• Date - 08/09/1998
  • Elevation - 5,635'
  • Route - North Slopes (Trail No. 14)
  • Miles - 4.0
  • Elevation Gain - 1,435'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Not Applicable


This was one of the few hikes I have done south of Sandpoint, Idaho.  Chilco Mountain is located northeast of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, approximately 30 miles, and it overlooks the valley where Silver Wood Theme Park is located.  The hike was only two miles one way, but I thought it was somewhat strenuous.  The trail was fairly well maintained but did contain deep ruts from what appeared to be dirt bikes.  Anyway, I made it to the top where a old lookout tower once stood.  To the south you could see South Chilco Mountain, and to the north the southern tip of Lake Pend Oreille was in view.


Views from the Chilco Mountain Summit.

Lake Pend Oreille