Right in the center of downtown Coeur d'Alene, on 135 acres of property owned by the city, you will find 2.2 miles of trails to hike year round..."Tubbs Hill". The hill was dedicated to the people forever in 1969. Talk about accessible...it doesn't get much handier than this! Any time of day is the right time to take this hike. The trail head is well marked and is located by the Third Street Boat Launch in downtown Coeur d'Alene. It is an easy walk, and there are many places on the trail to stop, rest and enjoy the views. Imagine...you can start out your morning with a fabulous walk on the hill, have lunch downtown, shop on Sherman and never have to move your car. The parking area is free for the 1st 2 hours and 1.00 each hour thereafter.
Our guests on vacation here often ask if there is a hiking area that can be climbed after breakfast to work off the calories....Tubbs Hill is not only close, it is beautiful!
The views are what it is all about, and this hike will provide you with vistas of the lake that will make you pinch yourself and ask if you may have glimpsed a bit of heaven. The hill is a awash with color from the wildflowers in the Spring, and the Douglas Fir and Ponderosa Pines keep the trails cool in the summer. You may catch a glimpse of some of our North Idaho wildlife too.....deer, elk, moose, wild turkey and quail. You might consider a summer evening hike....you won't want to miss the sunsets.
Things To Consider:
- Take along a bottle of water
- Hiking shoes are a good idea
- Parking is free in the downtown parking area for the first 2 hours
- Take a camera
- Allow extra time to soak up the views
- For more information visit http://www.thewhistler.com/tubbshill/history