Coeur d'Alene, ID

Lakeside Run: North Idaho Centennial Trail

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The North Idaho Centennial Trail sits at the heart of Coeur d’Alene’s running scene. This asphalt multi-use path wraps around the center of the city and the Coeur d’Alene Lake before following the Spokane River west into Washington. There are great views of the lake and mountains.

The most central place to access the trail is McEuen Park, just south of East Front Ave. From here, runners can follow the trail east along East Mullan Ave and south along East Coeur d’Alene Lake Drive to Higgens Point — a total of 7 miles. Alternatively, runners can head west around City Beach and North Idaho College. The trail meets I-90 and the intersection with the Prairie Trail after about 3.5 miles. The North Idaho Centennial Trail continues left (west) along I-90 and the Spokane River for 11.5 miles until it meets Spokane’s Centennial Trail. The Prairie Trail reaches north, through Ramsey Park, for 3.5 miles to the Mikelson Canal.

Essentials
  • Up to ~10 miles one-way
  • 453 feet
  • McEuen Park is a good central access point
  • Lakeside Bus Stop