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- Always enjoy the greenbelt. Shady and interesting people watching. Sometimes a little crowded. But worth it.Written August 11, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Coeur d'Alene Lake is lovely. A beautiful place to hang out. We were traveling through and checked out the lake and the local Park, there is a great dog park and plenty of things to do around the lake area.Written July 25, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This was an amazing experience for our whole family.
We loved it! I actually enjoyed the tunnels way more than I thought I would. The trestle bridges were very cool. The whole experience was just phenomenal. I would highly recommend it. The scenery is just fabulous. I also appreciated the informational signs along the way.
Our seven-year-old was even able to ride her bike the whole way. There is a slight downhill grade so my husband and I didn't have to pedal much we actually coasted a ton of it.
Bring snacks as there is nothing to purchase until you are at the bottom. Also, extra water is a good idea. They do have water coolers along the way you can fill up with, however, some of them were empty and the refill truck hadn't made it up yet.
Be sure you have a light on your bike! The first tunnel is over a mile long. My light ran out of battery when we went thru the tunnel at the end of the day after the shuttle ride- not the greatest.
It was also a little chilly in the first tunnel and water drips on you, so I was glad I brought a jacket for that first tunnel. But didn't need a jacket really much after that.
We rented bikes from the ski resort. It was a little pricey, but much more convenient than bringing our own. I would recommend riding the rental bikes around a little bit at the resort, to make sure they will work for you as it is a long ride. You pick up your bikes from the rental place. And then drive them to the trailhead. You can also pay an extra fee and they will deliver them to the trailhead for you.
A word of caution when you get to the bottom you may wait for over an hour for the shuttle to come. And if you are too late the shuttle may not have room for you. Meaning you have to ride the 15 miles back up the trail.
I would HIGHLY recommend it!Written July 27, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Very breezy day and we spent time in Japanese garden area and walked about a mile along the falls. Stayed in hotel along greenbelt and walked to dinnerWritten May 13, 2022
- We’ll worry the $5 per vehicle entrance fee. Absolutely stunning waterfall in gorgeous surroundings. You don’t need to spend too long to have a good time.Written July 25, 2022
- Went here for Fourth of July prior to Covid. LOTS of people, fire works were VERY late, because it doesn’t get dark until 10PM. Folks were mostly orderly and friendly to one another. The fireworks show was pretty good, not great, but the venue was outstanding. Lots of room to spread out up and down the river area for miles. Downtown area is magnificent, lots of outside activities going on. This is my only time here and it was summer. Winter may be different, but I think it would also be enjoyable in a different way 🤷♂️😄Written July 12, 2022
- I had such a wonderful time on the Middle Fork with Northwest! They truly have the best crew; most knowledgeable, personable, professional, and fun crew on the block! Whether you're a beginner or an experienced whitewater kayaker, they know how to help you have the time of your life! We all know that setting up camp, food, and fostering a safe/clean and fun environment is not easy, yet they have it down to a science and make it look effortless! Thanks again! We'll be back =)Written August 12, 2022
- We visited as part of our Mother's Day outing. Very informative and a fun experience overall. We learned quite a bit about the great efforts of the Birds of Prey team to protect those species of birds.Written July 29, 2022
- We had such a fun time here! Friendly owners, great tour, adorable animals, very well maintained! If it wasn’t so hot, we probably would have stayed longer. We’ll be going back in the winter again. Definitely recommend and the price is very reasonable.Written August 12, 2022
- Searched for the location of Idaho's "Merci Train Boxcar". Discovered it was located at the Old Idaho Penitentiary. We also explored the prison buildings and found the history very well told and displayed. Hot day but time well spent, beautiful photo opportunities as well. The architecture is beautiful outside and the inside was revealing. Photos of the incarcerated with descriptions was interesting.Written August 5, 2022
- Payette Lake is a great place for boating and jet skis, but I want to talk about Upper Payette Lake Campground. Upper Payette Campground has 20 sites and two group sites. Of the 20 sites, half are reserved and the rest are FCFS. The sites along the water are 10 degrees cooler than the interior sites and get a breeze. The road through the campground is well-maintained gravel and the sites have a paved picnic area. Each site has at least one table and a fire ring with a grate on top for cooking. Many of the sites are doubles and can accommodate long RVs and your water toys, trailer and ATVs. The roads in the campground are maneuverable but there is one section with pine boughs above that might swipe taller rigs. There are two water pumps with potable water, but I did not use it.
The sites are generously spaced for privacy, and there are paved walking paths along the shoreline. You can walk to the day-use beach, but there are other put-in spaces for kayaks and paddle boards if you don’t want to go to the beach area. The camp hosts are very nice and drive around but don’t bother campers other than to wave, but they are there if you need them. At the host site you will find a library for books for kids, free to check out. The vault toilets are clean and sanitized daily.
Arriving on a Tuesday, there were many sites to choose from on a FCFS basis. This is a mostly full campground, but with the comings and goings, most campers agree that you can usually find something. I would suggest arriving late morning on Sunday, any time Tuesday, or before noon on Wednesday for a better chance at getting a site you like.
The group sites are located about half mile from the entrance to the individual sites. There is no camp host on site at the group location, but I have seen them drive over daily. The individual sites are reserve-able six months in advance and the group sites can be reserved one year in advance. All sites are nestled among the pine trees with shade at different times of the day. My favorite sites are 2, 6, 8 & 9. Site 8 is a pull-through.Written July 17, 2022
- This is a fascinating museum. His collection is very impressive. This is more than just a museum. You must stop by and check it out. We actually met Don the museum founder. He made our whole day. He was a delight.Written July 2, 2022
- If you can go on a weekday (Mon-Thurs) the park is good value. Was there on a Friday and Saturday, and the Saturday was extremely crowded with long lines for everything. All food lines by 7 looked to have 20 minute waits.
Tremors seems to be the most popular ride in the park and by an hour and a half after open was about an hour long line and kept getting longer all day. Was nice to see that they have clock for loading and unloading some rides as this is the bottleneck for a lot of the park. One improvement for Those rides would be to have a singles line to fill empty seats as often these do go unfilled. On a weekday it's not so bad but on a crowded Saturday where lines were an hour or more it could get guests one more ride.
The new ride Stunt Pilot when operating is a step in the right direction with two trains and a singles line. It gets 10 people thru every minute and 10 seconds by my count around 480 people per hour by my count. Whereas Tremors gets 24 max every 3 and a half type of thing and often had 2 empty seats per train.
As sn out of state visitor I wouldn't go on a Saturday again. Better to go on weekdays and enjoy the fantastic natural attractions that have a bit more space on a weekend.Written August 8, 2022
- Beautiful views of the lake along this trail. There are rocky, uneven places - so it isn't wheelchair accessible. That being said, it is one of my favorite places to take a walk. It is also an amazing place to take a picnic lunch, and go for a swim at one of the many beaches.Written August 4, 2022
- Beautiful walking spaces and fountains. I never thought of a shopping mall as a destination, but this one was absolutely stunning.Written August 5, 2022