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Blue Creek Bay Trail (Blue Trail)

Intermediate
 4.2 (6)

A nice shaded trail system perfect for a hot summer day.


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Point to Point

2,808' 856 m

High

2,144' 654 m

Low

666' 203 m

Up

162' 49 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Blue Creek Bay Recreation Site is located six miles east of Coeur d'Alene in the Wallace Forest Conservation Area. There is a picnic area and non-motorized boat launch at the trailhead.

The trails starts fairly level for the first 3/4 of a mile. Be ready for a steep climb after crossing E. Yellowstone Trail just before the mile mark. This is the steepest section of the trail - after this, the climb continues more gradually. At about 1.5 miles, you'll come to an intersection for the loop portion of the trail - you can go either left or right and will continue to climb to the high point of the hike at about 2 miles. From here enjoy a nice downhill cruise back to the junction and head back down to the trailhead the way you came.

Flora & Fauna

Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, grand fir, western larch, western white pine, western redcedar, and western hemlock. Wild turkeys, whitetail deer, coyotes, bears, meadowlarks, and woodpeckers.

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Shared By:

Dave Dutro

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  4.2 from 6 votes

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Finished with the hard climb, have a seat.
Feb 25, 2016 near Coeur d…, ID
Picnic, parking, and swimming area.
Feb 25, 2016 near Coeur d…, ID
Start of the trail.
Feb 25, 2016 near Coeur d…, ID
The climbing starts.
Feb 25, 2016 near Coeur d…, ID
Nice open spaces.
Feb 25, 2016 near Coeur d…, ID
Blue Creek trail destroyed
Oct 12, 2019 near Coeur d…, ID

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May 18, 2021
Ross Sauter
Jan 2, 2020
H Edelen
Jul 27, 2019
Brandon Reardon
Aug 4, 2018
Jay Prickett
Lovely hike. 3mi — 1h 30m
Feb 9, 2018
Jessica Gutierrez
Didn’t do it all, just came to check it out real quick cause I was in the area; wasn’t wearing the appropriate attire but I’ll be back
Sep 27, 2017
Tara Pratt
Sep 1, 2016
Phillip Lakaschus
Quiet trail today for a fall day nice and cool today! Awesome trail! 2.4mi — 2h 24m