North Idaho: Snow Lake Hike

August 31, 2014-August 31, 2014

Distance: 8 miles round-trip Difficulty: Moderate -4380 ft to 5700 ft for about 1,320 feet of elevation gain Family Friendly: Kids 10 and older with significant hiking experience Hike Description: If you like huckleberries, plan for this trip! Hikers inspired by the power of nature can see the impact of an avalanche that filled about 20% of the lake with timber and debris in the spring of 2012. Trail 185 to Snow Lake isn’t as romantic as some paths in the rugged mountain range that stretches north from Spokane Valley into British Columbia. The route runs wide over an old road bed for about four miles before narrowing to a single track for the last mile. The wide route up Snow Creek, which crosses or parallels numerous creeks and drainage ditches, keeps your motor running cool even on a hot summer day. The trail is mostly soft dirt, which is relatively easy on your feet. Bonners Ferry Ranger District trail crews designed the numerous creek crossings with hikers in mind. Virtually all of them have boulders placed so perfectly that a hiker barely needs to break a good stride to zip over the streams. - See more at:

8 a.m.-5 p.m.
P.O. Box 2308, Sandpoint
(208) 265-9565
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