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Blacktail Lake Trail #24, ID

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Difficulty 2.5 of 5
Route Finding 2 of 5
Distance Round Trip 6.9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 4,897 feet
Elevation Gain 869 feet
Accumulated Gain 1,234 feet
Avg Time Round Trip 4 hours
Kokopelli Seeds 13.07
Interest Perennial Creek
Backpack Yes
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25  2020-07-03
Moose Lake and Mountain Trail Loop
LindaAnn
Author LindaAnn
author avatar Guides 39
Routes 379
Photos 3,244
Trips 1,140 map ( 8,349 miles )
Age 40 Female Gender
Location Ahwatukee, AZ
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Preferred   Jul, Aug, Sep
Seasons   Summer to Late Summer
Sun  5:35am - 8:02pm
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Bridges of Bonner County
by LindaAnn

Likely In-Season!
From the Moose Lake trailhead, take Moose Lake Trail #237 a half-mile to the signed junction for Blacktail Lake Trail.


Turn right and head south. The trail winds its way up the north and west slopes of Moose Mtn. The elevation gain is steady but not steep, and the trail is easy to follow. Some vegetation encroaches on the trail, but none has thorns. Views to the north are pretty. All stream crossings have bridges, but the trail can be muddy in places.

At about 2.70 miles, you will reach a signed junction. Staying south (right) will continue to Blacktail Lake. Turning left will lead up to Moose Mtn if you are interested in a bigger day. As you head south, the trail will gradually lose elevation, and there are a few more long bridges that keep you above the water that may gather underneath.

The lake has several areas to camp around it, and you are surrounded by mountains on three sides, making for a very scenic setting. Enjoy the views, then retrace your steps back uphill to the junction, then either directly back to the trailhead as an out and back, or onto the Moose Mtn Loop for the long way back to the trailhead.

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2020-07-03 LindaAnn
    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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    High Clearance possible when dry

    To hike
    From Coeur d'Alene, take US-95 north to Sandpoint. At Sandpoint, take Hwy 200 East to Trestle Creek Rd. Turn left on Trestle Creek Rd, which turns into FS-275. Take FS-275 up to where it ends at FS-419. Turn left at FS-419 and take it another 3 miles to where it ends at Moose Lake trailhead.

    FS-275 is car friendly. FS-419, especially the last 2 miles of it, is medium clearance. There are places to park alongside the road if you wanted to walk the last 2 miles to the trailhead.

    Searching "Moose Lake" in google maps also provides the same directions.
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