Snowshoeing in Sandpoint, Idaho
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Snowshoeing Sandpoint, Idaho

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.

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Snowshoeing Schweitzer Mountain

Snowshoeing Schweitzer Mountain

Take a hosted snowshoe hike

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.

Hosted Snowshoe Hike Release Form.

For more information or to sign up contact the Activity Center at 208.255.3081

Explore the quiet side of Schweitzer

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.


More places to snowshoe!

If you know of more place to snowshoe that are not mentioned here, please send them to us! Contact Us!


Western Pleasure Ranch

Sandpoint, ID.

Winter fun at the ranch also includes cross-country skiing, snow shoeing and down hill sledding.

Phone (208) 263-9066
Web Site


Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail

Sandpoint, ID.

2 Mile trail from Sandpoint to Ponder Point along Lake Pend Oreille, great views!

The McKinnick Trail

Sandpoint, ID.

Bonner County Trail Map >>

North of Sandpoint, Idaho the McKinnick Trail is a public hiking trail that is very challenging to the snowshoer, but very rewarding!

Gold Hill

Sandpoint, ID.

2 miles south of Sandpoint on US 95. turn east on Bottle Bay Road, 4.8 miles to the trailhead located on the right.

Trail to Chimney Rock

Sandpoint, ID.

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.

Moose Lake

Clark Fork, ID.

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.


Farragut State Park

Bayview, ID.

Cross country skiing, snowshoeing and sledding are all major activities at Farragut State Park once the snow falls.

Web Site

Priest Lake Trails

Priest Lake, ID.

Priest Lake has endless snowshoeing for the adventurer!

Park Location Map
Summer Trail Map: Indian Creek Unit
Summer Trail Map: Lionhead Unit

Rocky Point

Coolin, ID.

Rocky Point is a trail system on a peninsula on the east side of Priest Lake. The area is ideal for snowshoeing.

Round Lake State Park

Sagle, ID.

Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing trails in the Round Lake State Park.

Hanna Flats

Priest River, ID.

Gentle trail system along side Priest Lake


Snowshoeing Photos

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Stores that have snowshoes and winter gear

Wal Mart Supercenter

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.


Big 5 Sporting Goods

615 5th Ave Sandpoint, ID 83864

Phone (208) 263-6584

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