While many people think of potatoes when they hear Idaho, they really should be thinking about the outdoor adventures the state has to offer. Also the home of Club Ride Apparel, Idaho is rich in bike trails, some of which are among the best in the nation. This is why we have so much pride in our state, which is what lead us to compile our list of the three best bike trails in Idaho.
Trail of Coeur d’Alenes
As one of the most popular bike trails in Idaho, the Trail of Coeur D’Alenes begins near Mullan, Idaho. As the trail leads away from the Montana border, the terrain gets a little more treacherous. As the trail weaves its way through the historic Silver Valley you will see many historical mining towns before you come to Lake Coeur d’Alenes.
This 73 mile-long trail ends in Plummer, Idaho just east of the Washington border. Since this bike trail follows the former Union Pacific Railroad, you will have an endless list of sights to see as you ride this gorgeous trail.
North Idaho Centennial Trail
Another one of the best bike trails in Idaho is the North Idaho Centennial Trail. This paved trail extends from Higgins Point on the Northeast side of Lake Coeur d’Alenes to the Idaho-Washington state border where it then becomes Washington’s Spokane River Centennial Trail.
Since Higgins Point is a popular location for Bald Eagle watchers, the trail head near the lake is a prime destination for bikers who love to watch wildlife. Additionally, since the North Idaho Centennial Trail begins near Lake Coeur d’Alenes, you are able to access the Trail of Coeur d’Alenes and partake in two of the best trails in Idaho.
Boise River Greenbelt
This popular Idaho bike trail is almost entirely paved and runs through 12 parks. Starting at the Lucky Peak Dam, the Boise River Greenway extends more than 30 miles west to Eagle, Idaho. The Boise River Greenway also runs through Idaho’s state capital, Boise. As Boise’s population has grown, the greenway has remained untouched, making it a great wildlife viewing area within the state’s largest city.
While the Boise River Greenway may not satisfy the nature loving appetites of some mountain bikers, the inclusion of many monuments and memorials make this one of the best bike trails in Idaho.If you are ready to ride one of Idaho’s best trails you can set up with all your biking apparel here at Club Ride Apparel’s online store. If you have any questions about our products you can contact us here or call us at 208.726.2582.