Hiking in Sandpoint and North Idaho
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Hiking Sandpoint & Northern Idaho

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.

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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.

Views from some Hiking Trails

Round Top Mountain

View from Round Top

Porcupine Lake

Porcupine Lake

Gold Mountain Hiking Trail

Gold Mountain Hiking Trail

Priest Lake Hiking Trails

Priest Lake

The View from Baldy Mountain Sandpoint, Idaho

Baldy Mountain

:: Hiking Trails ::

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Schweitzer Mountain

10,000 Schweitzer Mountain Road, Sandpoint, ID 83864

Phone (800) 831-8810
Web Site

Schweitzer Mountain has lots of hiking trails to enjoy during the Summer months, so come on up and enjoy the day!


Gold Hill

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.


Beaver Lake

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.


Brush 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.


Harrison 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.


Lunch Peak

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

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.


Burton Peak

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.


Scotchman Peak

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.


Mount Casey

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.


Porcupine Lake Trail

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


Lake Darling

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.


Fisher Peak

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.


Hall Mountain

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.


Hiking Gear & Equipment


Far-North Outfitters

6802 Main Bonners Ferry, ID 83805

Phone (208) 267-5547


Outdoor Experience

314 N 1st Avenue Sandpoint, ID 83864

Phone (208) 263-6028

Sandpoint Sports

214 Cedar Street Sandpoint ID 83864

Phone (208) 265-6163

Alpine Designs

312 North Fifth Avenue Sandpoint ID 83864

Phone (208) 263-9373

Sports Plus

102 South Boyer Sandpoint, ID 83864

Phone (208) 263-5174

North 40 Outfitters

477181 N. Hwy 95 Ponderay, Idaho 83852

Phone (208) 255-5757


Big 5 Sporting Goods

615 5th Ave Sandpoint, ID 83864

Phone (208) 263-6584

Mountain Essentials, Inc.

206 N. First Ave. Sandpoint, ID 83864

Phone (208) 263-4453

Wal Mart Supercenter

476999 Hwy 95 North Ponderay, ID 83852

Phone (208) 265-8332

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