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Recommended Routes in Kaniksu National Forest - 2

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Favorite Mountains far into the distance. Lake Pend Oreille (upper center) is also below in the distance. Looking southwest from high on Mt. Pend Oreille.
Intermediate Intermediate

Mount Pend Oreille Out-and-Back

7.0 mi 11.3 km 1,493' Up 455.13 m Up 1,491' Down 454.35 m Down

Ponderay, ID
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Favorite View from the peak.
Difficult Difficult

Moose Mountain Loop

8.4 mi 13.5 km 1,844' Up 562.06 m Up 1,846' Down 562.64 m Down

Ponderay, ID
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Kaniksu National Forest Hiking

  • 48 Miles 77 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 10 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 5 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Kaniksu National Forest - 14

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11.0 mi 17.8 km #1Pend Oreille Divide Trail #67
Intermediate Intermediate
Ponderay, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
Ponderay, ID
0.4 mi 0.7 km #2Mount Pend Oreille Summit Spur
Intermediate Intermediate
Ponderay, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
Ponderay, ID
4.1 mi 6.7 km #3Scotchman Peak #65
Difficult Difficult
Sandpoint, ID
Difficult Difficult
Sandpoint, ID
3.3 mi 5.2 km #4Delyle Ridge
Intermediate Intermediate
Sandpoint, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
Sandpoint, ID
1.8 mi 2.8 km #5Moose Lake #237
Intermediate Intermediate
Ponderay, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
Ponderay, ID
2.8 mi 4.5 km #6Blacktail Lake #24
Intermediate Intermediate
Ponderay, ID
Intermediate Intermediate
Ponderay, ID
1.5 mi 2.5 km #7Grouse Lake Trail #423
Intermediate Intermediate
Libby, MT
Intermediate Intermediate
Libby, MT
2.5 mi 4.1 km #8Moose Mountain #213
Difficult Difficult
Ponderay, ID
Difficult Difficult
Ponderay, ID
10.6 mi 17.0 km #9Spruce Lake Trail #604
Intermediate Intermediate
Libby, MT
Intermediate Intermediate
Libby, MT
1.9 mi 3.0 km #10Troy Walking Path Trail #157
Difficult Difficult
Libby, MT
Difficult Difficult
Libby, MT
3.5 mi 5.7 km #11Goat Creek Trail #152
Intermediate Intermediate
Libby, MT
Intermediate Intermediate
Libby, MT
2.4 mi 3.9 km #12Goat Mountain Trail #148
Difficult Difficult
Libby, MT
Difficult Difficult
Libby, MT
2.0 mi 3.2 km #13Callahan Historic Trail #153
Intermediate Intermediate
Libby, MT
Intermediate Intermediate
Libby, MT

Photos of Kaniksu National Forest - 25

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View from the peak.
Jul 10, 2019 near Ponderay, ID
Mountain goat on summit of Scotchman Peak.
Sep 8, 2019 near Sandpoint, ID
Mountains far into the distance. Lake Pend Oreille (upper center) is also below in the distance. Looking southwest from high on Mt. Pend Oreille.
Oct 15, 2023 near Ponderay, ID
Mount Pend Oreille summit block with scary cliffs on its north side. More of the Cabinet Mountains can be seen in the distance to the east.
Oct 15, 2023 near Ponderay, ID
Heading out on Pend Oreille Divide Trail, high on a ridge, mounain views to the northeast give a hint of what's to come.
Oct 15, 2023 near Ponderay, ID
Nearby, imposing unnamed peak along the ridge to the north. The trail skirts around the west/left side of its summit.
Oct 15, 2023 near Ponderay, ID
Near the ridge top, heading north on Pend Oreille Divide Trail, the views of forested hills and valleys to the west are awe inspiring. In the far distance where the clouds meet the sky, are Idaho's Selkirk Mountains.
Oct 15, 2023 near Ponderay, ID
Pend Oreille Divide Trail goes through the pretty, thinly fir forested and grassy slopes of the high ridge of this divide.
Oct 15, 2023 near Ponderay, ID

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