Beginner Offroad Trails Near Spokane

Chewelah-Clayton

This route is an easy, family oriented excursion ride on county roads. It is a two-way paved and gravelled road system. Many small farms, forested areas, and open meadows will be seen.
Total Miles
53.5
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time

Cottonwood

Family oreinted loop ride. Roads are paved and gravel. Some muddy areas in the forested regions may exist. Be aware of two-way traffic as these are all county roads in residential areas.
Total Miles
22.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time

Cottonwood Divide

The route encompasses both pavement and gravel roads. Flowery Trail road is paved, but OHV travel is authorized. The route is mainly forested road, with several breaks where you can view distant mountains and valleys.…
Total Miles
33.3
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time

Red Marble

This is a combination of paved and gravel county roads. Easily navigated by novice riders. The route takes you to the top of the Red Marble Magnesite Quarry area. It is a short hike to…
Total Miles
36.2
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time

Stensgar Mountain

This is an excursion type ride, involving all road types from paved county roads, to the primitive sections of road leading to Stensgar Mountain. From the three communities, you will be on paved county roads,…
Total Miles
55.7
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time

Chewelah Creek

This is a long scenic trail between Chewelah Creek Campground and Cusick, WA. It has multiple scenic viewpoints that present excellent photo opportunities. The majority of the trail is along well-maintained roads but narrows in…
Total Miles
2.3
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time
Sp

Winchester Creek

Portions of the route are paved roads in the valley area and on Flowery Trail Rd. Once you are in the forest, roads are gravelled. Gravel roads may be dusty, unless it has rained recently.…
Total Miles
53.8
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time

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

Calispell Peak

This is a major excursion route. Combination of paved road out of Chewelah, gravel road, and steep rocky parts as you get on the Calispell Peak Road. It is a rough, bouncy, two mile section…
Total Miles
58.3
Tech Rating
2 Moderate
Best Time

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

Chewelah-Beaver Lodge

This is a major excursion route from Chewelah, 57 miles north to the Beaver Lodge, located in the Little Pend Oreille lakes recreation area. It is paved road out of the Chewelah area up to…
Total Miles
44
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time

Iron Mtn-Chewelah

Family oriented ride through forested region and rural valley area. Dusty gravel roads during the dry summer months, with muddy spots during and after storms. Easily negotiated with OHV's. Recommend having a chain saw or…
Total Miles
35
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time

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

Fourth of July Mountain

Gravel road route, with some areas of dirt and possible muddy conditions, depending upon weather.
Total Miles
32.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time

Turtle Rock

This trail utilizes Klines Meadow Road, which is quite an easy ride, but branches off in multiple areas which increase the difficulty. Watch for sections of steep hills and possible rockslides. Take the opportunity to…
Total Miles
9.4
Tech Rating
3 Moderate
Best Time
Sp

Hartill Meadows

Easy road ride. Mostly forested, with some open areas where you can view the valleys and mountains. Makes for a nice 2 hour excursion ride for family outing. Road may be rutted. Hartill Meadows is…
Total Miles
14.4
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time

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

Tacoma Creek

This route features a loop route which takes you to Calispell Peak. It is all gravel road, with the final 2 mile road to Calispell Peak being rough and rocky, with a couple of steep…
Total Miles
33.6
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time

Cliff Ridge

This excellent trail starts out on paved a paved road at an elevation of 2,154 ft and finishes of with a spectacular view overseeing the area north of Chewelah WA at an elevation of 3,767…
Total Miles
6.2
Tech Rating
3 Easy
Best Time
Su / Sp / Fa

Ruby-Tacoma Creek Loop

Great all-day family ride, with some good challenges for novice riders. Road is mostly gravel, with some pavement to ride in the Little Pend Oreille Lakes area as you transit to the main route. The…
Total Miles
50.7
Tech Rating
2 Easy
Best Time

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

Daisy

Family oriented route, paved and gravel county roads. Road travels over two passes, through small farm country. Expect dusty conditions, except following storms. Some areas can be muddy then. Be alert for two-way traffic, along…
Total Miles
40.8
Tech Rating
1 Easy
Best Time

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

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

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

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

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

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