Hike North Idaho

Copper Falls

April 12, 2016

Directions to trail-head:

Head north on Hwy 95 from Bonners Ferry.At the top of the hill out of Bonners Ferry is 3 Mile. If you are hungry you should grab a bite to eat at Sharron's Country Store. The food is fantastic.

After the light at 3 mile, go about 25.5 miles on Hwy 95.

Immediately after crossing the Moyie River, turn right at Border Lane onto road #2517. The road begins paved and then changes to gravel.

The trail-head is 2.3 miles from turning onto #2517. You'll know you're there when you reach the forest service outhouse.

Trail-head information will be on the left.

Parking/turn around area.

Picnic tables are available below the road.

The Trail:

The trail into Copper Falls is mild and well maintained. It was an easy outing for our 3 and 6 year old children to hike. The hike left them ready for more waterfall hunting when we were finished. There are some areas of steep drop offs next to the trail and at the overlook to the falls, so keep little ones close by. Begin at the trail sign and head up hill and into the trees. There is a sign in area, however there was no paperwork available when we were there. Follow the signs up hill to the Falls Overlook. It is an easy .3 miles to the overlook of Copper Falls. For and added stroll through the trees, take the Loop Trail down the hill to the floor of the ravine. The Loop Trail crosses the creek through large mature timber before climbing back up the hill and returning to the trail head.

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