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We hope to see you … pretty soon!

While our entire country grapples with the coronavirus, we wish to extend our deep thanks and best wishes to the friends and visitors that each year bring their exuberance and vibrancy to our magnificent part of Idaho.

Want to help out Sandpoint’s retailers and restaurants in this tough time? Our Operation Support Local invites you to book now for future trips, buy certificates and engage our Visit Sandpoint members online. And when the time comes again to travel and explore, remember our restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues and magnificent outdoors await to welcome you.

Meantime… please click around our website. Or, check our 2020 Visitor Guide. We look forward to good times together this summer!

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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