This prehistoric trail follows the Kootenai River through old structures and orchards and bighorn sheep ranges. Eagles, osprey, river otters, and ducks may be seen as well as an abundance of terrestrial wildlife. This is a very popular trail with some benches for those wanting to just enjoy the sounds and sights of the river. The trail gets more primitive at the end, and is not recommended for families with children; but you can hike all the way to the Swinging Bridge. Fishing along the Kootenai River is excellent, so be sure to take along a fishing pole.
This is a great hiking, equine and mountain bike use area just outside of Libby. There are several trails throughout the area and lots of opportunities for loop hikes or rides. Much of the trail system provides scenic views of the Cabinet Mountains, the Kootenai River and the Libby area.
Trail provides access to the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and ends at Lost Buck Pass on the Cabinet Divide. It’s about 1 ¾ miles to Lower Geiger Lake, 3 miles to Upper Geiger Lake and about 1.5 miles from Upper Geiger Lake to Lost Buck Pass. Trail #656A is a .3 mile spur from the main trail to Upper Geiger Lake. A short hike to the west from Lost Buck Pass offers scenic vistas of Wanless Lake and Engle Peak.
This is a short, steep trail that is heavily used as an access point into the wilderness and Leigh Lake. There is a scenic falls at about 1.5 miles, and excellent views of Snowshoe Peak, Bockman Peaks and Leigh Creek available along the trail. Mountain goats are commonly seen above the lake, and huckleberries can be found along the trail in late summer.
This is an excellent family hike and educational experience. There are several signs along the trail providing historic information as well as information about flora and geology. This elevated trail provides scenic vistas of the Kootenai River and parts of the Kootenai Falls are visible from the trail.