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Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail

Humbird Park

Idaho Panhandle, Idaho

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Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail

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  • Map at the trailhead for Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail. - Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
  • Lake Pend d'Oreille near Sandpoint, Idaho.- Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
  • The Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail.- Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
  • Lake Pend d'Oreille in northern Idaho.- Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
  • Creative graffiti along the Pend d'Oreille Trail. - Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
  • There are a few benches and a table along to trail to sit and enjoy the view of the lake. - Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
  • The "cairn of thanks" stacked next to the trail. - Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
  • The Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail. - Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
  • Late fall leaves covering the trail. - Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
  • Lake Pend Oreille looking back toward the town of Sandpoint.- Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
  • The current end of the trail and turn-around spot. - Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
  • Signs educate visitors about the area.- Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy hike. Good views of the lake. Beach access.
Cons: 
Limited parking at trailhead.
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Region:
Idaho Panhandle, ID
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Highest point: 
2,100.00 ft (640.08 m)
Net Elevation Gain: 
35.00 ft (10.67 m)
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
None
Permit required: 
No
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Suitable for:
Biking, Hiking
Total Distance: 
3.00 mi (4.83 km)
Total elevation gain: 
35.00 ft (10.67 m)
Trail type: 
There-and-back
Trailhead Elevation: 
2,100.00 ft (640.08 m)
Typically multi-day: 
No
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail is a flat, easy out-and-back walking path along the edge of Lake Pend Oreille just north of City Beach in Sandpoint, Idaho. It’s perfect for walking, running, or biking, and even snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter. This trail also provides waterfront access for people (and dogs) to enjoy the lake. Currently the trail ends after 1.5 miles, where private property begins. Future plans are to connect the trail to the other small communities along the lake and make it closer to 3 miles in length. More information about the goals of the trail can be found on the Friends of the Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail website.

A portible toilet is located at the trailhead. The parking area at the trailhead is limited to about 10 cars, but additional parking can be found at City Beach parking area. From there, head north past the resort and condos along Sandpoint Avenue, and the trailhead will be at the end of the road.

Caution: Some areas of the lakeshore were part of the former Panhandle Smelting and Refining Company and contain heavy metals such as lead. It’s best to avoid the soils near the private property turnaround spot.

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