Are you looking for lush evergreen trees that reach the sky and an easy hike for your elopement? Well, you’ve landed in the right place! The Idaho Panhandle National Forest is the perfect location for a Twilight-inspired and easily accessible elopement of your dreams. Located in the Northern Idaho region near Coeur d’Alene and Spokane and overlapping the border of Idaho. The Idaho Panhandle National Forest includes many stunning and diverse spots to elope. Below you will find a few incredible spots
Places to Elope in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest
Pulaski Tunnel Trail – Wallace, Idaho
The Pulaski Tunnel Trail is a two mile course (four mile roundtrip). It includes creek overlooks, a thick green cloak of spruce and fir, and an abandoned mine tunnel. This location is perfect if you love overgrown vines, unique bridges and water features throughout the trail. Learn more about the Pulaski Tunnel Trail here.
Route of The Hiawatha – Bitterrroot Mountains
Another great location is the Route of the Hiawatha which is widely know as a biking route. It includes 15 miles that cross through the Bitterroot Mountains in Idaho and Montana. You can reserve passes for hiking and biking along epic overlooks and tall tunnels through this website. The Route of The Hiawatha is a fantastic option for an bicycle-loving, adventure seeking couple!
Settler’s Grove Trail – Wallace, Idaho
Settler’s Grove Interpretive Trail #162 is the perfect balance of adventure or massive lush trees. With an easy and flat two mile hike, this is a great spot to take family members. It’s also a great spot if you don’t want to hike alot in your wedding clothes, but still be underneath a blanket of oak trees. This blog post will highlight an elopement I shot in November 2021 at the Settler’s Grove Trail in Wallace, Idaho!
How to Get Married in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest
Getting married in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest can be super easy! Depending on how many guests you want to have will determine if you will be required to purchase a permit. This link will take you to a page that includes contacts for ranger districts where you request applications for permits! After that, you can begin the process of planning your elopement!
Check out this blog post to learn more about How Much it Costs To Elope in Washington State.
Not sure what season to elope? Then hop over to this blog post on how to pick what season to elope in Washington State. Washington and Idaho have very similar weather patterns!