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Elk Creek Falls & Giant Cedar Grove

If you are heading to Deary and the Pie Safe Bakery late spring to fall, keep going to Elk River and hike to free-falling Elk Creek Falls, cascading 300 ft. to the creek and on to Dworshak Reservoir. Then north of Elk River is the Giant Cedar Grove Trail. A paved interpretive trail takes you to a 3,000 year old Western Red Cedar, the largest tree in North America east of the Cascade-Sierra Crest. 

 

Find details and directions at fs.usda.gov

Bald Mountain Ski Area

Bald Mountain Ski Area is located in the Clearwater Mountains along the Gold Rush Historic Byway, just outside of Pierce, ID in North Central Idaho. Operated by the The Clearwater Ski Club, a volunteer driven not-for-profit, Bald Mountain offers your whole family affordable, winter fun.

Since establishment in 1959, this authentic ski hill remains true to the roots of skiing. With a Rope Tow and T-Bar, Bald Mountain Ski Area offers terrain for every level of skier and snowboarder.

Where & when
2358 Bald Mountain Road, Pierce, ID 83546
During winter we are open December 26 – January 2; then Weekends & Holiday through 2nd Saturday in March.

Contact
Call 208.464.2311
Email skibaldmtn@gmail.com
skibaldmountain.com
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Bill Chipman Palouse Trail

This is a wonderful paved but non-motorized transportation route between Moscow and Pullman. It is almost flat and is wide enough for all users to share and enjoy. Approximately 8 miles in length. In Moscow, it connects to the Latah Trail via the Paradise Path at the University of Idaho Campus.

www.traillink.com/trail-maps/bill-chipman-palouse-trail

info@latahtrailfoundation.org

Coeur d’Alene Casino, Hotel, Spa, Gift Shop & Cultural Tours

At Coeur d’Alene Casino, you’ll experience the very best of traditional tribal hospitality and surround yourself with tribal culture, too. Book a cultural tour to learn the traditions of the native people of the rolling hills of northern Idaho. Experiences include bicycling along the path of an ancient trail or learning a traditional artisan craft like Plateau basketry. The gift shop features Native American jewelry, and all around the resort there is native artwork on display, with notable works by Coeur d’Alene artist Leanne Campbell, as well as Navajo artist Jeremy Salazar and Colville artist Smoker Marchand. One of the resort’s lobby areas features a public room with traditional Coeur d’Alene regalia and basketry, with a short film about the history of the tribe. Cultural dinners include traditional food, storytelling, dancing and drums.

The resort offers over 300 rooms and suites, a full service spa, and a scenic setting that beckons you to explore. Golf, take a boat cruise on the lake, hike, bike, and adventure!

Where and When
37914 S Nukwalqw St., Worley, ID 83876
Open every day from 7AM–3AM

Contact
Call 800.523.2464
cdacasino.com
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Ed Corkill Memorial Trail

Ed Corkill Memorial Trail is a 10.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Juliaetta, Idaho that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and road biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

John Wayne Pioneer Trail: Ewan to Tekoa

John Wayne Pioneer Trail: Ewan to Tekoa is a 47.7 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Saint John, Washington that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This trail is in the process of being renamed the Palouse to Cascade Trail.

Kamiak Butte County Park

A National Natural Landmark. Many of the most famous photos of the Palouse were taken from the top of Kamiak Butte. A great hike and camping too.

Where and When
Between Pullman and Palouse, WA

7 am – dusk

Contact
Call Whitman County Parks & Rec Dept. 509.397.6238
whitmancounty.org

Latah Trail

The 12-mile trail between Moscow and Troy was completed in October 2008. It is a fully paved, 10-foot wide trail intended for use by pedestrians, bicyclists, in-line skaters, wheel-chair operators, cross-country skiers and others with non-motorized transportation. In August 2009, Latah County acquired ownership of the old rail bed continuing 4 miles southeast of Troy. This next section of trail is currently an unimproved gravel/rock pathway that follows Bear Creek. When this is paved, it will provide an unbroken, 30 mile path from Pullman to Juliaetta.

http://www.traillink.com/trail-maps/latah-trail.aspx

Perimeter Drive, Moscow, ID 83843 to Troy, ID 83871

Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association (MAMBA)

MAMBA (Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association)
is a group of like-minded volunteers and landowners working to provide a network of trails on Moscow Mtn and offer a variety of recreational opportunities for bikers, hikers, runners, and horseback riders. Continual access depends on the responsible & respectful use of this private land. We invite you to join our group in supporting, building and maintaining MAMBA’s trails.

