Prairie Trail

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Prairie Trail is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Coeur d'Alene, Idaho that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

river

The Prairie Trail is part of the City of Coeur d’Alene trails network. It is one of the spurs of the popular North Idaho Centennial Trail, which is a 24-mile scenic paved trail from Coeur d'Alene to the Idaho–Washington state line. The Prairie Trail runs southeast to northwest for 4 miles in each direction, along a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor. It connects parks, neighborhoods, schools, and businesses. It is used for recreation as well as non-motorized transportation. Riverstone Park is located at the southern end of the trail. It is a good place to begin your trail adventure of choice. It offers picnic areas, restrooms, and a park with a beautiful lake and fountains. Several restaurants are also located nearby on Riverstone Drive. Farther up the trail, you'll traverse the western border of Ramsey Park, where you can find athletic fields, playgrounds, shaded picnic areas and restrooms. The northern end of the trail passes through rural landscapes of Rathdrum Prairie. The trail ends at N. Huetter Road, but future plans call for extending the trail another mile east from here to Meyer Road.

mountain biking
9 days ago

road biking
3 months ago

This is the nearest paved bike trail to my house, so I use it quite regularly. This is a quick route to get down to CDA Lake, or connect with the trails running East - West. Somebody dumped some serious money into the development of this trail. The trail is well-paved with smooth asphalt. I would estimate that the trail is about 15 feet wide, so it can accommodate heavy use. On this Memorial Day weekend, there were a lot of people out riding bikes, running, walking their dogs, pushing their baby strollers, etc. There was even a group of people pushing senior citizens along in wheelchairs. They looked like they were having a very nice afternoon.