Posts tagged: Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes
OUTDOOR RECREATION — This is sad news for Coeur d'Alene River anglers, floaters and users of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes.
Future of historic Enaville Resort (Snakepit) uncertain as owners battle cancer — story by D.F. Oliveria/Huckleberries.
TRAILS — North Idaho continues to get a steady stream of good press from its world-class rail trails — the Route of the Hiawatha near Lookout Pass and the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes that runs from Mullan to Plummer.
A Rails-to-Trails Conservancy publication recently published a feature about Wallace entitled, “In Idaho, Former Silver Mining Town Reinvents Itself as Trails Destination.”
“When we use the phrase “destination trail,” the Route of the Hiawatha in Idaho is exactly what we have in mind,” the author says. “The trail itself is the draw; people come from across the country, and sometimes the world, to ride this 15-mile rail-trail through the spectacular Bitterroot Mountains and wilderness area, including a 1.6-mile tunnel.”
As recreation enthusiasts add it to their “bucket list” of adventures, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy named the Hiawatha to its Rail-Trail Hall of Fame earlier this year.
The nearby Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, North Idaho Centennial Trail and Old Milwaukee Road corridor, has meant to local populations have made “giant impact” on local communities, Wallace businessmen told the writer. The 72-mile Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes passes directly by Wallace, a geographical key to transferring trail-user numbers into commerce that fills up to 20 percent of the beds in the Wallace Inn during the summer trail season.
BICYCLING — Weekend reports from cyclists indicate that wildlife is alive and well along the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, especially in the Bull Run-to-Cataldo stretch.
And you might want to figure in a little wildlife waiting time into your next trail itinerary. And perhaps a little FISHING time.
TRAILS — The commission that governs the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes — which stretches 72 miles from Mullan to Plummer —is having a meeting Thursday, and the public is invited.
The meeting will start at 9 a.m. at the Heyburn State Park Visitor Center in Plummer.
An agreement between the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation and the Coeur d’Alene Tribe establishes a partnership for the ownership, management and operation of the trail. Part of that called for a six-member commission to oversee trail management, a joint news release said.
Meetings are held twice per year.
Info: call the tribe at (208) 686-1800 or the Department of Parks and Recreation at (208) 769-1511.