Silver Spring Mountain Park is a great place for both beginners and pros. With access to the North West’s longest gondola, experiencing Idaho’s best lift-served trails has never been easier. Open through the summer months, this park offers riders 30 single-track trails to choose from and has been named the #1 bike park in the Northwest four years running. Located on the outskirts of Kellogg, Idaho, this is guaranteed to have a trail oriented to your riding style and expertise.
Directions: From downtown Kellogg, Idaho travel three minutes west to the Silver Mountain Resort. Bring your own bike or rent one onsite.
The Pine Street Woods trail system is a network of some of Northern Idaho’s best hiking trails. Explore over 180 acres of rolling hills and healthy woodlands in this community forest. Located just outside Sandpoint, Idaho, Pine Streets Woods is a local favorite for bikers and hikers alike. Take to the well-manicured trails and explore miles of lush Northern Idaho landscape year-round.
Directions: From Sandpoint, Idaho travel eight minutes west to arrive at the Pine Street Woods parking lot. From there, choose from any number of trails to enjoy.
There’s no limit to your outdoor adventures when you ride the Empire Trails. Make your way from the historic and scenic downtown Spirit Lake, Idaho to the Empire Trailhead located on Inland Empire Paper Company property. Explore 8 miles of single-track wilderness designed to allow bikers and hikers access to the forested mountainside above Spirit Lake.
Directions: Access points for Empire Trails are spread throughout Spirit Lake, Idaho. Follow the signage along Spirit Lake Road to find a trail that suits your fancy. Inland Empire Paper permits are required and can be purchased for $2.50 prior to your ride.
Located on the outskirts of Sandpoint, Idaho, the Pend Oreille Trail follows along the edge of Lake Pend Oreille. Just a short drive/ride from downtown, this 1.5-mile trail is rideable all year long and runs along a level wooded track. Fit for the whole family, riders can enjoy views of the Cabinet Mountains and lakeside beaches.
Directions: From downtown Sandpoint, Idaho head east toward the Pend Oreille River Peninsula.
Follow the Auto Tour Route at the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge for stunning views of wetland and grassland habitats. Established in 1964, this 4.5-mile trail offers riders the opportunity to spot over 220 different species of bird, 45 species of mammal, and 22 species of fish. Cruise along through cattail-bulrush marshes, along open-water ponds, and rushing creeks. Catch views of the surrounding Selkirk, Cabinet, and Purcell Mountains. Open year-round, this ride provides some of the most spectacular views up the valley floor all the way into British Columbia, Canada.
Directions: Head 16 minutes west from Bonners Ferry, Idaho to the Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge. Follow signage for the auto tour route.
Looking for a beautiful easy waterfront ride? Look no further than Lakeshore Trail #294 along Priest Lake, Idaho. Open year-round, this very popular and well-worn trail traverses the western shoreline of Priest Lake for 7.4 miles. Start Beaver Creek Campground and circumvent the lake until you reach Granite Creek Trail. Cross over five streams, rest at lakeside beaches, and enjoy sprawling views of the Selkirk Crest.
Directions: From Nordman, Idaho head northeast for 20 minutes until you reach Beaver Creek Campground. Start your expedition from there.
Take the Route of the Hiawatha Trail for 15.1 miles of pure downhill fun. Running along former railroad tracks, the Hiawatha Trail passes through 10 train tunnels and crosses over 7 sky-high trestles. Known as the “Crown Jewel of Rail-to-Trail Adventures,” this path starts off at the Lookout Pass Ski Area and is a family-friendly trail for all experience types. Coast down the Bitterroot Mountainside and enjoy world-class Northern Idaho views. And the best part? When your ride is over, shuttle services are available to bring you back up the mountain.
Directions: From Taft, Montana, head 10 minutes west to the Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area. Bring your own bike or rent from the resort. Purchase trail and shuttle passes upon arrival.
The North Idaho Centennial Trail is a 23-mile-long trail that extends from Idaho/Washington state line to Higgins Point, 6 miles east of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Cruise 23 miles along this paved trail and explore numerous rest areas, scenic overlooks, and historical interpretive signs along the way. Built in 1997, the North Idaho Centennial Trail was built in the hopes of connecting the people of the Pacific Northwest with an expanding network of trails.
Directions: Access to the trail can be located at 4th Street, west of Spokane Street in Post Falls, Idaho. Coeur d’Alene access can be found at the Huetter Rest Area.
The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is one of Northern Idaho’s most spectacular trails. Named among the top 25 trails in the nation by the Rails to Trails Conservancy, this 73-mile-long trail is perfect for cyclists year-round. Follow this paved trail from Mullan to Plummer, Idaho and spot endless area wildlife. The trail meanders through the historic Silver Valley, along the Coeur d’Alene River, past scenic Coeur d’Alene, and through the rolling farmlands of Plummer. With 20 developed trailheads and entry points to choose from, cyclists can hop on and off at any time. Enjoy scenic waysides and picnic areas along the way.
Directions: Start in Mullan, Idaho at the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes trailhead. Ride west toward Plummer from there.