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Tubbs Hill - Coeur d'Alene, ID

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Difficulty 2 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Loop 5 miles
Trailhead Elevation 2,138 feet
Elevation Gain 500 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 2 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 7.5
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9  2010-07-02 JimmyLyding
Author JimmyLyding
author avatar Guides 109
Routes 335
Photos 4,221
Trips 568 map ( 3,575 miles )
Age 45 Male Gender
Location Walnut Creek, CA
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Sun  7:03am - 6:03pm
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Quick hike in Coeur d'Alene
by JimmyLyding

Likely In-Season!
The Tubbs Hill Nature Park is within the city limits of Coeur d'Alene, and occupies a small peninsula that juts out into Lake Coeur d'Alene. There is a loop trail that follows the entire perimeter of the peninsula and another trail that connects two portions of the loop via the top of Tubbs Hill.


The loop trail around the perimeter of the peninsula is basically flat and very popular with Coeur d'Alene residents and visitors to the large Coeur d'Alene resort which is on the west side of the trailhead parking lot. The loop trail is popular with both joggers and people just out for a stroll. This is a popular spot for bird watchers, and bald eagles are frequently seen in the winter. There are outstanding views of Lake Coeur d'Alene in addition to a nice northern Idaho example of Columbian forest. Wildflowers are abundant.

The trail that goes over the summit starts very close to the trailhead only a few yards in the counterclockwise direction. Both portions of this trail are fairly steep, but it is only a short distance to the summit. Think of the loop trail as a clock with the trailhead sitting at 11 o'clock. The summit trail starts here and re-connects with the loop trail at roughly 4 o'clock.

There are numerous spur trails on the way to the summit, but just stay on the obviously most-used portion and you'll be fine. There aren't really any notarle views from the summit, but the lakeside loop more than makes up for it.

Be aware that the noxious invasive knapweed plant is in the area, and you most certainly don't want to touch it.

The loop totals about 3 miles and the summit trail about 1.5 miles.

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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Take North 1st Street south from Sherman (the main drag through downtown Coeur d'Alene) about 50 feet and go east on North Idaho Centennial Trail. The trailhead parking area is a large lot that also serves boaters and the Mae McEuen Playfield. Parking is free for the first 2 hours, but $2/hour thereafter.
    page created by JimmyLyding on Jul 14 2010 11:10 pm
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