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    Graham and Coal Creek Loop Hike

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    19.0 km
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    791 m
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    The Graham and Coal Creek Loop is worth adding to your Idaho Panhandle National Forest hiking itinerary. This scenic circuit explores subalpine forests abundant with huckleberry bushes, lush pine groves, and several peaceful creeks.

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    Route Description for Graham and Coal Creek Loop Hike

    Immerse yourself in the wilderness and marvel at Idaho’s diversity of flora and fauna as you hike the Graham and Coal Creek Loop Hike. While this route demands some effort, the incredible scenery negates the sweat. Note that this route is shared with dirt bikers, so you may enjoy, or not enjoy, some company. Additionally, this circuit requires some road walking. Those who do not want to wander along the roadside are encouraged to arrange for a shuttle.

    While you can complete this loop from either direction, we departed from the Coal Creek Trailhead and began our roadside walk, heading eastwardly. After some hiking, you will reach the Graham Creek Trailhead, turn right here and begin your hike into the wilderness along the Graham Creek Trail #33. Now traveling southwardly, you will climb through the forested canyon of the peaceful creek, admiring the scene of the small cascades that adorn the creek. When you eventually reach an intersection, keep right, and you will be diverted onto the Graham-Coal Connector.

    With the help of switchbacks, you will ascend the ridge of Graham Mountain. Instead of summiting the peak, you will merge right onto the Coal Creek Trail #41. Beyond this point, the path will descend into the Coal Creek Canyon, which will guide you all the way back to the trailhead.

    Getting to the Graham and Coal Creek Loop Hike Trailhead

    Access this hike from the parking lot and trailhead off Coeur d’Alene River Road.

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      Yes - On Leash

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      Older Children only

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