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Top Adventures in Sandpoint

  • Hike the Mickinnick Trail

    The trailhead for this hike starts in a city park, so if you have dogs, they'll need to be on leash to start out. You won't have to walk very far before reaching a gate that separates the city park from US Forest Service area. Past this gate, leas...

    7 miles 2150 ft gain

  • Hike Scotchman Peak

    Start in the morning and beat the heat. This hike is switchbacks all the way to the top, no flat spots. Take a break at a small dirt clearing about halfway from the top. Keep pushing and you can arrive at the summit (7009 feet) within 3 hours. On ...

    8 miles 3651 ft gain

  • Winter Backpack on Mt. Roothaan

    The Selkirk Mountains in northern Idaho don’t see nearly as many visitors as neighboring ranges in Washington and Montana, but it’s not for a lack of scenery and rugged backcountry. Mt. Roothaan sits along a jagged crest in the western Rocky Moun...

    4 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike to Roman Nose High Mountain Lakes

    Your journey will start with a rural drive about 60 minutes from Sandpoint, ID. Once you hit the dirt road, hold on because its quite the bumpy drive (AWD vehicle is recommended). You will continue on a dirt road for nearly 20 miles, however, don'...

    1 miles 520 ft gain

  • Hike or Kayak to Bead Lake Campsites

    There are two entrances to Bead Lake - the boat launch and the ridge road. Turn right onto Bead Lake Ridge Road and follow it until you arrive at the parking lot. Start the hike at the marked trailhead #127 down to the lake through a dark cedar fo...

  • Hike to Beehive Lakes

    To get to the trailhead, drive north on highway 95 from Sandpoint and turn left onto Pack River Road near the gas station. Drive approximately 19 miles and look for the sign on the left for Beehive Lakes Trailhead. The road was passable but I w...

    9 miles 2040 ft gain

  • Hike the Harrison to Beehive Lake Lower Traverse

    You will follow the Pack River Road no. 231 for about 21 miles until you reach the trailhead. For this loop, you have a few options: Leave your car at the Beehive Lake trailhead and walk to Harrison Lake trailhead so when you are done you can jump...

    9.5 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Walk Among the Ross Creek Cedars

    The Ross Creek Cedar area is a really cool area in Northwest Montana that houses some monstrous Western Red Cedar Trees (some of which have a diameter of over 12 feet and over 500 years old!). The grove is one of the few in the area that still has...

    1 miles 100 ft gain

  • Backpack Two Mouth Lakes

    Start at Two Mouth Trail #268 as it goes north along an old logging road. The trail then heads west following Peak Creek before bending back to the south. The trail narrows, alternating between dirt and boardwalk, while meandering west toward a vi...

    10 miles 3000 ft gain

  • Canoe to Upper Priest Lake

    The Priest Lakes of Northern Idaho are perfect for a summer retreat into the Selkirk mountains, less than thirty miles from the border with Canada. Priest lake is separated from Upper Priest Lake by a short, two-mile waterway. Launch your canoe fr...

  • Hike to Quartz Mountain Lookout

    Drive to Mt. Spokane State Park and park at Selkirk Lodge. This hike can only be accessed before the ski area opens because the trail up to the lookout is along part of the cross country ski area.You may not need snowshoes for this hike depending...

    5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Snowshoe to the Mt. Spokane Summit

    Mt. Spokane State Park is just 45 minutes outside of Spokane and a great day trip hike spot! Drive into Mt. Spokane State Park and then to the top of Mt. Spokane until you reach the lower Selkirk Lodge parking lot on the right. Trail 130 begins ac...

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