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Old 08-26-2022, 12:14 PM   #1
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RV Park near Trail of the Coeur D'Alene

Looking for advice on a good RV site within (close) cycling distance of the Trail of the Coeur D'Alene in Idaho. Has anyone RV'd and cycled this trail before that can offer some advice on where to stay, and how best to enjoy cycling the trail. I've researched through Good Sam, and some other apps, but would appreciate any "have done that" tips and suggestions.

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It seems like you'd first have to pick what part of the bike trail you want to do. There are a few towns where you can access it.

https://www.railstotrails.org/trailb...-the-hiawatha/
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We stayed at Tamarack RV Park and Vacation Cabins
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Welcome to the forum!

We did a couple of segments of the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes last year, not the entire 70+ mile trail. We used Albert's Landing in Kingston as our home base for the segments that we did. There is nearby access to the eastern end of the Trail - a quick ride from the park. Maybe a quarter mile? I'd return to Albert's and I'd recommend it. Note that the most direct access to the park is over a small bridge with a specific weight limit. I don't know that you'd be able to cross it with your rig. There was a several mile detour to access the RV park from the north. If you're at all interested, I'd suggest contacting the park to ask about your ability access the bridge, the detour and the campsites within the park.

Don't miss the section that runs through Heyburn State Park and over the Chatcolet Bridge - just gorgeous!

Camping is available at Heyburn SP, but your size may be an issue there, as well.

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We stayed at Crystal Gold Mine in Kellogg, ID for the eastern part. Also used them as base camp for the Route of the Hiawatha. Highly recommend that trail.

For the western section we stayed at Liberty Lake in Spokane Valley. Its not the most convenient, but we did other trails from there too.

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Your gonna love it. It was one of our best bicycle trips. We stayed at Blackwell Island CG in Coeur d Alene, a nice campground hard to get into but right on the river going into Lake Co Al. We also biked the Centennial Trail thru Co Al. Then the Route of the Hiawatha about 50 miles away. But well worth it, thru mile long tunnels having to use flashlights and over trestle bridges of what was once a railroad track. You ride mostly down hill and then they have old school buses take you back to the parking lot. We entered the Co Al trail from Plummer Point one day and Bull Run on anther day which is off 90. Saw moose along the trail along with other wildlife it was great. //www.ridethehiawatha.com/https://www.cdaid.org/794/departments/parks/trails-main/centennial-trailhttps://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/trail-coeur-d-alenes/[/url]
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Looking for advice on a good RV site within (close) cycling distance of the Trail of the Coeur D'Alene in Idaho. Has anyone RV'd and cycled this trail before that can offer some advice on where to stay, and how best to enjoy cycling the trail. I've researched through Good Sam, and some other apps, but would appreciate any "have done that" tips and suggestions.

Thank you!

CDA River park at Cataldo is great location aside the trail. Great Timbers restaurant same area too.

Riverfront is great there and nice folks too.
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Thank you everyone for the suggestions.

We broke up the trail into manageable sections that we could easily ride in one day (based on our aging bodies, and limited abilities). We camped at Harrison for 4 nights and rode both directions about 30 miles (out and back). Harrison to Plummer one day, then a rest day, then Harrison to Black Rock. We then moved on to Pinehurst - By The Way RV Park for 4 nights (great place but spotty WiFi) and rode Pinehurst to Black Rock one day, then another rest day, then Pinehurst to Osburn. Finally moved to Osburn - Blue Anchor RV Park for 2 nights (nice campground but recent flooding meant fresh gravel and tons of dust which tracked into the coach) and rode Osburn to Mullan.

Awesome trip, great scenery and cycling, warm temps during the day, cool temps at night. Some smoke from the fires in surrounding states, but not too bad. I've had this on my bucket list for several years, but haven't been able to put together the logistics of hotel / motels plus breaking up the trail into manageable bites. Now with the Moho and using RV parks, it was easy.

Thanks again for all the comments and suggestions.
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