• Date - 08/08/1999
  • Elevation - < 7,000'
  • Route - Mineral Ridge Trail
  • Miles - 3.3
  • Elevation Gain - 620'
  • ACME Mapper - Link
  • CalTopo - Link
  • Partners - Rebecca Just, Taylor Just


Mineral Ridge is located just east of Coeur D' Alene, Idaho, across the Wolf Lodge Bay of Lake Coeur D' Alene.  Becky, Taylor, and myself thought that hiking would be a good way to spend our Sunday afternoon.  This trail is heavily used and very well maintained with resting benches at several locations.  The trailhead is situated in Beauty Bay and has lots of parking.  The trail slowly switchbacks up to a lookout vista called Caribou Cabin.  From here, you hike the ridge catching glimpses of the lake and interstate across the bay.  After you reach the Silvertip Viewpoint at the end end of the ridge, the trail drops sharply back down to the parking area.  This was an excellent family hike that is neither difficult nor long.


Lake Coeur d'Alene

Rebecca and Taylor

Just Family

Caribou Cabin