Canfield Trail System - TRAIL

Canfield Trail System - Trail, Coeur d' Alene, Idaho

There are more than 32 trail miles in this system with maps posted along the trails. Some trails are steep and have ruts, rocks, roots, and other obstacles. Others have loose rock or steep dropoffs along the edge. If you get a chance to ride this place trail 9 (Jump Trail) and 4 (Cave Trail) are fast single track down hill

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jill   Downhiller [Jul 08, 2010]

We found this spot just passing through on a roadtrip. Beautiful scenery, close proximity to downtown, nice spot, but the trails were more about climbing to a vista than being awesome singletrack. The climb up is steady, but fairly rutted out most of the way from Motorized vehicles.

We kept going past the penn station to I think the Jump trail #9. It had no jumps and was just a deep rut the whole way, not very sweet. The A trail and cave trail were pretty fun, fast and flowy, but not difficult. Not really a technical ride, but enjoyable to be out.

Trails are marked pretty well.

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RAMNATION1   Weekend Warrior [Jul 30, 2008]


http://www.fs.fed.us/ipnf/visit/brochures/cda/canfieldmtn_trails.pdf

***copy and paste this link*** it's the ranger station map (freebie)

Ride This mountain every day. I live close so it's not an issue. My favorite thing to tell poeple, locals and tourists, anywhere in CDA takes 15 minutes if you want to get there :). The mountain is a great XC ride from say downtown, or from the Parking lot at NOAHS ARK.(this is on 15th St across from Nettleton Gulch road) My personal time from the MAIN trailhead Parking lotto the Towers on the fire road all the way(with a couple of B.S. stops) is 55 min. The road heading to the main parking lot is a workout, but when you get there, you have 3 distinct routes to choose from to get you rollin. CAVE-PENN-Fire Road... I love this mountain and hope nothing bad happens. Recently there has been trail maintenance done on the Infamous CAVE trail, and it has been cleaned off and roots taken out and cleared. WATCH out for the outside sloping corners!!!

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*** AS far as the levels of
aerobic-technical rating- these are actually what I would tell people I have never ridden with- ***the overall rating*** I live close, it's free, and it gets my fat ass up and riding... of course it gets a 5++++ LMFAO If you get out there,a nd want to ride(even if you kick my ass) get in touch before you head out and I would be more than happy to ride with new people...
My favorite loop -
start in the parking lot -1562-
-A- jogs right and up
(hit -3- junction take a left)
take -6- up to
-D- come back on -7- fly by -B- to PENN STATION
(BTW... be on your game if you're ballin)
Hang a right onto CAVE(*remember those outside corners*)
***-7-*** hooks into CAVE at a creek crossing*** with the wash out, and the angle you come in... be prepared to be slowing WAY down, it is almost a 110* left turn.

This trail will give you a good hour maybe hour and 30 minute ride depending on how cardio you are... fun, fast, and makes you want more :)
make sure if you're a new rider... you run 30-40 psi in your tires if they are in the 2.0-2.4 tire size

Similar Products Used: Beacon http://www.fttrc.org/index.htm
Great XC riding in and killer almost reminiscent of the mountain being a big DJ/freeride Park feel. Next to the Spokane river, and easily accessible. OH YEAH... did I mention FREE? LOL Trail 257 out near Mineral Ridge, and Wolf Lodge Bay.
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jerzdude   Weekend Warrior [Nov 09, 2006]

I was visiting Coeur d'Alene this October, and I try to ride every where I go (assuming there's a mountain), so I rented a bike and headed out to Canfield (recommended by locals). Plenty of single-track... the trails were technical enough to be fun, but not so much to be dangerous (I was riding alone). The whoop-d-dos created by the motorbikes made the single-track even more interesting. The views of Cd'A and Hayden lakes from the Viewpoint were awesome and I was amazed by how clear the air was. A truly phenomenal ride!! And thanks to the guys at Vertical Earth for changing the brakes on my rental to "motorcycle style" and printing out a map.

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From the parking lot, I rode up Penn Trail (trail 8) to Penn Station, up trail 7, then up the fire road to the Viewpoint. I rode back down the same way I came up. I would have liked to explore more, but I was short on time. Next time...

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5
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3
Josh Exley   Downhiller [May 05, 2004]

I actually ride this mountain every day, not just once a week. My friends and I live for biking and ride the whole mountain every day!

Customer Service

Take any, it's all good. Ride what you like. All skill levels.

Similar Products Used: 9th street jumps. Downtown, in the center of the ghetto!
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5
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Vaughn   [Oct 07, 1999]

I'd love to have this little network of trails in my backyard. Lots of options from hardpack singletrack to rock gardens and roots. Although you can post a lot of miles riding around, it mostly loops back on itself, which is good because it is hard to get lost, but you also don't get the feeling that you are way out there. There are fireroad branches that you can take way back in the woods as well. It is wonderful the area has been adopted by the biking community, but unfortunately it was inherited from the OHV, which at least as of 3 years ago when I last rode, still had access to the area. The more the merrier, but this reflects in the many hike a bike straight up trails sprinkled throughout the woods. At the time I was there, a fair number of the very nice trail marker signs had been shot up and unreadable. How frustrating for the dedicated maintenance clubs. Doesn't help to have a shooting range just up the road, which you can hear disturbingly clear on much of the trail. Don't know that I'd make this a destination ride, but I would certainly frequent it if I still lived in the area.

Customer Service

May as well try all of them.

