Get a bird’s eye view of the Coeur d’Alene River, Thompson Lake Wildlife Refuge, and Anderson Lake on this steep hike near the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes Springston Trailhead. The trail is primitive, free, and not signed. Springston Trailhead is three miles from the Harrison Trailhead on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, or an easy four-mile drive from downtown Harrison.
To drive there from Harrison, head north on Hwy 97 and cross the bridge two miles from town. Turn right onto Blue Lake Rd. after the bridge. From there it’s 1.8 miles east to Springston Bridge. Turn right over the bridge to the trailhead parking area. Walk toward Anderson Lake on the dirt road and look for a trail on your left that leads uphill. Follow it around to the right for a good climb.
Tip: There is a vault toilet at Springston Trailhead, but you will have to provide your own drinking water.