The Coeur d’Alene Mountains are the northwestern-most part of the Bitterroot range of the Rocky Mountains. They extend from Coeur d’Alene eastwards into Montana and are bordered to the north and east by Lake Pend Oreille and the Clark Fork river. To the west they are bound by the Selkirk Mountains and to the south Lake Coeur d’Alene, the South Fork of the Coeur d’Alene river, and the St. Regis river. The mountains are named after the Coeur d’Alene tribe.
While not as spectacular as the surrounding mountains (particularly the Cabinets and Selkirks), the Coeur d’Alenes nevertheless offer a few scenic hikes in close proximitiy to Coeur d’Alene. Unfortunately, more than a century of intense logging and mining has led to a very dense network of forest service roads, clearly at the expense of hiking trails. Today’s web of dedicated hiking trails in fact is somewhat disjointed and shriveled.
The Coeur d’Alene Mountains in Idaho are largely unprotected, but the Montana side includes a few roadless areas. Ownership is mostly in public hands, administered by the Forest Service (Idaho Panhandle respectively Lolo National Forest) and the BLM.
Most of the peaks in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains top out around 6,000 feet.
|Bernard Peak||2.9||Moderate||17.7 m||3,156 ft||6:01 h||Out-and-back||Mountaintop|
|Blue Creek Bay Loop||2.0||Easy||6.1 m||972 ft||1:49 h||Lollipop||Lake, Meadow|
|Canfield Mountain East Flank||2.7||Moderate||9.5 m||1,952 ft||3:20 h||Loop||Mountaintop|
|Canfield Mountain North Side||2.8||Moderate||8.6 m||1,938 ft||2:35 h||Out-and-back||Mountaintop, Lake|
|Canfield Mountain South Flank||2.8||More Difficult||3.5 m||1,826 ft||1:22 h||Out-and-back||Mountaintop|
|Chilco Mountains||3.6||Moderate||11.0 m||2,843 ft||3:38 h||Out-and-back||Mountaintop, Meadow|
|Cougar Bay Loop||2.7||Moderate||3.3 m||557 ft||1:59 h||Loop||Lake|
|Eagle Hut Loop||2.5||Moderate||8.5 m||819 ft||2:57 h||Lollipop|
|East Canfield Butte Loop||2.2||Moderate||8.9 m||1,904 ft||3:48 h||Lollipop||Mountaintop|
|English Point Loop||2.0||Easy||5.1 m||227 ft||1:29 h||Loop|
|Farragut State Park Loop||3.0||Easy||13.2 m||593 ft||4:01 h||Loop||Lake|
|Fourth of July Groomed XC-Ski Loop||2.5||Easy||5.5 m||383 ft||1:28 h||Lollipop||Structure|
|Graham Mountain Loop||3.8||Moderate||16.9 m||4,034 ft||6:18 h||Loop||Mountaintop, Structure, Grove, Meadow|
|Heyburn State Park North Loop||3.5||Moderate||18.8 m||2,408 ft||6:23 h||Loop||Mountaintop, Lake, Grove, Meadow|
|Independence Creek to Faset Peak Loop||3.0||More Difficult||25.4 m||3,069 ft||8:17 h||Lollipop||Mountaintop, Riverwalk, Structure, Grove, Meadow|
|Jeanette’s Jaunt||2.2||Easy||7.1 m||641 ft||2:41 h||Lollipop|
|Killarney Mountain||2.7||Moderate||7.8 m||1,094 ft||2:31 h||Out-and-back||Mountaintop|
|Lost Creek – Trout Creek Loop||3.7||More Difficult||44.0 m||8,270 ft||19:03 h||Loop||Mountaintop, Lake|
|Marie Creek Loop||3.1||Moderate||14.3 m||2,096 ft||4:56 h||Lollipop||Grove, Meadow|
|Mineral Ridge Loop||3.2||Moderate||3.7 m||1,015 ft||1:08 h||Loop||Mountaintop|
|Mount Coeur d’Alene Loop||2.7||Moderate||18.7 m||3,885 ft||6:02 h||Lollipop||Mountaintop, Grove, Meadow|
|Schafer Peak via Green Monarch||3.6||More Difficult||9.4 m||2,408 ft||4:46 h||Out-and-back||Mountaintop|
|Tubbs Hill Loop||2.8||Easy||2.2 m||193 ft||0:37 h||Loop||Lake|
|Upper Independence Creek||3.1||Strenuous||18.6 m||1,909 ft||6:41 h||Lollipop||Riverwalk, Meadow|
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