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Time for some Winter fun!

Hold on to your sleds … it’s time to celebrate all things snowy and bright during the Sandpoint Winter Carnival, coming to town Feb. 14-23 with non-stop events both in town and on the mountain. First week highlights include the Parade of Lights Friday, Feb. 14, featuring zany floats through downtown, plus there’s Schweitzer’s Let It Glow! Night Parade and Fireworks, Sunday, Feb. 16.

And there’s much more coming up second week, including the Weird & Wonderful Pub Crawl on Saturday, Feb. 22, and what may be the all-time favorite carnival event, the K9 Keg Pull at Eichardt’s Pub on Sunday, Feb. 23. Check out the entire schedule on the event’s official website: SandpointWinterCarnival.com.

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Gold Hill Trail

Sandpoint view from Gold HillThe 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 on whether you hike or ride it up or down, or as most do, both ways.

If you are ready to enjoy all the adventure and scenic outdoor recreation that the Sandpoint, Idaho area offers, this is one trail that you don’t want to miss hiking or biking on when you head out looking for things to do in Sandpoint.

The trail leads through a forested setting to panoramic northwest-facing views of the Sandpoint across Lake Pend Oreille with the 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.

This is mountain hiking and biking at it’s best in the Pacific Northwest!

Get the trail map and details for Forest Service Gold Hill Trail No. 3.

5000 Bottle Bay Road, Sagle Idaho