North Idaho Centennial Trail

North Idaho Centennial Trail

The North Idaho Centennial trail is primed for heart pumping activity. Whether you're training for the Ironman or prefer to ease along at a more leisurely pace, the trail provides an inspiring backdrop for your morning run. The trail will toss spectacular scenery your way as it meanders 24 miles from its start at the Idaho/Washington border along the Spokane river until it meets up with Lake Coeur d'Alene. The trail follows the lakeshore to its spectacular culmination at Higgens Point. You'll pass through neighborhoods, wooded areas and the NIC campus. Scenic points and rest stops along the way provide trail-goers with welcome opportunities to relax and enjoy a little lunch. You'll also find historic landmarks and interpretive signs detailing interesting facts about the area.

Coeur d'Alene Parkway and Higgens Point end the trail with a bang. It's the most spectacular section of the trail and serves as a great destination during summer months with picnic areas and volleyball nets surrounded by 360 degrees of spectacular views. It's also popular in the off-season when the Bald Eagles arrive in December to feast on the Kokanee salmon in Wolf Lodge Bay. During the peak of the migration from Christmas through the New Year, the BLM conducts interpretive eagle watching programs.

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  • cycling
  • inline skating
  • parking
  • sightseeing
  • walking