Wondering what to do during the springtime when the water is still muddled for fishing and the rivers are running too high to raft? Hiking CDA is the answer! Springtime is a great time of year to get outside and hike. Horseback riding also usually gets going around mid-May. Late may kayaking and rafting season begins and fishing can be excellent.
Springtime is the best time to go hiking in the peak of the tourist season is yet to arrive and therefore the hiking trails are less busy, but gorgeous from all the blooming plants. You are also more likely to see active creatures and wildlife bustling here and there as they are just as excited about the nice weather after a long winter as we are.
Where to go?
Mineral Ridge, Tubbs Hill, and Farragut State Park are the best places in our area to hike. For a stroll along the lake, start at Coeur d’Alene Park and walk along the CDA Lake beaches in either direction.
A not to miss activity while vacationing in our area is the gorgeous hike around Tubbs Hill that has great views of Lake Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho! Tubbs Hill is close to downtown Coeurd’alene. It’s actually accessed by the parking lot that is adjacent to the Coeur d’Alene Resort or McEuen Park. It is located near our award winning library and along E. Front Avenue. Parking is free by the library! CDA Adventures loves taking this hike. It is quick, easy and has great views. If you have any questions, please email or contact us at Coeur d’Alene Adventures: 208-918-2082.
For more information: Tubbs Hill Information
Looking for a great hike in the Coeur d’Alene area? Just 10 minute drive around the east bay of the lake along I90 take the Wolf Lodge Exit to get on Scenic Hwy 97. You’ll see your Mineral Ridge Parking Area sign after 5 minutes! Free, beautiful, and a popular hike, Mineral Ridge is a 3.3-mile trail that winds up and down a great stretch of Beauty Bay. Construction began in 1963. The trail offers beautiful views of Lake Coeur d’Alene and has a diverse and beautiful canopy for shade cover for much of the trek. If you have any questions, please email or contact us at Coeur d’Alene Adventures: 208-918-2082.
For more information: Mineral Ridge Information
FARRAGUT STATE PARK
Farragut State Park is a state park with overnight camping super close to Silverwood Theme Park located in northern Idaho at the southern tip of the Lake Pend Oreille in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains.
13550 E. Hwy. 54
Athol, ID 83801
Dogs are permitted on leash
They even have a disc golf course
Hike or bike a trail! The park has over 40 miles of trails for you to explore. For those who like a challenge, take the Highpoint Trail to the Scout Trail and hike up Bernard Peak and look back across the lake at Farragut State Park. A map is available for download that shows trails within Farragut State Park, accessible during the summer months.
Out-of-state guests: You can purchase a $40 Motor Vehicle Entry Fee (MVEF) Annual and receive access to all of Idaho’s State Parks and nightly discounts on camping. MVEF Annuals can be purchased at any Idaho State Park and online.
For more information: Farragut State Park