Chilco Mountain Trail

photo: Summit of South Chilco. Photo courtesy of

Length: 6.40 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: CDA National Forest, Fernan RD, approx.. 30 miles from Coeur d'Alene.
State(s): Idaho
Counties: Bonner, Kootenai
Longitude: -116.51336
Latitude: 47.9057

Driving Directions

From Coeur d'Alene, drive north on US 95 approximately 15 miles to Bunco Road (in front of Silverwood Theme Park), turn right onto Bunco Road. This road turns left (continues straight as Nunn Road, take the left), then curves right. Continue on Forest Road 209 (dirt, good quality but some washboarding) for 6.8 miles. Don't turn off of this road onto the many dead-end logging roads. The trail begins at the signed junction between Forest Road #332 and Forest Road #385. Parking is on the left.


Chilco Trail #14 provides access to two of the highest summits on the Fernan Ranger District. There is no potable water, several good overnight camp sites at the top in the saddle between North and South Chilco Mountains. Great view of the Purcell Trench, Coeur d' Alene, Cabinet and Selkirk Mountain Ranges.

Additional Details

Width: 30 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 20%
Maximum Grade: 35%
Elevation Low Point: 4,320
Elevation High Point: 5,365
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Park Ranger:
USDA Forest Service
Fernan Ranger District
2502 E. Sherman
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 -5899
(208) 664-2318
[email protected]



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