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WHERE TO GET THE
TRAIL GUIDE


GRAY DOG PRESS

AMAZON.COM


BRICK AND MORTAR VENDORS


THINGS TO DO ALONG THE
TRAIL OF THE COEUR D'ALENES
IN NORTH IDAHO

North Idaho's Historic Bitterroot Loop

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Great Hikes
Mountain Bikes

Gold Mines
Fruit Wines

Back Roads
Gondola Rides

River Floats
Power Boats

Festivals
Music Shows

Connecting Trails
Microbrews

Huckleberries
History Tours

Buffalo
Barbecues

...All this and much more
on pure pedal power!



Share your best, worst or ho-hum trail experiences on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes Riders Facebook group. Link to the Trail of CdA Riders Facebook Group

 

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes Unofficial Guidebook Bookmark and Share

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes Unofficial Guidebook-click here to buy

FRONT COVER: THE COEUR D'ALENE TRAIL IN HEYBURN STATE PARK - INSETS FEATURE THE WARRIOR STATUE AT THE PLUMMER TRAILHEAD AND RIDERS NEAR HEYBURN.


Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes Unofficial Guidebook back cover

BACK COVER: RECUMBENT CYCLISTS
RIDE ALONG LAKE COEUR D'ALENE
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Photos by Estar Holmes, (c)2014 South Lake Promotions, Inc.


Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes Unofficial Guidebook
Including the Entire 300K Bitterroot Loop 2014

by Estar Holmes

103 pages. US $9.95.

The seventh annual edition of this popular guide to north Idaho rail trails is available online at Gray Dog Press, Spokane, WA. and Amazon.com.

Do You Need One Today?

Brick and mortar stores near the trails are receiving deliveries from now until late April. Click here to see where guidebooks have been delivered.

What's in this Guidebook?

The trail guide is updated annually so visitors can stay up-to-date on the ever-changing scene on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and all along the
Bitterroot Loop rail trails.

This guide book is designed to help cycle tourists know what to expect on the Loop, much of which traverses North Idaho's rugged backcountry. Find out how to get to trailheads, what to bring, where to stay, eat, shop, and play. Updates that occur after the book comes out appear on the Frequently Asked Questions page. Also, you can participate on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alene Riders Facebook page by posting updates or corrections you discover along the way.

Why zip along the trail as fast as possible when you are not training for a race? North Idaho's rail trails slice through fascinating history and culture against a backdrop of stunning scenery. There are many enriching points to discover, so slow down and bring the cameras.

It's easy to spend a week-long vacation on the Bitterroot Loop. There is plenty to do off the trails. Use this guidebook for details about how to get around the cycle trails with or without a car.

The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes Unofficial Guidebook and 300K Bitterroot Loop for 2014 is filled with practical information, like where to get important things such as drinking water and emergency bike parts, where to eat, stay, and play during your North Idaho rural bicycle adventure. Since there is no camping allowed along the trail-right-of-way, and much of the adjacent property is private, you will want to know exactly where you can get off the trail to do things like camp, sit around a bonfire, and swim. Entries under the individual trailheads are like detailed mini-itineraries for highlights and hospitality services offered in trailside communities.




Trail Guide Vendors

In addition to Amazon, the guidebook is sold along the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes and in the Spokane/Coeur d'Alene metro area. The names of vendors appears in bold after books have been distributed to them.

AVERY, ID
Avery Gift Shop
Scheffy's Motel and General Store

CATALDO, ID
The Coeur d'Alenes Old Mission

COEUR D'ALENE, ID
Hastings Appleway
Museum of North Idaho
ROW Adventures on Sherman
Terra Sports on Sherman, downtown Coeur d'Alene

HARRISON, ID
Harrison Trading Post, Hwy 97
Lakeview Lodge, Office, Hwy 97
Pedal Pushers Bike Shop, Hwy 97
The Bird's Nest, Hwy 97
The Company Store, Hwy 97
The Creamery, Hwy 97

KELLOGG, ID
Excelsior Cycle, on the trail near Silver Valley Chamber Depot
Kellogg Vacation Homes (Next to Visitor Center)
Silver Mountain Sport Shop, Silver Mountain Trailhead, Gondola Village

PLUMMER, ID
Benewah Market, Hwy 95
AVUBAH, On 8th 1/2 block from SR-5 in Plummer
Heyburn State Park Headquarters
Rising Star Espresso, Hwy 95, One block south of Hwy 5

SPOKANE, WA
Aunties Book Store, Corner Main & Washington
Gray Dog Press/Dittos, 2515 E Sprague Ave.
Book Parlor, 1424 W Broadway Ave.
Hastings, Shadle
Hastings, 29th

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
Hastings, Sprague & Sullivan

ST MARIES, ID
The Bike Shop at Hughes Ace
The Paperhaus on Main St.

WALLACE, ID
Northern Pacific Depot Museum Historic Sixth Street Trailhead
Silver Pine Trade Post Corner Sixth and Bank St.
Wallace District Mining Museum, Bank St.

TRAIL FAQs

"There's nothing else like it for this trail. It's exactly what's needed for your vacation on the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes."

Mary and Larry Lookabill,
former owners of Great Cycles Bike Shop.

"It's a fantastic guide.
I read it like a novel."

Annie Russel,
avid cyclist.

I just got back from a meeting with the book manager at the Shadle Hasting's store. Rants and raves about the trail guide.

Russ, Gray Dog Press, Spokane, WA

"As the title suggests, this book answers questions for those biking or hiking on the popular North Idaho trail. Sounds like it deserves a spot in the daypack, along with the sun block and water bottle."

The Spokesman Review
     

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