Tuesday, June 28, 2016
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
This hike is about 2 hours long but since it can be an out-and-back you can make it as long or as short as you want it to be. If you choose to hike the full loop around the Tubbs Hill peninsula, it will take about 2 hours (about 1 mile per hour).
Tubbs Hill west trailhead
210 South 3rd Street. Parking entrance at the corner of S. 3rd St. and E. Front Ave. Map
Next to downtown Coeur d'Alene, ID
We will meet at the Mudgy Moose statue at the trailhead.
Tubbs Hill consists of over 120 acres and is bordered by Lake Coeur d'Alene on the west, south and east sides. There are several miles of hiking trails on the hill that provide spectacular scenery for everyone to enjoy. We'll begin with a "Scat & Snacks" animal signs activity. In a zoo, there are signs that tell you what animal to look for, such as “Moose.” But in their natural habitat, animals don't stand next to a sign that labels them. However they do leave us clues as to who was there, in the form of scat. Come learn to identify some Tubbs Hill inhabitants by their scat. Just like a naturalist, look for real scat and tracks on our hike. We will give each scientist-in-training marshmallows, jelly beans and other foods, which have the same size and shape as some animal scat.