210 S 3rd Street
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814
Tubbs Hill Description
A true piece of urban wilderness Tubbs Hill is a 135-acre natural area with excellent hiking for all abilities; sandy beaches for swimming and sunning; and shaded, rocky spots in which to simply sit and enjoy the view. A two-mile interpretive trail takes hikers along an easy stroll of the park's perimeter. Also, during the summer you will almost always see locals jumping off the rocks into the water at several spots along the trail ... its a great way to cool off on a warm day, so don't be afraid to follow their example.
Babies: The hiking trails are well-worn dirt and some are rocky, so leave the stroller at home for younger kids.
Toddlers & Pre-K: If their little legs can handle it, there's plenty of incentive to make it to marker 18, about 1.5 miles into the trail: A suspended bridge.
Pre-Teens & Teens: Look for the rope swing at trail marker No. 5 — a great way for older kids to cool off while hiking.
- Take a hike. The self-guided walk follows the "loop trail" markers and begins at the trailhead located at the south end of the parking lot between McEuen Park and the Coeur d'Alene Resort (Third and Front Street).
- Facility free. There's virtually nothing in the way of facilities in the park, so bring along snacks and drinks, and make a potty stop before setting out.
- On the trail. If the family plans on hiking and swimming, remember to pack as light as possible, as the hike back to the parking lot from the swimming beaches can be close to a mile if not longer.
Just the Facts
Hours: The park is open daily during daylight hours.
Recommended Time: 1 - 2 hours