Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Nuzzling between Mullan and Plummer, Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes saunters along the old Union Pacific railroad grade. The Silver Valley is where it begins its 73 mile stretch, breathing in the historic mining aura of its past. The path gives you twenty entry points with seventeen waysides as charming picnicking spots, and its smooth asphalt is perfect for joggers and cyclists.


Wallace, Historical Silver Mining Town

Here, the little town of Wallace, with its gathering of 784 residents, calls adventure seekers to capitalize on its ideal sporting landscape. It has mountains worthy of the most serious skiers, alpine lakes and extreme mountain biking trails. Ambling along the Coeur d'Alene River, you'll encounter the chain lakes including Thompson Lake Wildlife Refuge where osprey, eagles and white swans wait for you to snap their poses.

Harrison, a situation for every kind of recreation

On the south east shore of Lake Coeur d'Alene, Harrison provides some watery fun. You can try your luck fishing for Bass, Perch and Northern Pike, or catch your breath and a bite to eat at Gig's Landing. This is the perfect place to experience the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes by cycling or in-line skating south along the lake shore and over the 3100ft bridge to Heyburn State Park.

Heyburn State Park

You'll need to pack your knapsack and camera because this is nature's territory. Find a camping spot to rest for the night before heading back onto the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes to the Plummer Creek canyon. Plummer's farmlands are where the trail finally lays down its head. Whether you want to tackle the entire trail or just a short stretch, take a moment to enjoy some of the Northwest's most magnificent scenery.

For more information and maps visit Idaho State Parks & Recreation website.

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Amenities

  • walking
  • camping
  • fishing
  • inline skating
  • sightseeing
  • cycling