Even with crowds at the campground and boats on the lake below, Hidden Lake Trail, Heyburn’s northern-most path, offers plenty of seclusion to go with spectacular panoramic views of surrounding waterways.
Hidden Lake Trail is a leisurely, gently-sloping path that follows Chatcolet Lake’s shoreline to the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene’s bike path bridge, where it veers west to Hidden Lake, a small body of water that sits between Heyburn State Park and the St. Joe River.
The trail ends near the northern tip of Hidden Lake and is little more than a mile from its origin at Chatcolet Campground.
More than 22 floating homes are found along the shores of Hidden Lake, tucked in a quiet corner of Heyburn Park behind the generally-busier Chatcolet Marina.
Campsites are available at both Hawleys Landing, located near the visitor center off State 5, and Chatcolet Campground, which marks the trailhead for Hidden Lake Trail.
Reservations for the two campgrounds are advised during the summer months.