Gold Hill Trailhead #3


This trail is popular with hikers and mountain bikers. Located close to town and not too steep, this trail is a nice hike for the entire family. Panoramic views of Sandpoint, Lake Pend Oreille and the Selkirk Mountains are offered all along the route, but the best views are near the top. Visitors will enjoy various forest settings for the entire length of the trail. Don't forget the camera, there are excellent views from this trail!

USGS Quad(s): Talache
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At a Glance

Usage: Heavy
Restrictions: Closed to all motorized vehicles yearlong.
Closest Towns: Sandpoint, Idaho

General Information


From Sandpoint, take Hwy. 95 south 2 miles to Bottle Bay Road; turn left onto Bottle Bay Road and go 4.8 miles to the trailhead located on the right.

Access to upper trailhead: Take Hwy. 95 south 6 miles to Sagle Road; turn left onto Sagle Road and go 6 miles to Contest Mtn. Road 2642 (located on the left at the hairpin turn); turn left onto Road 2642 and go 6 miles to the trailhead.

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  Area/Length : 
3.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
2200 feet - 3400 feet