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The Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail offers a wooded, unpaved route along its namesake bay between Ponderay and Sandpoint in northern Idaho. In addition to the waterfront views, you can see the Cabinet...
We rode the entire length of the North Idaho Centennial Trail as part of a self-guided tour in the area. From its western terminus at the beautiful bridge over the Spokane and the artwork in a tunnel, we enjoyed every minute. It didn't bother us that we were along I-90 for several miles; it was just great to have a separate paved trail to get us from Spokane to Coeur d'Alene. And we got to share the interstate's rest areas! We didn't even have a road crossing until Post Falls. Signage was excellent. Even though it was a very hot Saturday in late July, we didn't mind sharing the trail with all the beachgoers.
East from CdA the trail is separated from traffic and has several rest stops. It does climb to its eastern terminus. Beautiful trail.
This is a fine urban trail and the city of Coeur d'Alene and surrounding areas should be commended for providing a long paved corridor with a lot of easy access points. However, as one previous reviewer sort of put it, "Welcome to the I-90 bicycle lane." Along the northern route you have industrial areas on one side and freeway noise on the other.
In Coeur d'Alene itself, the trail is shared with pedestrians, dogs, skateboarders, and beachgoers. It was impossible to bike safely on this trail in the city during the weekend. On the week day, it was much more manageable. Past Coeur d-Alene, the trail undulates and in some parts you are right next to the road. It is not unsafe and the trail is quite wide, but if you are looking for a bucolic and peaceful trail, the Centennial Trail may disappoint you.
There's parking at the south end of the trail, and if you're on bicycles, the gravel from the lot going down to the trail should be taken slowly. But most of the trail is a very pleasant ride in the shady canopy of the trees along the water, with a wonderful view of the mountains to the east. I submitted a few pictures.
I've ridden all or parts of this trail for several years. Great riding. Can be a bit crowded thru the Riverfront Park area, and again around Mirabeau. you can ride this trail well into Idaho (Coeur D'alene) on the Idaho Centennial Extension, which is another 24 miles. Great stops and food along the way. Krispy Kreme by valley mall is always a great fuel stop, especially with kids. Post Falls has some great dining as well for Food/water stops.
As some have mentioned, this trail does go along 90 quite a bit, but so does Trail of Coeur D'Alene. The pavement on this trail is awesome, and you get a few nice hills thrown in if you want some! (I did - some rail/trails are a bit too flat!) The signage is mostly good - a few places where you have to really look around to figure out where you need to go, but if you do, you can figure it out. You get some nice long riding, and a few places with frequent stops for street crossings. Despite being by the highway, I loved it and didn't notice the traffic noise at all - was just happy to be riding such a great surface. I went to the Washington border and turned around, but have been told you can go a lot farther and really enjoy it!!
nice trail, lovely trees along most of the ride. a few short steep spots but overall pretty easy terrain. pavement was in great shape
My husband and are are in our late 50's and found the trail to be super easy! Total elevation gain from downtown Couer d'Alene to Tony's Restaurant was 36 feet. East of Tony's there is a very steep hill that is for advanced riders or folk in excellent shape. Enjoy your bike ride!!
You don't have to be stuck in a rut to get out! I challenge you to seize an hour from your month and grab a walk-bike-run on the trail! This app also shows important key features such as water fountains, parking and potties. Just do it...
We are seniors; took a short ride between Mile 296 and 291. Trail access could have been better marked for first-timers looking for parking/trailhead, but once on the trail we were very happy. Easy surface to ride, lots of nice shade along the river. Other folks using the trail were friendly. Riders, be sure to sing out when approaching other trail users from behind. Some of us are unable to hear you coming without a good loud warning. Would definitely ride again!
My wife and I rode the trail last week. We won't hurry back. We started at Sagle and had difficulty finding the trailhead. Once we found it we discovered there was no parking allowed. We had to park across the highway and run across 4 lanes of traffic; a bad start. The trail itself was in rough shape with many bumps and fissures in the asphalt. The ride across the bridge was beautiful. It was the only redeeming part of the trip. We won't hurry back.
Sorry to hear the disappointments on other reviews but just had to get my thoughts in. we have just had the best twenty mile ride Over ever experienced. The trail, weather and scenery is better than we expected and the few climbs really made it interesting. Perhaps not what I expected from the rail trail description with a couple of pushes but really present and interesting. Also, the ladies at The Tin Pot Cafe at Nine Mile Dam are worth trip on their own. Arrived as guests and left as friends is exactly right ladies. Plain fantastic, thank you and we'll be back.
Most of this trail is really beautiful through Coeur d'Alene, along the river and lake. Part of it can be loud towards the state line with traffic but overall it is a very nice trail.
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