Gold Hill Trail
The Gold Hill Trail is one of the most popular for local hikers and mountain bikers, a 3.7-mile track that can be moderate or strenuous – depending whether you hike or ride it up or down, or as most do, both ways. The trail leads through a forested setting to panoramic northwest-facing views of the Sandpoint across Lake Pend Oreille with Selkirk Mountains behind. Most hikers start at the trailhead on Bottle Bay Road, about 8 miles south of Sandpoint; navigate to the trailhead parking by the Google map. Many bikers start at the trailhead for the uphill singletrack, but by adding in some miles on paved and gravel backroads you can make it a day and include the trail as an approximately 28-mile loop right from Sandpoint itself via the Long Bridge bike and pedestrian route. Get trail map and details for Forest Service Gold Hill Trail No. 3.