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Mickinnick Trail

Eastern Washington


Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene
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7.0 miles, roundtrip


Gain: 2150 ft.
Highest Point: 4300 ft.


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This steep hike near Sandpoint has exceptional views and native plant life. The trail gets its unique name from Mick and Nicky Pleass and the native Kinnickinnick plant that grows along the trail. Nicky Pleass donated 160 acres of land to the U.S. Forest Service in memory of her late husband, Nicky, in 1997.

Make your way past meadows, around massive rocky outcroppings and beneath towering old growth timber to marvelous views. See Lake Pend Oreille and the Pend Oreille River, the city of Sandpoint and even the Cabinet Mountains from the Mickinnick Trail.


Mickinnick Trail

Map & Directions

Co-ordinates: 48.3108, -116.5684 Open map in new window


Eastern Washington -- Spokane Area/Coeur d'Alene

Mickinnick Trail (#13)

Idaho Panhandle National Forest

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Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hike! Spokane Coeur d’Alene & Sandpoint (Blair - Sasquatch Books

USGS Sandpoint

U.S. Forest Service Map of Mickinnick Trail #13:

Getting There

From Highway 2, head east towards Sandpoint. Take a left at Division Street by the “Little’s Tire Pros,” then continue about a mile and a half until you reach Baldy Mt Rd. Take a left at Baldy Mt Rd, and after about 0.2 mile, take a right at the Railroad Crossing onto G N Road. Continue for about 1.3 miles then take a left onto Woodline Drive over another Railroad Crossing. After a little under half a mile, the trailhead will be on the left.

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