Coeur d’Alene Mountains

The Coeur d’Alene Mountains are the northwestern-most part of the Bitterroot range of the Rocky Mountains. They extend from Coeur d’Alene eastwards into Montana and are bordered to the north and east by Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork river. To the west they are bound by the Selkirk Mountains and to the south Lake Coeur d’Alene, the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene river, and the St. Regis river. The mountains are named after the Coeur d’Alene tribe.
While not as spectacular as the surrounding mountains (particularly the Cabinets and Selkirks), the Coeur d’Alenes nevertheless offer a few scenic hikes in close proximity to Coeur d’Alene. Unfortunately, more than a century of intense logging and mining has led to a very dense network of forest service roads, clearly at the expense of hiking trails. Today’s web of dedicated hiking trails in fact is somewhat disjointed and shriveled.


The Coeur d’Alene Mountains in Idaho are largely unprotected, but the Montana side includes a few roadless areas. Ownership is mostly in public hands, administered by the Forest Service (Idaho Panhandle respectively Lolo National Forest) and the BLM.


Most of the peaks in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains top out around 6,000 feet.

PhotoTrailRatingDifficultyDistanceDurationElevation GainHigh PointLow PointTypeFeaturesStatusAdministrationFees and PermitsMapsOpen ToSeasonTrail#Resources
Beauty Bay Overlook1.5 / 5Easy0.6 mi 0:14 h70 ft2,682 ft2,564 ft
  • Loop
  • Unprotected
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • None required
  • Mount Coeur d’Alene
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around
    Bernard Peak2.9 / 5Moderate17.8 mi 6:03 h3,099 ft5,145 ft2,303 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Mountain
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • Idaho Parks & Recreation
  • None required
  • Bayview
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around37
    Blossom Lakes Loop3.2 / 5Moderate14.0 mi 4:59 h2,652 ft6,444 ft4,104 ft
  • Lollipop
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Unprotected
  • Lolo National Forest
  • None required
  • Thompson Pass
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • July – October404
    Blue Creek Bay Loop2.0 / 5Easy6.1 mi 1:49 h972 ft2,810 ft2,105 ft
  • Lollipop
  • Lake
  • Meadow
  • County Park
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Wallace Forest Conservation Area
  • None required
  • Fernan Lake
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around
  • Blue Creek Bay trail map (BLM map)
  • Bobtail Ridge2.8 / 5Moderate9.2 mi 4:15 h2,327 ft4,785 ft2,480 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Grove
  • Meadow
  • Mountain
  • Rock Formation
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Prichard
  • Murray
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Year-around598
    Canfield Mountain East Flank2.7 / 5Moderate9.5 mi 3:20 h1,952 ft4,137 ft2,255 ft
  • Loop
  • Mountain
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Fernan Lake
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around3, 6, 7, 8, D
  • Canfield Mountain trail system map
  • Canfield Mountain North Side2.8 / 5Moderate8.6 mi 2:35 h1,938 ft4,151 ft2,239 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Fernan Lake
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around
  • Canfield Mountain trail system map
  • Canfield Mountain South Flank2.8 / 5More Difficult3.5 mi 1:22 h1,826 ft4,099 ft2,229 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Mountain
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • Canfield Mountain Natural Area
  • None required
  • Fernan Lake
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around
  • Canfield Mountain trail system map
  • Chilco Mountains3.6 / 5Moderate11.0 mi 3:38 h2,843 ft5,657 ft4,164 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Mountain
  • Meadow
  • National Recreation Trail
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Bayview
  • Spades Mountain
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • May – November14
    Coeur d’Alene River Loop3.8 / 5Moderate25.4 mi13:01 h3,291 ft4,451 ft2,756 ft
  • Loop
  • Riverwalk
  • Grove
  • Meadow
  • National Recreation Trail
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Cathedral Peak
  • Jordan Creeek
  • Jordan Creek
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • May – October
    Cougar Bay Loop2.7 / 5Moderate3.3 mi 1:59 h557 ft2,425 ft2,063 ft
  • Loop
  • Lake
  • Conservation Area
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Nature Conservancy
  • None required
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Year-around
  • Cougar Bay Preserve visitor guide
  • Devil Peak2.5 / 5Moderate17.6 mi 5:50 h2,096 ft4,630 ft2,925 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Grove
  • Mountain
  • Riverwalk
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Cathedral Peak
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • May – October22, 56
    Eagle Hut Loop2.5 / 5Moderate8.5 mi 2:57 h819 ft3,599 ft3,004 ft
  • Lollipop
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Lane
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Skiers
  • Winter
  • Fourth of July Recreation Map
  • East Canfield Butte Loop2.2 / 5Moderate8.9 mi 3:48 h1,904 ft3,869 ft2,276 ft
  • Lollipop
  • Mountain
  • Grove
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Fernan Lake
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around9, 10, A, D
  • Canfield Mountain trail system map
  • Elk Mountain2.8 / 5Moderate11.9 mi 4:20 h2,339 ft4,246 ft2,121 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Mountain
