Prairie Trail

About the Prairie Trail

Thanks to efforts by the North Idaho Centennial trail Foundation and the City of Coeur d'Alene, the Prairie Trail was constructed in July 2008 linking parks, schools, neighborhoods and businesses. The Prairie Trail starts at Beebe Boulevard and runs northwest 4 miles across town ending at Huetter Road. Plans to extend the trail another mile to Meyer Road are underway.

Click here for directional map to the Riverstone Trailhead

 Overview Map of the Prairie Trail

Maintenance and Operation
Operation and maintenance of the Praire Trail is provided by the City of Coeur d'Alene Parks Department and the North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation. 

pt4  pt7  pt1

 Special Activities Permit
 Any group wanting to have a special activity using any part of the Prairie Trail must obtain a “Special Activities Permit.” Activities requiring a permit include marathons, triathlons/biathlons, bicycle rallies, walkathons, and foot races/runs. A Special Activities Permit is available from the Coeur d’Alene Parks Department office at 710 E. Mullan Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814 or the Post Falls Parks Department.
If you are interested in donating a bench, bike, drinking fountain, exercise equipment or picnic table to be used along the Prairie Trail, please contact Monte McCully, Trails Coordinator for the Coeur d'Alene Parks Department at (208) 292-5766.
Rules and Regulations 
The following rules and regulations help to protect the trail and trail users:
  • Keep to the right of the trail
  • Alcoholic beverages prohibited
  • Pedestrians have right-of-way
  • All users remain on designated trails
  • Bicycle speed limit: 15 mph
  • Maximum of two bicycle riders abreast at any time; if pedestrians are present, only one allowed.
  • Pets must be on a leash
  • Do not dusturb plants or animals
  • Pack-it-in/Pack-it-out
  • No structures, including vending equipment, are allowed
  • No motorized vehicles allowed on trail
  • Camping is prohibited

    North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation
    The non-profit North Idaho Centennial Trail Foundation assists with maintenance and capital improvement of the Prairie Trail, as well as supports the development of new trails in Kootenai County. For information regarding current projects and membership in the Foundation, write to:
P.O. Box 5163
Coeur d’Alene, Id. 83816