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Once a Northern Pacific Railway line that transported goods, mail and passengers to and from the communities of Kendrick and Juliaetta, the Ed Corkill Memorial River Trail now provides a recreation and active transportation connection between the two Latah County communities. The former rail corridor was converted to a smooth asphalt trail upon the line's abandonment in 1997.
The scenic pathway parallels the Potlatch River, and bald eagles and osprey can sometimes be seen. The trail is a real treat for history buffs: 8 informational signs imparting the history of the corridor and 20 refurbished Northern Pacific wayside markers line the path. In Kendrick, the trail passes through a former rail yard, where the tiny city's original depot still stands.
At the southern end in Juliaetta, Centennial Park features a picnic pavilion and baseball diamond. The park is home to several of the community's annual events, including a car show and blackberry festival.
Parking for the Ed Corkill Memorial River Trail can be found south of downtown Juliaetta at Centennial Park on State Route 3. Restrooms are available.
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