Caribou Ridge

Idaho Panhandle National Forests, Idaho

Elevation Gain3,501ft
Trailhead Elevation2,171ft
Elevation Min/Max2137/4417ft
Elevation Start/End2171/2171ft

Caribou Ridge

Caribou Ridge is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Kootenai County, Idaho. It is within Idaho Panhandle National Forests. It is 4.9 miles long and begins at 2,171 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 10.0 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,501 feet. This trail connects with the following: Trail 258 and Trail 227.

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Best Easy Day Hikes: Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-2nd Edition (Falcon Guides)
Fred Barstad
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"This fairly strenuous climb up Caribou Ridge passes several viewpoints. As you climb, you travel through a widely diverse mixed conifer forest, maybe flushing out a grouse along the way. The lower 2.6 miles of this trail is generally rougher, rockier, narrower, and steeper than the upper 2 miles. There is some exposure in places, so children must be kept well under control. Water is only available at the Beauty Creek Campground and the Mount Coeur d’Alene Picnic Area and Trailhead. The Caribou Ridge Trail (Trail 79) heads south across the grassy creek bottom as you leave the trailhead." Read more

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Trail Information

Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Nearby City
Idaho Panhandle National Forests
Additional Use
USDA Forest Service, Coeur d’Alene River Ranger District, Fernan Office, 2502 East Sherman Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814; (208) 664-2318
Local Contacts
The Coeur d’Alene Mountain USGS quad covers the area
Local Maps

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Dec 2018