Find more information at MAMBA’s website

 

Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute Nature Center

Art, nature and sustainability intersect at the PCEI Nature Center. Artistic features such as outdoor sculpture are incorporated into the landscape of the 12.3-acre grounds. Visitors can watch the sun set over Moscow from the timber-frame Artist Studio, discover PCEI’s wetlands with young nature explorers, and look for animal tracks and mosaics along the accessible pathways. Wander and explore on your own, or schedule a guided tour.

Where & When
1040 Rodeo Drive, Moscow, ID 83843
Open daily, dawn to dusk (office hours Mon.-Fri. 9 am-5 pm)

Contact
Call 208.882.1444
Email info@pcei.org
pcei.org
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The Cycle Haus Bikes and Brews

Located in Harrison, Idaho next to the world-renowned Trail of the Coeur d’ Alenes, The Cycle Haus Bikes & Brews offers bicycle rentals, service, and sales, along with delicious Doma coffee, craft beer & wine, and delectable food options. With excellent products and service, this is a place where people can come and enjoy good vibes, whether they’re a cyclist or not. The great ambience offers indoor seating with a one of a kind bar and a court yard that allows everyone to kick back and unwind while enjoying the feel of the local culture.

Where & When
7am-7pm,  7 days a week
101 N. Coeur d’Alene Ave., Harrison, ID 83833
Contact
208.689.3436
thecyclehaus.com
cyclehaus@hotmail.com
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Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes – Plummer Trailhead

The Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is one of the most spectacular trails in the western United States.  It was named one of the 25 top trails in the nation in 2010 by the Rails to Trails Conservancy. The trail runs for 73 miles on smooth asphalt that is perfect for bicycles, in-line skaters, walkers and wheelchairs, winter Nordic skiing and snowshoeing, birding, and wildlife viewing.

The Trail of the Coeur d’ Alenes is a 73-mile paved trail spanning the Idaho panhandle between Mullan and Plummer. It was created through a unique partnership between the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Union Pacific Railroad, the U. S. Government, and the State of Idaho. The trail meanders through the historic Silver Valley, along the Coeur d’Alene River past scenic Lake Coeur d’Alene and through rolling farmlands to Plummer. Twenty developed trailheads provide entry points, and there are twenty scenic waysides along the route with tables to stop for a picnic or a short rest…

See more info on the Idaho Parks & Recreation website

 

Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes Bike Trail – Harrison Trailhead

Embrace history and nature on this energizing 71-mile paved path that follows the Union Pacific Railroad from Mullan to Plummer. Along the path there are scenic views of mountains, historic Silver Valley, chain lakes region, Lake Coeur d’Alene, Chatcolet Bridge, Heyburn State Park, and the Palouse hills.

Contact
Berti at 208.689.3111
http://friendsofcdatrails.org/CdA_Trail/index.html
201 Coeur d’Alene Ave, Harrison, ID 83833

 

University of Idaho Arboretum & Botanical Garden

The Arboretum is a local favorite for portrait photography and walking meandering trails among some of the Inland Pacific Northwest’s most magnificent plant and tree species. This outdoor museum is maintained for the acquisition and proper curation of a living collection of native and introduced plants that are grown in the Inland Pacific Northwest. This is a truly restful and beautiful place.  Note: Dogs and other pets are not allowed in the Arboretum.

Where & When
1200 West Palouse River Drive, Moscow, ID. Year round, dawn to dusk

Contact
Email arboretum@uidaho.edu
uidaho.edu/infrastructure/facilities/arboretum

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