Chilco Mountain National Recreation Trail

Athol, Idaho 83801

Chilco Mountain National Recreation Trail

Chilco Mountain National Recreation Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hike from a remote trailhead to the ridgeline of Chilco Mountain. Then follow the ridge south to the open subalpine summit of North Chilco Peak, with its great view of Lake Pend Oreille. Continue south from the north peak to Chilco Saddle, then ascend South Chilco Peak.

Dogs that are under close control are allowed. Besides hikers, most of this route is open to mountain bikes, horses, and 2-wheel motor vehicles. Route finding can be difficult for a short distance on the south side of the north peak.

A GPS unit can be of help here. This hike involves about 3,000 feet of elevation gain and loss round-trip, so be sure all party members are up for this hike. There is no water along this route, so if you want to backpack, prepare for a dry campsite."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
9.9 miles
3,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
5 hours
Summer and early fall
Camping, ATV/OHV
Additional Use
USDA Forest Service, Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District, Fernan Office, 2502 E. Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Local Contacts

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