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Forest trail with open sections revealing nice views of the surrounding area.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Point to Point

2,899' 884 m

High

2,784' 849 m

Low

153' 47 m

Up

139' 42 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

To get to the parking area from State Highway 53, at Rathdrum:
- Turn north on McCartney St.
- Then go right onto Oneida St.
- Then go left onto Reservoir Rd.
- And finally go left onto Barrett Dr. that ends at the parking area.

Description

From the parking area, hike Stormking Parkway for 0.65 miles to find Timber Ridge Lane at a well marked trail junction. Go left/west in this open area, onto Timber Ridge Lane. Timber Ridge Lane passes through dense forest stretches and more open stretches with views, near and far, of the surrounding area.

Timber Ridge Lane starts off along a forested hillside that rises to the right/north. To the left are good views of the nearby forested hills, as the hillside here drops away from the trail. Climbing gradually for the first 0.3 miles, the trail then levels off and descends slightly in the dense lush forest, to reach Westwood Loop NE and Spring Creek at the 0.5 mile mark.

The trail then veers left/south in the pretty forest for a short ways, and then right at 0.6 mile mark. Almost immediately, at the 0.7 mile mark, another small creek is passed as the trail turns left. After this turn, watch closely for the unmarked trail junction with Timber Ridge Court. It comes at a slight bend to the right in the obvious trail ahead which is Timber Ridge Court, not Timber Ridge Lane. Timber Ridge Lane goes straight ahead here on a faint trail in the tall grass.

Heading through the tall grass, Timber Ridge Lane soon becomes obvious. For the rest of its journey, it's on a fairly open hillside that rises to the right and drops off to the left. Still a forest trail, with the sharp drop off to the left, the views open up. Nearby, the town of Rathdrum can be seen below amid the farms in the flat valley. Forested mountains are in the distance.

Timber Ridge Lane then ends at the park boundary with private property on the other side, after a total of 1.1 miles.

Flora & Fauna

Deer live here. Pretty, mixed conifer forest with dense undergrowth.

Contacts

Land Manager: City of Rathdrum, ID

Shared By:

Joan Pendleton

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Photos

Some fall color amid the dark green conifers along the Rathdrum Mountain trails.
Oct 1, 2023 near Rathdrum, ID
Deep fresh snow along Timber Ridge Lane.  Good thing others have broken trail before us.
Jan 18, 2024 near Rathdrum, ID
The trail winds through the dark green conifers as the leaves turn bright yellow, in the fall on Rathdrum Mountain.
Oct 1, 2023 near Rathdrum, ID
The dense mixed forest, typical of Rathdrum Mountain trails.
Oct 1, 2023 near Rathdrum, ID
Farms in the valley below with a backdrop of distant, forested mountains.
Oct 1, 2023 near Rathdrum, ID
Snowberry. A common bush in northern Idaho, with its striking white berries in autumn.
Oct 1, 2023 near Rathdrum, ID

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