Trout Creek is a great area to take your dog to all times of the year if you like to hike, snow shoe, cross country ski, or even ice skate. Minutes off of highway 200, just east of the Idaho Club, this area offers great low impact trails.
This is a beautiful trail that I frequent in the summer since my dog loves to cool off in the lake.
You can start this in Sandpoint (just go past Seasons to the end of the road) or Kootenai (where Birch Street ends go down to the water). This trail will hopefully become an official ‘trail’ but isn’t quite yet. Make sure your dog is safe around bikes and not to forget your plastic bags!
There is a website dedicated to this trail here.
From Schwietzer Cutoff Road take N. Boyer south, go west on Woodland and follow it across the tracks. The trail head will be on the west side of the road. This trail isn’t for the meek and doesn’t offer any water except at the trail head so be sure to bring your own! For those of you unfamiliar with Bonner County you wont want to forget your leash. This trail is maintained by volunteers.
Check out the US FS page on Mickinick Trail (#13).