Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
Tubbs Hill Nature Trails
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Offering a taste of the wilderness in downtown Coeur d'Alene, this self-guided two-mile trail loop has historical points along the way as well as several great viewing areas.
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eli b
cologne68 contributions
I cannot imagine any place in Coeur d'Alene being any prettier than this, correct me if I'm wrong. This mountain (it's 2500 feet, it's a mountain - I live at sea level) was surrounded by the lake, with amazing views, the water changing color depending on what direction you look. The trail is glittering with mica - the entire trail underfoot sparkling like diamonds. I wonder if during a full moon it does that. We went off trail to find some geocaches and discovered a natural cave made from fallen granite boulders. A deer ran right past me, very large. Trail workers were building new trail and were quite friendly. We ate lunch sitting on their back hoe trailer. The ponderosa pines towered above us on the cliffs, it was amazing. Also, the people are so friendly in Idaho I couldn't believe it. One lady offered to take our photo at the summit and another person arrived and asked if he could photograph all 3 of us and I said, "She's a stranger!" Another lady let me touch her shirt when I asked what material it was made of (a baja shirt). Some of the hikers were typically loud Americans (I live in Germany) and we ran into a mother and her two kids geocaching and they asked us if we were geocaching too and we said yes and we all had a great time looking together. What friendly people live in Idaho! What a beautiful lake, with crystal clear water.
Written April 12, 2022
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topfan
Grand Haven, MI1,719 contributions
Couples
This is only about a 2 mile hike around the perimeter, but if you’re not accustomed to the altitude it will offer enough of a mild workout, particularly if you take one of the trails to the summit. This is a very close to town hike that shouldn’t be missed. We extended our distance to about 3 1/2 miles by doing so and wish we’d taken out trekking poles for the climb. The scenery is very nice, and we recommend parking and starting at the less busy east side park.
Written September 18, 2022
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Kevin
Aurora, CO4 contributions
Friends
This easy to moderate trail is a must-do while in CDA. There are beautiful, panoramic views of the lake for 75% of the hike with plenty of places to stop and admire the views or even get in the water. While we didn’t do it, you can jump off of “cliffs” of varying heights up to 15 feet above the water. Great for kids and dogs. There are parts you have to scramble on rocks so might not be great for elderly.
Written July 5, 2021
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Papadoc529
Birmingham, AL276 contributions
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Tubbs Hill is a trail located along side the lake just steps from downtown in Coeur d’Alene. Trail shoes are recommended as there are areas where you will be going over irregular rocks and loose rocks. It is easy-moderate depending upon whether or not you go to the summit. Footing may be a little tricky if you are not wearing hiking shoes. Views of town and of the lake are exceptional and there are several opportunities for photographs. There is also an area with access to a beach. Take water with you because once you leave the park, there is none. Restrooms are available in the park near the entrance to the trail.
Written September 17, 2021
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Ninette B
Rigby, ID276 contributions
This is a beautiful hike. We saw a deer, many birds, chipmunks and much more. It is not strenuous if you pace yourself. There were lots of people on the trails, but room for all to enjoy the views and nature in the middle of a big city. I am so glad we went. Early morning is prime time. Parking is free.
Written July 5, 2020
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Stay770501
4 contributions
Enjoyed a mid afternoon mini hike along the main loop trail. People around, but not over crowded. Rocky, gravelly path with lots of ups and downs and plenty of picturesque views through the pines across the lake meant it was more of a trail hike than a walk.
Written June 28, 2020
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Benjamin R
Rexburg, ID656 contributions
The Tubs hill area has loads of trails, along the lake shore and up the hill for views of the lake and city. It is very close to the CDA Resort, downtown food places, and parking, yet afforded us a quick escape into a forested and beautiful walk. There are plenty of trails and beautiful views to enjoy.
Written March 7, 2020
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Gin L
Idaho156 contributions
First time hiking here and we were on a bit of a time schedule - we took the main loop around the lake. Even tho' the temps were in the hi 30's when we started, the sun eventually came out; and the views are spectacular. Next time we'll take the summit trail. Highly recommend for an easy to moderate hike with spectacular views.
Written October 23, 2020
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MandyJ
14 contributions
Couples
Beautiful scenes along Coeur D Alene lake. We just walked along the outside of the trails (the main trail) but there was a summit trail as well. A nice beach spot if one was interested in swimming. Definitely not secluded, plenty of other hikers. Glad we made the trek!
Written August 23, 2021
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marianne b
Houston, TX19 contributions
During our 5 day stay in CDA, we visited this hill twice taking in several different trails. There are beautiful views along the way. Most trails are easy, while the one to the summit is a bit uphill yet still doable for all ages.
Written September 16, 2021
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