The English Point Trails in the Coeur d'Alene Mountains are a furrific loop system where you and your special pal can exercise together. There's a gentle incline on this natural-surface pathway. As you wander through a section of the Panhandle National Forest out here, you may forget that you're close to the city. The route is open year-round and has no posted hours. There are restrooms by the parking lot.
There are two main loops in the English Point Recreation Area. The 1.6-mile Red Loop heads east of the trailhead and the 3.4-mile Yellow Loop heads to the west. When you take the Red Trail, you'll follow a broad path near Lake Hayden. Part of the route is over a boardwalk that goes through some swampland. Look for the Canfield Mountain Range when you reach the southern end of the loop. Along the way, you'll some find benches and a viewing platform. The Yellow Trail starts across the road from the parking lot. This passageway is multi-use, and you can expect to see mountain bikers and horseback riders out here. It tends to be muddy in spring and fall. On this pathway, you'll walk through woods, past a few clearings, over several bridges, and around a small pond.
This delightful stroll through the woods is a wonderful way for you and your furry friend to bond. You'll need to keep your pup on a leash. Remember to bring water for you and your pooch. Collect and pack out any waste to help preserve the area.
Get out of town for a while with your four-footed friend and go hiking on the English Point Trails. There are spots along the loops where you can relax on a bench or have a picnic together. Enjoy the beautiful vegetation and wildflowers. The gentle slopes on these loops make it a pawtastic place to come with the whole family.