Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

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Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Idaho

(208) 682-3814

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Things To Do

Overview

The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes is a 73-mile paved trail spanning the Idaho panhandle between Mullan and Plummer. It was created through a unique partnership between the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Union Pacific Railroad, the U. S. Government and the State of Idaho. The trail begins in the historic Silver Valley, continues along the Coeur d'Alene River, past scenic Lake Coeur d'Alene and through rolling farmland to Plummer. Twenty developed trailheads provide entry points and there are seventeen scenic waysides along the route for picnicking.

You don't have to be fit to enjoy this trail with its gentle grade and smooth surface. The trail has 20 developed trailheads and 17 scenic waysides that have picnic tables and benches. Dispersed along the trail are 36 unique bridges and trestles that cross mountain creeks, whitewater rivers and tranquil lakes.

The east end of the trail passes through a narrow mountain valley once heavily mined for silver. The valley is dotted with numerous small historic mining communities each offering their own unique features. The middle section of the trail follows the tranquil Coeur d'Alene River, passing fifteen small lakes and marshes loaded with waterfowl. The west end of the trail lies along the shoreline of scenic Coeur d'Alene Lake for six miles. It crosses a 3100-foot bridge/trestle to Heyburn State Park, the Northwest's oldest state park. The trail then follows the remote forested Plummer Creek canyon for six miles, ending in the community of Plummer.

Map of Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes (ID)

Latitude, Longitude: 47.631388, -116.708965

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    73-mile paved trail spanning the Idaho panhandle between Mullan and Plummer. Perfect for biking or hiking.

  • Auto/Motorcycle

    Road take you to the 20 trailheads that provide access to this trail.

  • Hiking

    73-mile paved trail spanning the Idaho panhandle between Mullan and Plummer. Perfect for biking or hiking.

  • Historic Sites

    The trail was created through a unique partnership between the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, Union Pacific Railroad, the U. S. Government, and the State of Idaho. The trail begins in the historic Silver Valley, continues along the Coeur d'Alene River past scenic Lake Coeur d'Alene and through rolling farmlands to Plummer.

  • Picnicking

    There are seventeen scenic waysides along the route for picnicking.

Directions

Driving

From Coeur d'Alene travel S. on Hwy 95 approximately 35 mile to Plummer. There are twenty trail heads between Plummer and Mullan that access the 72-miles of trails.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(208) 682-3814

Campground reservations

(888) 922-6743

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