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Our Favorite Hiking Trails in Priest Lake

Hiking through the Selkirk Mountains is always a must-do when visiting. Endless amounts of greenery and wildlife surround you, and it’s all waiting for you in the many hiking trails within the rock formations. Discover our favorite hiking trails in Priest Lake for your next Idaho getaway.

Kalispell Island Trail

Looking for a hiking adventure after taking the boat on Priest Lake? We know a perfect spot for lacing up the hiking boots and exploring a unique area of the lake. The Kalispell Island trail is surrounded by great views of Priest Lake and the Selkirk Crest and just south of Elkins Resort. The 2.5-mile loop trail is open from Memorial Day to late October, perfect for a hiking adventure during the summer.

Lakeview Mountain Trail

Lakeview Mountain Trail is famous for the scenic views of Priest Lake and the vast types of trees that grow along the trail the further you hike it. It starts as an easy hike, with the entrance very close to Elkins Resort. The hike is 5.5 miles long and progresses into a more difficult trail as the elevation heightens and grows steeper.

Roosevelt Cedar Grove Trail

Dedicated to President Theodore Roosevelt, the Roosevelt Cedar Grove Trail is a scenic area north of Nordman. There are picnic tables lining the trail, perfect for taking in the sights of the grand 150ft tall cedar trees while you have a snack or lunch. The trail is a mile-long loop that has access to the lower Granite Falls.

Upper Priest Lake Trail

Located 8 miles north of Elkins Resort, Upper Priest Lake Trail is an easy and calm hike through wooded areas and the Priest Lake shoreline. It’s a six-mile hike with not too much elevation gain. You’ll be able to see Ruby Creek the further you travel down the trail, along with sights of the decaying Coolin’s Cabin and beautiful wildflowers in the surrounding greenery.

Book Your Summer Cabin at Elkins Resort

Spend your summer at Priest Lake with a stay at Elkins Resort. Whether you are looking for a romantic couple’s retreat or space for a large family vacation, our Priest Lake cabins are just what you’ve been looking for. Choose from 30 cedar cabins, ranging in size from studios to six bedrooms, each featuring the comforts of modern amenities and beautiful views of Northern Idaho. So, what are you waiting for? Book your summer vacation with Elkins Resort today!