Winter can be a time of year when getting exercise is hard to accomplish due to the elements, but don't fret! Sandpoint has some of the most beautiful snowshoeing anywhere, with miles and miles of places to stretch your legs and see the country! Mountain trails, National Forest, Schweitzer Mountain, and Priest Lake just to name a few great spots to enjoy snowshoeing.
Join our knowledgeable host on a snowshoe adventure. Depending upon the conditions, we may hike through Hermit’s Hollow old growth forests, along the Schweitzer Ridge, or to picnic point for a moonlit hike.
Hours: 10am every Saturday and Sunday
Hosted Hike through Hermit's Hollow $20 (includes trail fee and snowshoe rentals!*)
Hosted Hike on the summit $25 ( includes a chairlift ride and snowshoe rentals!*)
Hosted Moonlight Hike $30 (includes hot chocolate and snacks and snowshoe rentals.*)
*$5 discount on all hosted hikes if you provide your own gear.
For more information or to sign up contact the Activity Center at 208.255.3081
Our snowshoe trails are open during normal operation everyday of the season – weather permitting. Head out into Hermit’s Hollow designated snowshoe trails through the old growth forest and up to Picnic Point or out on to the Nordic Trails (be sure to stay to the side of the trials at all times and please do not walk on the cross country tracks).
Trail fees are $15 for adults and $12 for juniors. Snowshoe rental packages are available for $20 or $15 for snowshoes only at the Ski & Ride Center.
If you know of more place to snowshoe that are not mentioned here, please send them to us! Contact Us!
Winter fun at the ranch also includes cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and down hill sledding.
Phone (208) 263-9066
2 Mile trail from Sandpoint to Ponder Point along Lake Pend Oreille, great views!
North of Sandpoint, Idaho the McKinnick Trail is a public hiking trail that is very challenging to the snowshoer, but very rewarding!
2 miles south of Sandpoint on US 95. turn east on Bottle Bay Road, 4.8 miles to the trailhead located on the right.
Getting to the trailhead in winter may require a 4-wheel drive vehicle. From Sandpoint-north on US 95, 13 miles to Pack River Road, turn west onto Road 231, 16 miles to West Branch Road 2653. Turn left and then a half mile to trailhead at bridge.
From Sandpoint head east on Hwy 200 then 12 miles to Trestle Creek Road, turn left onto Road 275 then 16 miles to Lighting Creek Road 419, turn left and then 1.5 miles to Moose Creek Road 1022, turn right and 2 miles to the trailhead. This is also a trailhead for Blacktail Lake Trail 24 and Lake Estelle Trail 36.
Cross country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding are all major activities at Farragut State Park once the snow falls.
Priest Lake has endless snowshoeing for the adventurer!
Rocky Point is a trail system on a peninsula on the east side of Priest Lake. The area is ideal for snowshoeing.
Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing trails in the Round Lake State Park.
Gentle trail system along side Priest Lake
Please send us some snowshoeing photos and we may put them up here! Contact Us
476999 Hwy 95 North Ponderay, ID 83852
Phone (208) 265-8332
477181 N. Hwy 95 Ponderay, Idaho 83852
Phone (208) 255-5757
M-S: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
615 5th Ave Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone (208) 263-6584