Beginner Offroad Trails Near Coeur d'Alene

Penn Trail, Cave Trail Loop

These are single track trails that are part of the Canfield trail system. Penn is a one-way up trail and Cave is a one-way down trail. Penn is a sustained climb that is mostly smooth,…
Total Miles
6.3
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Horse Ridge Trail

Most of this trail is on a paved twisty road leading up into the Panhandle National Forest. The pavement ends at the top of the hill and spiderwebs into several dirt trails. Horse Ridge Trail…
Total Miles
7
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Horse Ridge Clop Clop

Combination of dirt and gravel trail that twists through the forest with distant views out to Lake Hayden. There are a couple of dispersed campsites on the side of the trail. There is also one…
Total Miles
5.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

CDA-Hayden Lake View Route

Looking to check out the entire Rathdrum Prairie area? This is a great, scenic route featuring excellent views of the towns of Coeur d'Alene, Hayden, Athol, Rathdrum, and out to Post Falls. You also are…
Total Miles
45
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Fernan Saddle

This is a mostly paved section of trail providing access to a network of other trails in the area. It begins at a large open staging area with multiple trailheads, this area is good for…
Total Miles
2.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Blue Ridge Views

A beautiful drive down from the Fernando Saddle. If coming from the top of the saddle, you will enjoy expansive views and pass a few trails to explore. As you get to the valley below,…
Total Miles
2.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Hayden Lake Divide

This is a middle trail used to link up to other trails in the area. It's also part of a nice loop if taken from Fernan Saddle and connected up to Horse Ridge Clop Clop…
Total Miles
3.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Railroad Grade

This well-graded trail follows what appears to be an old mining rail track. The grade is easy, but after years of travel, when wet, have created some decent-sized potholes and some rocky sections. There are…
Total Miles
6.5
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

CDA Deception Creek

This popular trail connects the tarmac at the top of the hill to the network of routes below. It's a very smooth, wide trail with blind corners and many people speeding. The views from the…
Total Miles
7.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Spades Connection

What a great way to connect one set of routes to another. It's mostly graded and easy to follow, but some forestry work has been done in a few sections. The best part is now…
Total Miles
4.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Hell's Canyon

Singletrack trail to connect Hayden Creek to the Spades Mountain Trails. The trail begins 5 miles up Hayden Creek Road from the end of the pavement. There is a parking area at the trailhead, although…
Total Miles
3.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Deception Creek Circle

This fun side loop takes you away from the heavily trafficked Deception Creek Trail. It's narrow with lots of evidence of downed trees. There are deep potholes and puddles from the many springs leeching into…
Total Miles
3.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Canyon Fork

From east to west, Canyon Fork Trail starts off with several steep switchbacks on loose dirt with loose rocks. Trail is likely to be dusty in the summer. The trail levels out and is a…
Total Miles
2.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Lone Cabin Creek

This is a well-traveled and graded trail that heads up into the hills to Five Fingers Saddle, with many trail options to explore at the top. It's mostly wide enough to pass oncoming traffic, but…
Total Miles
2.6
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Badger Mountain

Although we "didn't see no stinking Badgers," we assume they must be around if this is the namesake. The trail starts with a narrow, rutted, and solid climb with some loose sections. About 3/4 of…
Total Miles
1.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Echo Peak OHV

This out-and-back trail starts pretty easy, then gets very narrow. The first out and back finger ends abruptly at a small hiking trail. Larger SXS will want to use the turnaround/camping spot before they get…
Total Miles
4.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Hudlow

This mostly easy trail runs from the ridgeline to the valley or visa-versa. Near the lower section is a well-constructed warming hut for snowmobile season, complete with a pit toilet and a vast valley with…
Total Miles
6.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Mt Spokane via IEP Backroads

This route goes from Spirit Lake, ID to the top of Mt Spokane via Inland Empire Paper logging roads and Mt Spokane Nordic Trails. Starting from Brickel Creek Road (via IEP Brickel Creek Gate), to…
Total Miles
14.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Johnson/Lakeview Rd. #278

This is a dirt road with small ruts and occasional deep ruts, clear width for large vehicles, and many off-shoot narrow trails for ATVs or dirt bikes.
Total Miles
14.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Gurley Saddle

This trail heads up into the hills from the main graded trail below. Near the bottom is the Little North Fork of the CDA River, with a few dispersed camping spots. From there, the trail…
Total Miles
6.1
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Cascade Picnic

This narrow trail connects at the top with the Gurly Saddle and Lavoie OHV trails. It's primarily narrow, with some low hanging and downed trees here and there. Closer to the bottom, there appear to…
Total Miles
4.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Bead Lake

Some paved, mostly gravelled roads. Easy ride. Mostly forested road with some open areas where views are available.
Total Miles
27.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time

Panhandle Overland Rally Welcome Trail

Please keep in mind this is private property and is only accessible by attending the Panhandle Overland rally and is accessible one weekend a year. So please be respectful of this private property for the…
Total Miles
2.1
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Waterhole Creek

Waterhole Creek trail begins at Gold Hill - (Road 770) and climbs up through dense timber and along an open ridge to Prospect Peak where it drops off onto Big Creek road. The trailhead is…
Total Miles
4.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa

Panhandle Overland Rally Scenic Loop

Please keep in mind this is private property and is only accessible by attending the Panhandle Overland rally and is accessible one weekend a year. So please be respectful of this private property for the…
Total Miles
3.9
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa

Johnson/Lakeview

This long slog runs from the valley below up the grade into the mountains. There are great views around many corners of the surrounding hills and the Clark Fork River. It leads up over plenty…
Total Miles
6.9
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Derr Point

This narrow, bumpy out and back trail heads into the hills and gets narrower and narrower the further you go. There aren't a lot of spots to camp, but there are plenty of opportunities to…
Total Miles
5.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Fa / Su / Sp

Johnson's Vista Trail

This narrow trail spurs off the main road and twists and turns its way to the cliff's edge. There are some rocky sections and quite a few rutted-out sections. Here and there are small pullouts…
Total Miles
1.8
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Sp / Su / Fa

Ruen Run

This connector trail links the upper ridge trail network to the trails below. There are plenty of tight turns and switchbacks. The occasional offshoot leads to a locked gate or a decent place to dispersed…
Total Miles
9.4
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Johnson Creek

This wide easy trail travels right along the banks of the stunning Clark Fork River. You'll pass fields of hay and tons of spectacular bridges and waterways. A pit toilet double boat load is in…
Total Miles
2.6
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time
Su / Fa / Sp