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scenic driving
2 months ago

This is a pleasant drive through the rolling hills of southern Idaho.

10/24/17 - there weren’t any signs to show where the trail starts so we walked the road and then eventually went down on the old unused railroad tracks. The tracks run along the river. Beautiful fall colors. Easy but watch your step on the tracks.

There is no markings at all, for the hike. We followed the map. Alltrails provide. There is a dirt road and atv road. There is a railroad closer to the river. The view of the area and river is amazing.

trail into lake either direction is in perfect shape. lots of hard work has obviously gone in to clearing deadfall. trails to the bomber crash site were in horrible condition. watch for Mamma Moose and baby at crash site. very very marshy conditions. in mid -late July. at upper end of lake.

From Coeur d'Alene you go to Higgins Point, and from there you have to go back again ?? (a very short ride on the bike if you're out for some excercise) The views of the lake are fine, but a lot of traffic/noise on the road. Unfortunately

We hiked this last year in June 2016. We hiked to the bomber which was a challenge. The water was high and we had to cross two rivers. It worked out because there were a lot of downed trees we had to hike over so the cold water was a welcome. If you're up for an adventure I'd say do it!! It took us from start to finish with a few resting points about 6 hours.

Absolutely beautiful drive!

scenic driving
8 months ago

A beautiful Sunday drive, twisting and turning through the Boise National Forest from Boise to Lowman. The highway offers many side roads which lead to various camp or hunting grounds.

off road driving
8 months ago

It was great until I got pulled over by the cops for flashing my brights at 1:30 in the morning on our way home.

off road driving
9 months ago

Pretty easy trip. Nothing really challenging, and some nice sights along the way. It's if you want to get some dirt on the tires but don't have all day.

It was my buddy’s birthday today. He turned 75. He went to the gym in the morning, hiked Mineral Ridge after that, and was getting bored, so he called me to ride bicycles on Rutledge Trailhead, or as the locals refer to it, “Higgen’s Point Trail.” At 10 miles, this is not a really long ride for a bike, but some of the hills will daunt to a degree, the resolve of all but hardcore bike riders. We rode to Higgens Point, and on the way back, my buddy stopped at the pull up bars, to knock out 20 pull ups, just to show off. If I am fortunate enough to live to be 75, I will be grateful if I can even pull up my own pants.

I have ridden this trail multiple times before, but today, I decided to add it to the trail lists on AllTrails. AllTrails has turned into a hobby for me, (maybe a religion, haha!) and I have really started to enjoy exploring the trails on AllTrails, and finding new ones to add to the awesome database. I’ve been like a missionary lately, whenever I meet someone on a trail, I ask if they have heard of AllTrails. It is my goal to find and add ten new awesome trails this summer. But I digress!

Rutledge Trailhead is a really nice spot to go for a walk along the shore of Coeur d’Alene Lake. I saw lots of people walking their dogs today. One of the dogs got so excited when we passed on bicycles, that I stopped to give it a little love. The views of the lake are lovely! There is usually a cool wind blowing off this end of the lake. In the summer, that is a plus, in the winter, not so much!

I have taken a few evening walks along this trail before. The exercise stations along the way, are tempting, almost making it impossible to not try them out a little. Lastly, this is such a nice trail, so smooth and well-maintained, that it would be paradise for a wheelchair rider. There are many assisted living homes in North Idaho. I am planning to see if I can find someplace to volunteer to help with outdoors activities. This would be such a nice place to share with an elderly shut in!

scenic driving
9 months ago

I drove this from Victor to Ashton during the fires back in the 80's because the road was closed in Yellowstone. We wanted to get to the Firehole river swimming hole and this was the only way. Nice drive along the foothills of the Tetons

Choose your adventure in this park, well maintained paved educational trails. Most are stroller and wheelchair friendly to some that were slightly more challenging, all the ones we saw were easily car accessible. My 2 kids (under 10) stated it was "the best day ever"

mountain biking
11 months ago

I enjoyed this trail. I would say it is moderate in difficulty but the last half that follows the river is a little tricky. I did this in 2014 and have it on my list for 2017 again. Skilled mountain bikers should have no issues with this trail.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Another great job Ed. This is a great area to ride and you never run out of trails.

More great areas to ride ATV's! Idaho has everything to offer for the ATVer, hiker, horse back rider and even the walkers.
Great job!

scenic driving
Sunday, November 13, 2016

I drove from Victor to Ashton on this route. It is very beautiful on a clear summer day. Good views of the Tetons as well as gently rolling fields of wheat. I never expected the Idaho side of the Tetons to be so stunning.

scenic driving
Saturday, November 12, 2016

I'm from the East Coast so for me, this was an incredibly scenic drive for being on a highway. From Rexburg until you hit Caribou-Targhee National Forest, on a clear day you can see all the way to the Tetons. They loom over miles of undulating grain fields and the view is especially stunning at sunrise. Once you get into the national forest, the drive is forested but with the opportunity to see all kinds of wildlife such as moose and deer.

off road driving
Friday, November 11, 2016

This trail is in the Payette National Forest, not Gospel Hump.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

This is a scenic route follow 75 towards Boise. There are multiple hot springs if you drive inland. Road quality is OK in dry weather. Rutted

horseback riding
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Dad took me and the other kids here in the early 90's. I don't think we started at Warren, though... We took a boat down the river and a raft for part. Then we rode up on horseback. I remember shooting his .44 magnum when we got to the lookout.

I also recall fishing (quite successfully!) at a decent sized lake somewhere out here. I was too young to be able to tell you where, though! I'd love to retrace these steps someday!

I think anyone would have considered my dad a real mountain man out here at some point (he was a hunting guide around 1970).

scenic driving
Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Beautiful Hike!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This trail is usually not open until July due to the snowpack.

off road driving
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This road is usually not open until July or later due to the snowpack.

off road driving
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

This trail is not accessible anytime until July at the earliest due to annual snowfall and snowpack.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

We drove through here and walked some. It was a lovely route. Highly recommend.

scenic driving
Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Beautiful drive along the Salmon River from Challis, ID to Stanley, ID. Cool ghost towns to see along the way.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Good for a shorter hike. Not as scenic as trails in the Sawtooths, but no snow on the trail for Memorial Day Weekend.

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