Similar Products Used: All of the Idaho Panhandle is just begging for exploration. Limitless back country fireroads. In fact, if you continue up the paved road past Canmore, it becomes dirt at the top of the pass, then dumps down into a beautiful river valley, that's gotta be snowmobile heaven in the winter. Check out up toward Sand Point at Farragut State Park. Mount Schweitzer is also decent. Real northward in Fernie, BC has probably the best extended trail system development. It should be a bike destination. There is also some awesome fast singletrack out at Mount Spokane. A real undiscovered area is also down toward Lewiston, a book called Mountain Biking Hog Heaven covers a lot down that-a-way.
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MB   [Jul 07, 2000]

Rode this while visiting relatives in the area. I got a map of the Canfield trail system from a local bike shop which was very helpful. Miles of great winding singletrack with some bitchen loose rock descents. I rode every trail that I could find over a four hour period. The conditions were pretty loose and dusty in mid-September which was probably due to weekend motorcycle trafic and lack of rain. I rode during the week and did'nt see or hear another sole which suprized me since a populated city is near by.
If you're gonna be in this area and want to ride some sweet singletrack, definately check this place out. Hopefully I get to ride there again someday.

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It's all good. I was lost and had a blast!

Similar Products Used: No clue. I live in Hawaii.
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Kim Sturts   [Feb 09, 2001]

These trails are very fun and there is every thing from wide jeep trails to some very steep technical down hill. If you want the very steepest trail on the mountain take trail 1(my favorate) from the radio tower strait down. You lose about 2000 Vertical feet in about 10 minutes!! Also For another killer ride try taking trail 28# from the top off hulkleberry mountain. Its about 7 miles long and comes out right at trail #10. If you do it in a shuttle ride You will get 3500 Feet off down hill and about 14 miles of sweet single track!!

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For best shuttle rides Take Tails #5, #9to4#(cave trail) or trail 10. The first two go from the top off canfield mountain and go downthe main parking area. There is one Dirt road that will take you too the top At the top the road splits with the left way going to the trails 5,1, and D (and the big radio tower) and the right going to trail 9, and 10. From where the road splits trail 5 is about 1/2 mile and trail 9 is less then 1/2 mile. Trail 5 will take you down the front side down 2000 feet with no up hill!. For trail 9 you have to actully cut onto trail 8(stay left when the trail first splits) and then take that all the way down to the main parking area. If you get a map you can also take trails A,4,5,or 3(from trail 8) down to the main parking. If you dont stay left on 8 you will take 9 all the way down onto the other side of the mountain. This side is the fernan side and is far from the main parking area. If you continue on the main dirt road from trail 9 you will find trail 10, then the road goes right and back down the mountain. There are some other dirt road that junction off but you should be able to tell the main one. This road goes all the way down to Fernan Road bye a shoting range. At the bottom you it will meet up with trail 10. This also gives you about 2000 feet of down hill with only a small amount off up hill at the beging!!

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Kim Sturts   [Feb 11, 2001]

The trails are all good but trail 1 and 5 are the steepest trails on the mountain. They are also the best for shuttling with a car (I know I am lazy :P) because there is a dirt road that goes right to the top of these trails. It ends up that you meet up with the person driving down about the same time that you get down. I like to take 3 or 4 people and have each person take a turn driving down the hill. This way you get 2-3 runs in that are 3 miles long and all steep down hill :O. At any rate these trails are all pretty sweet and you can find anything from fire roads to steep and technical. Thx =)

Customer Service

Opps. I sent my last review in without editing it :(. First of you can get a detailed map of the Canfield mountain trail system at Vertical Earth Bike Shop(also the best bike shop in town) on 3rd and Lake side(thats downtown by the lake and resort). When I was giving directions for trail 9 I ment to say that you must go right NOT left at the first fork to go onto trail 8 and stay on the front side that goes back to the main parking area. There is also a map off the trails posted on the hill. The first sign is just a hunderd feet up trail 8 from the main parking lot. Also note these trails are mostly used for motercycles but there are also many mountain bikers using the trail system

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Randy Fristoe   [Mar 22, 2001]

The trails range from novice beginer flat single track, to extreme downhill decents. There is enough of everything to keep everyone happy. South Eastern slope of the mountain has the steepest rockiest trails... only suitable for hardcore downhillers with the bikes to match. Many of the tamer trails offer fast single track that can be riden in either direction. Lots of speed can be had, and there is much to offer the technicle junkies as well. If you really want to know about this area send me an e-mail.

Customer Service

30+ miles of networked trails that all tie together at some point. Pick from many possible routes that all come back together eventually. Can't get lost, but unfamiliar riders might spend some time figuring out the system with the map provided at any local bike shop.

Similar Products Used: many many many to talk about, most known by locals only. hundreds of miles of interwoven trails and fire roads to ride.
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Toby Reynolds   [Jul 08, 2002]

I don't live in Coeur d'Alene any more, but I'm dieing to get back. Canfield Trails were my training grounds. I must say I've not been on better trail than these. There is so much to choose from. Anyone can really enjoy these trails. I like them so much, I almost hate myself for telling anyone else that they exist. You should really check this out!!!

Customer Service

My favorite is to ride up the main road, to the lookout point. Then start down to "Jump Trail". At one point you can either turn right, to "Cave Trail", which rocks with single track, or turn left if you want some great rocks and drops. There will be a good climb first but the downhill is well worth it. If you follow this rout, it should take about 45 min. to reach the lookout point and about 20 min. to get back down to the parking area. Both trails will take you back to the parking area.

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