Location: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Difficulty: Easy; 2.4 mile Moderately trafficked loop
Services: Parking, water fountains, bathrooms, and garbage cans at both trail heads
Trail Notes: Dogs are allowed if they are leashed
Tubbs Hill is a moderately trafficked, easy loop trail with a moderate elevation change located in downtown Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and on beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene. Tubbs Hill is a spectacular hike and a must if you are visiting Coeur d’Alene. The hill itself is comprised of 120 acres of publicly owned land, all dedicated to use by citizens and visitors. The views of the lake combined with the lush forests and rocky terrain of the hill make it feel as if you were in a remote location- not downtown Coeur d’Alene.
There are two trail heads on the hill, the main trail head is located at the south end of 3rd Street while the other is at the south end of 10th Street. At both there are bathrooms, water fountains, garbage cans, and ample parking. The first ¼ mile of the hike, on both ends, will take you uphill immediately. After this you will roughly stay at the same elevation for the reminder of the hike. This hike will not fall short of expectations, the views of the lake are absolutely spectacular.
This trail is spectacular in all four seasons and never fails to amaze. The views are unbeatable and like no other. We love the diversity of this trail and how easily accessible it is. As you can see on the trail map, there are multiple trails you can take throughout Tubbs Hill. The Main Trail, however, is our favorite! If you are interested in doing more than just hiking, Tubbs Hill also offers a fantastic opportunity to SUP, kayak, or canoe around! So if you are looking for a fun way to spend some time in Coeur d’Alene and see the lake in the meantime, then look no further than Tubbs Hill!
Directions: From I-90 take NW Boulevard south, continue as the road curves left and turns into Sherman Avenue. Turn right on Third Street. Ample parking is available in the McEuen parking lot. There is also a small parking lot and access to the east trail head at the south end of 10th Street.
Information: Friends of Tubbs Hill, www.tubbshill.org