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 Gift Shop
Scheffy's Motel and General Store
The Coeur d'Alenes Old Mission
COEUR D'ALENE, ID
Museum of North Idaho
ROW Adventures on Sherman
Terra Sports on Sherman
Lakeview Lodge, Office, Hwy 97
Pedal Pushers Bike Shop, Hwy 97
(Delivered, but they are not open yet)
Excelsior Cycle, on the trail near Silver Valley Chamber Depot
Kellogg Vacation Homes (Next to Visitor Center)
Morningstar Lodge Gift Shop, Gondola Village, Silver Mountain
Silver Mountain Sport Shop, Silver Mountain Trailhead, Gondola Village
LA CRESCENTA, CA
Mountain N' Air Books
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
Bonnie's Gift Shop, By The Way Campground just off I-90
Aunties Book Store, Corner Main & Washington
Gray Dog Press/Dittos, 2515 E Sprague Ave.
Gift Shop, Museum of Arts and Culture
Made in Washington, Downtown at River Park Square
SPOKANE VALLEY, WA
Hastings, Sprague & Sullivan
ST MARIES, ID
The Bike Shop at Hughes Ace
The Paperhaus on Main St.
Northern Pacific Depot Museum Historic Sixth Street Trailhead
Silver Pine Trade Post Corner Sixth and Bank St.
Wallace District Mining Museum, Bank St.