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.
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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."
--Fred Barstad, Best Easy Day Hikes: Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-2nd Edition (Falcon Guides).
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