The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes is a rail-to-trail conversion which originated as a path used by the Coeur d'Alene Indians. From 1887 to 1992 the rail line provided mining transportation. The trail now features 72 miles of paved path that stretches from Mullan (at the Idaho/Montana line) to Plummer (at the Idaho/Washington line.) The trail crosses 40 bridges and passes through 13 towns.
The Chatcolet Bridge in Heyburn State Park is pictured here, where 14.5 miles of the trail at the west end are managed by the Coeur d'Alene Tribe. Heyburn State Park, the oldest park in the Pacific Northwest, was created in 1908 and is comprised of 5,500 acres of land and 2,300 acres of water. The second photo is from the Kingston trailhead on the eastern portion of the route.
One of the best things about living in North Idaho are the many incredible opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors right in our own backyard.
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