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“Please finish the entire loop of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alene!”

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes
mazama
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Please finish the entire loop of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alene!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

Repeat adventure, just wish the remaining trail from Pearson at S. end of the Hiawatha to Avery to St. Marie's was as finished.
The trail would be an international biking destination!

Visited July 2013
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Post Falls, Idaho
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“One of the Best Rail-to-Trail Venues in North America”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes stretches 72 miles from Plummer, ID, at the southern tip of Lake Coeur d'Alene to Mullan, ID, near the Continental Divide which separates Idaho from Montana. The trail is asphalt paved and rests on the old Northern Pacific rail bed which was the commercial hauling and passenger lifeline for the Silver Valley and the surrounding area. The old steam locomotives could only manage 2-3% grades going through the mountains, so cyclists have a relatively easy time of covering the distance in one or two days. There is plenty of wildlife and beautiful scenery along the way. If you plan to do the Trail, I recomment buying "The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes -- the Unofficial Guide." This book lists every port-o-potty, drinking fountain, restaurant, camp ground, B&B, hotel, museum, and countless points of interest along the way. This is a vacation well worth investigation -- go online to http://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/trail-coeur-d-alenes for a look at what the Trail offers.

Visited July 2013
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Boise, Idaho, United States
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“From Chacolet campground, turn left”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

we camped at chacolet campground which had a steep trail straight from camp down to the path and wasn't sure which way to go on the campground. We started out to the right (the way to plummer) and asked a local which way to go. He said go right to Plummer and go uphill, or go left towards Harrison and it's pretty level once you cross the bridge. riding up and over the bridge was one of our favorite parts. and we turned towards Harrison because I had read a review of the creamery ice cream shop there. it was 8 miles one way and worth it!

Visited June 2013
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Missoula, Montana, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“My favorite bike ride”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

This is an amazing ride-wonderful scenery then add in moose, otters, swans, bald eagles, water lilies....................Third time. I'll be back.

Visited May 2013
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Santa Clarita, California
Level 6 Contributor
152 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

Okay, this bike trail runs 72 miles one way from Plummer Idaho to Mullen Idaho. It is broken up into segments and you can hop onto the trail at about a dozen different spots along the trail. There are CLEAN restrooms thoughtfully places along the trail as well as picnic benches. There is NO Potable water along the entore route, so bring your Camelback. We have our three favorite segemnts which produce Moose sightings and a wild cherry tree ( becareful of the cherries along the route, some trees have worms in the cherry. pop one open to see if a little white worm is near the seed). If you only have one day, we suggest starting in Harrison and going to Plummer and back. There is an old Train bridge that crosses the lake and 60% of the ride is on the lake shore. COme back to Harrison and have lunch/late snack at either og the eateries there. Parking is free as well as use of the trails. Please pe sure to use the trash cans located along the route. Watch for wild life as well.

Visited August 2012
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