Forest. Many trail heads provide access to prime fishing, huckleberry picking and even an occasional morel mushroom or two.
There are numerous shops offering everything one may need to make the day hike or back-country experience a safe and comfortable outing. Come explore nature in 360 degree full color, you won't be disappointed.
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10,000 Schweitzer Mountain Road, Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone (800) 831-8810
Schweitzer Mountain has lots of hiking trails to enjoy during the Summer months, so come on up and enjoy the day!
From Sandpoint take highway 95 south 2 miles to Bottle Bay road; turn left and go 4.3 miles to the lower trailhead parking area located on the right.
Go north of Sandpoint to Naples, Id. Turn east on Trail Creek road and go about 3 miles, turn right , go over a bridge, and go right. Follow the logging road for 2 miles, you will come to a gate, park there and follow the logging road that goes to the left. Climb over the Kelly hump and walk about 5 minutes, you will come to a small stream, take the trail to the right and hike 20 minutes to Beaver Lake.
Go 16 mile north of Bonners Ferry on Hwy 95 and turn right on Forest Service road #1004. Go approx. 3 miles to Brush Lake. You can also drive to the lake.
Take Hwy 95 to Samuels, Id., about 7 miles north of Sandpoint. Turn west by the weight station and go up Pack River road to the end, approximately 20 miles. Take trail #217 to Harrison Lake.
Go east of Sandpoint approximately 12 miles on Hwy 200. Turn left on Forest Service road #275 and go approximately 13 miles to Lunch Peak. You can drive to the lookout.
Roman Nose Lake is located at the end of Snow Creek road southwest of Bonners Ferry, Id. There is camping available at the first lake. You can also backpack into the upper lakes about 2 miles away from the first lake.
Go west of Bonners Ferry about 5 miles on County road #18 and go 2 miles north of the bird refuge office. Turn left on Forest Service road #633 and go approximately 2 miles to Forest Service road #2411. Turn a sharp right and go 6 or 7 miles to trailhead.
Go east of Sandpoint on Hwy 200 to Clark Fork, Id. Turn left downtown Clark Fork onto Lightning Creek road. Go approximately 1 mile and turn onto Forest Service road #276. Go approximately5 miles to trailhead.
Located 5 miles off Pack River road, with an elevation of 6,706 ft. Hiking time is 3 hours one way. The road to the trailhead is rough.
Clark Fork, ID
Located about 15 miles north of Clark Fork. Picnic tables, fishing and toilets. Editors Note: Access by hiking, four wheelers or horses
Go east of Sandpoint on Hwy 200 for approximately 13 miles to Trestle Creek road or Forest Service road #275. Go 12 miles to Lunch Peak trailhead #67. Go approximately 2 miles to trailhead 52. Turn right and go approximately 2 miles to Lake Darling.
Located north of Bonners Ferry, Id., with an elevation of 7,580 ft. The trail is narrow and in poor shape. Hiking time is 4 hours one way.
Go 17 mile north of Bonners Ferry on Hwy 95. Turn left on Forest Service road #272. Go approximately 11 miles to Hall Mountain Lookout. You can drive to the top.
6802 Main Bonners Ferry, ID 83805
Phone (208) 267-5547
314 N 1st Avenue Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone (208) 263-6028
214 Cedar Street Sandpoint ID 83864
Phone (208) 265-6163
312 North Fifth Avenue Sandpoint ID 83864
Phone (208) 263-9373
102 South Boyer Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone (208) 263-5174
477181 N. Hwy 95 Ponderay, Idaho 83852
Phone (208) 255-5757
615 5th Ave Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone (208) 263-6584
206 N. First Ave. Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone (208) 263-4453
476999 Hwy 95 North Ponderay, ID 83852
Phone (208) 265-8332