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Hiking

Coeur d’Alene and North Idaho are full of hiking trails ranging in difficulty.  Here are some of the most popular trails in the area;

The North Idaho Centennial Trail: This is a multi-use recreational trail, which travels for 24 miles from the state line at the Idaho/ Washington border to beautiful Higgins Point, six miles east of Coeur d’Alene. This scenic trail runs along the Spokane River to Post Falls where it runs through neighborhoods and eventually to wooded areas leading to Coeur d’Alene.

Tubbs Hill: This family friendly trail features outstanding viewpoints, woodland habitats and historical focal points. Your venture will follow a two-mile loop, beginning and ending at the south end of the parking lot between McEuen Park and the Coeur d’Alene Resort.

Q’emiln Trail: Located in Post Falls, this trail is home to marmots, osprey and other wildlife. The set of 14 trails starts at South City Park and winds through four miles of the Spokane River gorge. A map at the trail head marks the route.

The Route of the Hiawatha: Once one of most scenic stretches of railroad in the country, it is now one of the most spectacular biking and hiking trails in the world. Visitors can witness rushing mountain streams, deer, elk, moose and beautiful views of the Bitterroot Mountains. The 15 mile trail stretches through 10 tunnels and over 7 trestles in the rugged bitterroot mountains on the Idaho/ Montana border.

The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes:  Another rail to trail conversion which began as a path originally used by the Coeur d’Alene Indians that evolved into a mining transportation rail line operating from 1887 until 1992. It has 72 miles of paved path that stretches from Mullan to Plummer. The trail crosses 40 bridges and goes through 13 towns