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Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail, Idaho
Length 3.3 mi (5.3 km)
Location Kootenai County, Idaho, United States
Designation National Recreation Trail
Use Hiking, Outdoor education
Elevation change 600 ft (180 m)
Highest point Summit of Mineral Ridge, 2,400 ft (730 m)
Lowest point Parking lot of the trail
Hiking details
Trail difficulty Trail grade is an average of 8%, with a 15% maximum
Season Year round access
Sights Beauty Bay on Lake Coeur d'Alene

Mineral Ridge National Recreation Trail is a backcountry hiking area near Lake Coeur d'Alene in Kootenai County, Idaho, United States. It is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Construction began on the trail in 1963 and the area was designated as a National Recreation Trail in 1982. There is a self-guided interpretive tour along the 3.3-mile (5.3 km) trail.


The two main types of trees along the trail are Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir.

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