The North Idaho Centennial Trail is a non-motorized, multi-use trail that meanders 24 miles between scenic Higgens Point State Park on Lake Coeur d'Alene (6 miles east of the city) and the IdahoWashington border, where it joins the Liberty Lake Stateline Trail
. The North Idaho Centennial Trail hugs the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene and parts of the Spokane River, offering spectacular scenery along the way. The trail passes through the Lewis & Clark College and North Idaho College campuses and follows well-marked back streets in Coeur d'Alene. You'll find plenty of rest areas, scenic views and interpretative signs along the way. In 1999 Hillary Clinton designated the trail a Millennium Trail.
At Riverstone you can pick up the Prairie Trail
Parking and access for the North Idaho Centennial Trail are available at numerous places along its route, including Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene and Higgens Point State Park. For more information, consult the map.
If you like riding a bicycle beside an interstate highway--this is your trail.
On one of the detours, there was not so much as even a bicycle lane! Just a sign that said the trail ended and would resume a few yards up the road--near I 90, again!
I rode this trail the first week of April, 2013. Took it from downtown CDL to the end several miles into Washington. For me, anytime I can ride on asphalt away from automobile traffic is a good ride. Yes, part of the ride parallels the interstate and ...
The best section is at the east end of trail - from CDA golf course to Higgins point (about 6 miles of hilly lake front ride). From the west end of the trail, one starts at WA/ID border, riding through the town of Post Fall to north of CDA, these first ...