- Coeur d’Alene Mountains
- There are pit toilets near the trailhead
Admittedly, this isn’t much of a hike, or stroll for that matter, but the forest service did a great job showcasing some of the history along an otherwise busy freeway. The loop is literally minutes off the freeway ramp and lets you walk on remnants of the original 1860 Mullan Trail and the first “real” road built in 1916.
Next time you cross the Fourth of July Pass, take a few minutes and check out the trail. There are four interpretive signs along the path and a small monument where once stood the tree into which Captain Mullan carved JULY 4 1861, naming the pass, the creek, and the canyon.