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Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Plummer, ID
(208) 682-3814
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Plummer
Type: Biking Trails
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Portland, Oregon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lovely ride from Plummer to Mullen Idaho along Lake Coeur d'Alane and up the Silver Valley. Well maintained paved trail hugs the lake and then rambles along the Coelur d'Alane river for a total of 72 miles of wonderful scenery. Wildlife abounds--on our trip we saw bald eagles, herons, deer and moose. Wallace and Kellogg are interesting old mining towns.... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Rode approx. 20.5 miles out from the Plummer Trailhead and back, total of approx. 40. Beautiful day and beautiful trail. I want to ride the entire thing in mid Sept. but I'm concerned about not having enough water. Should be a great time.

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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Lovely trip with smooth paved cycle trail. Enough traffic that you never felt isolated but you experienced peace and nature. Very few places to purchase food and water. We had planned on cooking in campsites on route but ended up in the few restaurants and pubs. Hopefully this exceptional trail will bring more services trail side.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A beautiful 72 mile paved rail trail. This is in fact a Super Fund site to remedy toxic pollution by paving over it. Toxic silver mining tailings containing heavy metals were used as RR ballast on this former UP branch line. Smelting chemical were also spilled from trains. The rail corridor was paved over to seal in the toxic materials.... More

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Spokane, Washington
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126 reviews 126 reviews
48 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This trip we did the section between the Snake Pit and Harrison and back (~62 miles). Had lunch and a snack at both ends of the trip. Lots of lakes and river along the trip. If you need a bathroom it will be there shortly, just no running water. Wildlife is variable but can range from just birds to birds,... More

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Yellowknife, Canada
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87 reviews 87 reviews
47 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

The family and I camped along the trail and spent our days spinning and swimming. The pavement is great - the trail is underutilized and except for the occasional road rider that takes themselves too seriously the ride had a friendly / festive feel. A great place to lose a long weekend for a family with young riders.

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walla walla
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We come every summer for a week to ride this trail. Moose in the morning, swimming in the river at noon, and mosquitoes at dusk. If you want incredible scenery, friendly people, and a smooth, paved trail, this is one to not miss. We like the section from the Pine Creek (Pinehurst) trailhead to Cataldo. More shade, swimming holes, and... More

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Nelson, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

No need to worry about cars on this wilderness paved bike trail. The only thing we had to stop to avoid was a moose! We even rode past pelicans! The first day we rode from Harrison along the lake, then across the lake on the FUN "roller coaster" bridge up the forested grade to Plummer and back. The distance is... More

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Whistler, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

The trail is a lovely paved path on an old railway bed. The scenery along the whole route is varied and full of water birds, beautiful vistas and interesting places to stop. We enjoyed it very much. The hospitality of people we met along the way was exceptional. A great ride.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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375 reviews 375 reviews
30 attraction reviews
166 helpful votes 166 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We walked 30 kilometers of the trail and had a lovely time. The wild flowers were in bloom so I was constantly snapping pictures. I loved that rest stops were strategically placed along the trail too!

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