Idaho Bike Trails
The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes
The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes is a 73-mile paved Idaho bike 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 bike trail begins in the historic Idaho
Silver Valley, borders Silver Mountain Resort's west parking lot, continues
along the Coeur d'Alene River, past scenic Lake Coeur d'Alene and through
rolling farmland to Plummer, Idaho. Twenty developed trailheads provide entry
points, including one near Silver Mountain, and there are 17 scenic waysides
along the bike route for picnicking.
Friends of the Coeur d'Alene Trails for more information.
Route of the Hiawatha
The Route of the Hiawatha is the "crown jewel" of Idaho rail-to-trail mountain
bike routes. It was said to be one of the most breathtaking scenic stretches of
railroad in the country, accessible by Interstate 90 at the Idaho/Montana state
line - 22 miles east of Silver Mountain's Gondola Village in Kellogg, Idaho.
The Hiawatha Trail is typically open daily from the end of May thru the end
of September (dependent on weather) from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST. Check for
an updated schedule.
The 15-mile rugged Bitterroot Mountain trail winds through 10 tunnels and 7 high
trestles between Montana and Idaho.