3 miles
1,923 ft
-352 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Gold Hill #3 Trail

Gold Hill Trail #3 Details

  • Riding Area
    Sandpoint, Idaho
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    April - October
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

This is a great local trail of Sandpoint, Idaho. It offers a challenging climb and rewards with beautiful views of Lake Pend Oreille, the city of Sandpoint, Schweitzer Ski Mountain and the surrounding mountain ranges. The trail is predominately a north slope trail which gives way to a cooler, deep forest feel. It doesn't take long to feel like you are away from civilization.

The climb starts out quickly from the Parking lot as you enter into a maze of switchbacks which become less in frequency as you near the top of the trail. The trail is predominately wide, as singletrack trails go, with a base of hard parked dirt and small rocky sections every so often. With its popularity and quick local access, you'll meet lots of hikers, trail runners and bikers. When biking, use extreme trail etiquette an yield to everyone. Look as far as you can down the trail and go slow around blind corners.

The Trail is a very straight forward trail offering and up and back route. You'll meet lots of good natured people on this trail and they welcome cyclists. It's a cheerful local trail... Enjoy!!

Access Info

Access from Bottle Bay Road off US Highway 95

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gold Hill Trail #3 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,572 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,107 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,686 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,107 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,679 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3,132 ft
  • Distance flat
    840 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
  • view trail stats
on May 24, 2018
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

view (38)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to gold-hill-trail-3 trailhead (48.262727, -116.493165)
update trails status or condition

Gold Hill Trail #3 Trail Reports

May 24, 2018 @ 1:04pm
May 24, 2018
Trailer is now dry and in great condition. Would be great to Have a connection built that allows one to circle the top of gold Hill.
Apr 26, 2018 @ 12:08pm
Apr 26, 2018
Mostly dry but has some missed out spots and past the viewpoint up too u start to encounter a decent amount snow still on trail
Jun 12, 2016 @ 7:14pm
Jun 12, 2016
Jun 12, 2016 @ 7:14pm
Jun 12, 2016
Jun 12, 2016 @ 7:13pm
Jun 12, 2016
Perfect trail conditions.
view all reports »


more »
1 |
Aug 16, 2018 @ 2:36pm
Aug 16, 2018
Gold Hill Trail #3, My City

Trail Products

Reviews / Comments

No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.

Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


no videos have been added for Gold Hill Trail #3 yet, add a video.
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.