This intimate park, 10 miles south of Sandpoint on Highway 95 and two miles west on Dufort Road, offers seven miles of marked and groomed cross-country trails.
Depending on conditions, there may also be opportunities for ice skating, sledding, fishing or a picnic, often served up with a roaring bonfire.
The loop is the only American Byway that actually travels into another country and has won international acclaim, including by Rand Mc Nally as one of its top 5 “Best of the Roads.” At the loop’s northern end is Nelson, B. The drive affords glorious scenery of mountains, lakes and rivers with a multitude of activities; it can be undertaken in one long day, but by far is best broken into a 2-day or multi-day excursion. Sandpoint Elks Golf Course is little more than a mile northeast of downtown Sandpoint off Highway 200, with a well-maintained 9-hole course, equipment and cart rental, friendly clubhouse and reasonable rates.
Evans Landing Trail leads 2 miles down to a beach at the landing on the west side of Lake Pend Oreille. Follow it east 2.6 miles to Little Blacktail Road, turn east again and go another 2.6 miles past one trail sign to East Ridge Road where a second trail sign indicates the way to the trailhead.
It’s a magical time of year, and a true feast for the senses!
The Gold Hill Trail is one of the most popular for local hikers and mountain bikers, a 3.7-mile track that can be moderate or strenuous – depending on whether you hike or ride it up or down, or as most do, both ways.
This is mountain hiking and biking at it’s best in the Pacific Northwest!
Get the trail map and details for Forest Service Gold Hill Trail No. Mineral Point Interpretive Trail contours along Lake Pend Oreille about 14 miles south of Sandpoint near Garfield Bay, with magnificent views across the lake to the Green Monarchs.
There are more than 100 maintained trails and scores of backcountry campsites within a couple hours’ drive of Sandpoint, ranging from easy strolls to waterfalls and panoramas up to multiday backpacking trips through spectacular backcountry landscapes.
per vehicle fee; annual Idaho State Park passes are available for .
For a map or more information, call 208-263-3489; or click Parksand Recreation. Discover wonderful surprises around every corner during the 280-mile International Selkirk Loop driving tour through Idaho, Washington and Canada.
We currently grow 68 different varieties of apples, many with origins dating back hundreds of years.
Our sweet cider receives rave reviews for the complexity achieved by the use of so many apple varieties, including several cider specific varieties such as the Campfield, Wickson, and Roxbury Russet.
Most hikers start at the trailhead on Bottle Bay Road, about 8 miles south of Sandpoint; navigate to the trailhead parking by the Google map.