Mineral Ridge Loop

#1 of 32 trails in coeur d alene national forest

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Mineral Ridge Loop is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near (Beauty Bay) the east end of Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, mountain biking & nature trips and is accessible from March until November.

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Ryan Cody-Berry (67)

2 Completed2 Reviews

Great hike with some decent viewpoints!

James Endicott (181)

3 Completed2 Reviews

Nice 1.5 hour hike. It is a bit more towards a moderate hike with the elevation gain and elevation loss at the beginning and end.

Sean Beno (97)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Joe Johns (76)

1 Completed1 Reviews

This is a fun hike with good views. I would not take anyone younger than probably 7 or 8, as this is NOT an easy hike. The first 1.5 miles or so is very uphill, and a good portion of the return down is virtually right next to cliffs. Our kids, who are 9-13, were able to handle it just fine, but younger would be very tough in my opinion!

Great views, not too long, and very pleasant overall. This is a hike we would definitely do again!

tom quayle (37)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Just completed April 2015. Based on prior reviews we thought this would be a low key hike to bring the kids on. Turns out the 3 year old made it 1.5 miles and I had to carry him the next 2...wasn't easy.

This would be an "easy" hike for someone without kids in toe, beautiful scenery, and rather peaceful, but you can hear the cars driving by on nearby I-90, but it isn't terribly disturbing.

I liked it well enough to return again.

Joey Bareither (676)

21 Completed6 Reviews

Lot's of switchbacks, but overall the elevation gain is relatively low and the hike proved fairly easy. The trail is mostly forested, and proves to have incredible views of lake Couer D'Alene to the south and up I-90 into the mountains to the north-east. In the fall, the trail is littered with golden tamaracs, I would definitely recommend going during that season. Huzzah!

Tony Coletti (551)

12 Completed13 Reviews

Patty Beyer (122)

2 Completed1 Reviews

Excellent for young and old alke. Great views from the top! Lots of wildflowers. Nature brochure was helpful.

Neil McGillicuddy (36)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great starter hike with rewarding views. Trail is well maintained with nice rest benches along the way. Photo opps aplenty.

Kylie Janelle (74)

1 Completed1 Reviews

Pretty easy, quick, gorgeous viewpoints!

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