  • Unprotected
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Lane
  • Mount Coeur d’Alene
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around
  • Mineral Ridge Interpretive Trail brochure
  • English Point Loop2.0 / 5Easy5.1 mi 1:29 h227 ft2,591 ft2,467 ft
  • Loop
  • National Recreation Trail
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Hayden Lake
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around80
    Farragut State Park Loop3.0 / 5Easy13.2 mi 4:01 h593 ft2,458 ft2,052 ft
  • Loop
  • Lake
  • Meadow
  • State Park
  • Idaho Parks and Recreation
  • None required
  • Bayview
  • Hikers
  • Horses
  • Dogs
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around
  • Farragut State Park summer trail map
  • Fourth of July Groomed XC-Ski Loop2.5 / 5Easy5.5 mi 1:28 h383 ft3,290 ft2,943 ft
  • Lollipop
  • Structure
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Lane
  • Skiers
  • Winter
  • Fourth of July Recreation Map
  • Fourth of July Pass Mullan Interpretive Loop2.1 / 5Easy0.4 mi 0:12 h54 ft3,167 ft2,993 ft
  • Loop
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Lane
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Year-around
    Graham Mountain Loop3.7 / 5Moderate16.9 mi 6:18 h4,034 ft5,728 ft2,226 ft
  • Loop
  • Grove
  • Meadow
  • Mountain
  • Structure
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Kellogg
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Horses
  • May – November41, 17, 33
    Granite Peak from Tamarack Saddle3.3 / 5Moderate9.2 mi 3:24 h2,197 ft6,829 ft5,568 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Meadow
  • Mountain
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Burke
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • May – November137
    Heyburn State Park North Loop3.5 / 5Moderate18.8 mi 6:23 h2,408 ft3,359 ft2,101 ft
  • Loop
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • Grove
  • Meadow
  • State Park
  • Idaho Parks and Recreation
  • Fee required
  • Chatcolet
  • Harrison
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around
  • Heyburn State Park trail map
  • Independence Creek to Faset Peak Loop3.0 / 5More Difficult25.4 mi 8:17 h3,069 ft5,257 ft2,866 ft
  • Lollipop
  • Mountain
  • Riverwalk
  • Structure
  • Grove
  • Meadow
  • National Recreation Trail
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Faset Peak
  • Cathedral Peak
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • May – October22, 414, 416
    Jeanette’s Jaunt2.2 / 5Easy7.1 mi 2:41 h641 ft3,128 ft2,783 ft
  • Lollipop
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Lane
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Winter
  • Fourth of July Recreation Map
  • Killarney Mountain2.7 / 5Moderate7.8 mi 2:31 h1,094 ft3,917 ft3,124 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Mountain
  • Structure
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Lane
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around
  • Fourth of July Recreation Map
  • Lost Creek – Trout Creek Loop3.4 / 5More Difficult44.0 mi19:03 h8,270 ft6,195 ft2,575 ft
  • Loop
  • Mountain
  • Lake
  • National Recreation Area
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Bloom Peak
  • Larchwood
  • Murray
  • Prichard
  • Taylor Peak
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • June – November153, 502, 774, 214, 7, FR-430
    Marie Creek Loop3.1 / 5Moderate14.3 mi 4:56 h2,096 ft3,696 ft2,344 ft
  • Lollipop
  • Grove
  • Meadow
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Wolf Lodge
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Year-around241
    Mineral Ridge Loop3.4 / 5Moderate3.7 mi 1:08 h1,015 ft3,176 ft2,070 ft
  • Loop
  • Structure
  • National Recreation Trail
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Mount Coeur d’Alene
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around
  • Mineral Ridge Interpretive Trail brochure
  • Mount Coeur d’Alene Loop2.6 / 5Moderate18.7 mi 6:02 h4,000 ft4,422 ft2,110 ft
  • Loop
  • Grove
  • Meadow
  • Mountain
  • National Recreation Trail
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • None required
  • Mount Coeur d’Alene
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around79, 227, 257, 258
    Revett Lake3.0 / 5Moderate6.7 mi 2:09 h976 ft5,725 ft4,830 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Lake
  • Waterfall
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Burke
  • Thompson Pass
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • June – October9
    Schafer Peak via Green Monarch3.6 / 5More Difficult9.4 mi 4:46 h2,408 ft5,217 ft4,539 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Mountain
  • Unprotected
  • Kaniksu National Forest
  • None required
  • Packsaddle Mountain
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • June – October68, 69
    Sunset Peak3.4 / 5Moderate16.2 mi 5:51 h3,733 ft6,422 ft3,324 ft
  • Out-and-back
  • Meadow
  • Mountain
  • Structure
  • Unprotected
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Burke
  • Osburn
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • Year-around147, 151
    Tubbs Hill Loop2.8 / 5Easy2.2 mi 0:37 h193 ft2,352 ft2,143 ft
  • Loop
  • Lake
  • City Park
  • City of Coeur d’Alene
  • None required
  • Coeur d’Alene
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Year-around
  • Tubbs Hill Interpretive Trail brochure
  • Upper Independence Creek3.1 / 5Strenuous18.6 mi 6:41 h1,909 ft4,846 ft3,095 ft
  • Lollipop
  • Riverwalk
  • Meadow
  • National Recreation Trail
  • Coeur d’Alene National Forest
  • None required
  • Faset Peak
  • Lakeview
  • Hikers
  • Dogs
  • Horses
  • Mountain Bikers
  • April – November3, 22