Mineral Ridge Trailhead is a trailhead on Beauty Creek and Lake Coeur d'Alene in Idaho.
The Mineral Ridge Trailhead outside of Coeur d’Alene is the starting point for a nice National Recreation Trail that passes by old mining sites that popped up at the turn of the 20th century. There is an interpretive trail guide that describes the area in depth available at the trailhead for a donation. The area is also prime bald eagle watching during the winter.
High metal prices during World War I led to many mining claims along what was known as "The Ridge" (the ridge this trail follows). After the collapse at the end of the war, activity was restored for a short time after a hoax surfaced that platinum was found.