Chilco Mountain

photo: Summit of South Chilco. Photo courtesy of Type: Motorcycle
Length: 6.40 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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

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 FR 209 (Clark Fork River) and NF 385 (Little North Fork Coeur d'Alene/Honeysuckle Campground). 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%
Elevation Low Point: 4,320
Elevation High Point: 5,365
Year Designated: 1982

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.

Tom Sudul
US Forest Service
Fernan Ranger District
2502 E. Sherman
Coeur d'Alene , ID 83814 -5899
(208) 664-2318



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