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“Bring your camera!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

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, Sports
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Boise, Idaho
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Bring your camera!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

A bike trail like no other. You wouldn't come here for the variety of food. Pack a picnic and take the Harrison to Plummer rail trail. Deer and coyote on the trail. You may see wild turkey. No need to be afraid. Enjoy the scenery everywhere you look. About 13 miles on way..7 of that uphill. Then turn around and enjoy it again.

Visited September 2013
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Best Bike Ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

This 70 mile paved path from Plummer (south of Coeur d'Alene) is a joy. The trail starts at the southern end of the lake and works its way to the east side of the lake before heading east. You get great views of the lake then you follow the Coeur d'Alene River as it makes its way through the lovely Silver Valley. No cars and very little civilization until you reach Kellogg. From Kellogg to Mullen you are close to I 90 so it does not seem so remote as the first 45 miles! Cataldo, the Mission Inn is a great lunch spot (maybe the only one after Harrison and before Kellogg). We recommend you stay the night in Wallace before heading back (or have your car shuttled to Wallace). Wallace is an interesting old mining town with decent hotels and restaurants and two brew pubs!
The trail is basically flat so you can save your energy for enjoying the gorgeous scenery and perhaps wildlife. We saw a moose on our return trip! It is amazing to feel so deep in the wilderness but on a paved bike path! Loved every mile of it.
If you stay at the Coeur d'Alene Casino near Plummer, you can catch a shuttle bus to the trailhead from the casino.

Visited September 2013
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Post Falls, Idaho
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“The Best Bike Ride Ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

This trail has some of the best scenery and really cool thing to see. It's Very easy to ride with restrooms along the trail. The wildlife is amazing, don't forget to take a camera along. We saw 3 Moose, several Elk and lots of deer. There are parts of the trail that pass through areas where by bike or on foot is the only way to see it's beauty. This is by far my favorite trail to ride. Don't forget to stop at Excelsior bike shop in Kellogg, it is well stocked and the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They gave us advice and information on other trails in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Anchorage, Alaska
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“One of the best trails in the country”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We biked from Harrison to Kellogg.
Great scenery, nice flat smooth well maintained trail away from the road for most of the trip. Adequate facilities along the way...but take advantage of them when you can. Watch out for hornet nests in the benches & tables.
This is by far one of the best rail trails we've biked on.....will be planning another trip to do another section

Visited August 2013
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Missoula, Montana
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“Wonderful place walk, ride, hike or jog”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The trail goes 75 miles across the the top of Idaho from Mullan to Plummer. The trail is on the old Union Pacific railroad bed so the trail is never more a 2% grade. Once past Kellogg, the trail follows the river and is very scenic. It is paved all the way with bench and bathrooms. There are spots to drive and get on or off the trail. The last time we biked the trail we saw birds and a cow moose with 2 calves. Because the trail goes through the Silver Valley, noted for its mining, there are several mining exhibits along the trail in Wallace to Kellogg. Once the trail gets to Coeur d'Alene lake, there is a bridge that goes over the lake built just for the trail.

Visited July 2013
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