Area Activities

THE “CROWN JEWEL” OF RAIL-TO-TRAIL ADVENTURES

  • The Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike or hike trail is 15 miles long with 10 train tunnels and 7 sky high trestles. The 1.66 mile long St. Paul Pass Tunnel, also know as the Taft Tunnel, is a highlight of the trail that follows the crest of the Bitterroot Mountains near Lookout Pass Ski Area.  The best part is…. it’s all downhill with shuttle buses available to transport you and your bike back to the top.  This family friendly trail is easily enjoyed by a wide variety of people from young children to super seniors.  Trail passes, shuttle tickets and mountain bike rentals are available at Lookout Pass Ski Area located right alongside Interstate 90, Exit 0, at the Idaho-Montana state line, 12 miles east of historic Wallace, Idaho. Lodge and bike rental shop open at 8:00 AM PDT.  The trail is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PDT daily through September 27

Coeur d’Alenes

  • The Trail of the Coeur d’ Alenes is a 72-mile paved trail spanning the Idaho panhandle between Mullan and Plummer. It was created through a unique partnership between the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, Union Pacific Railroad, the U. S. Government, and the State of Idaho. The trail begins in the historic Silver Valley, continues along the Coeur d’Alene River past scenic Lake Coeur d’Alene and through rolling farmlands to Plummer. Twenty developed trailheads provide entry points, and there are seventeen scenic waysides along the route for picnicking.Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is one of the most spectacular trails in the western United States.  It was named one of the 25 top trails in the nation in 2012 by the Rails to Trails Conservancy. The trail runs for 72 miles on smooth asphalt that is perfect for road bikers, in-line skaters, walkers and wheelchairs.
  •  Lake Coeur d’Alene Cruises. 90 minute cruises daily. Reservations not required. Tickets available on the dock–first come, first served. Beautiful cruise.

Wallace/Kellogg

Today, Wallace and Kellogg, Idaho are a  tourist Mecca. The world is drawn to this area by the towering mountains, beautiful forests, sparkling streams, and world class attractions. Just east of town is the Lookout Pass recreation area which averages over 400 inches of light fluffy powder on the ski runs every year. South and East of Wallace is the world famous Route of the Hiawatha. This 15 mile section of former railway is widely recognized as the most scenic hiking and biking trail in the USA. Silver Mountain Resort with a waterpark and gondolas to the ski mountain lies only 20 minutes to the west. Just under an hour from StoneRidge!

Sandpoint Idaho

Nestled between the Selkirk, Cabinet and Coeur d’Alene  mountain ranges on magnificent Lake Pend Oreille, with a wide variety of outdoor recreation plus arts and cultural events happening weekly, Sandpoint is amazing.  Sandpoint is primarily a Lake town, but the beauty surrounds it on all sides.  Lake Pend Oreille, the largest lake in the state is on the south side and Schweitzer Ski Resort community is on the northern side of town.  Mountains and lakes are all around Sandpoint.  Just under an hour from StoneRidge

More Activities

  • Brand new in 2015, Timberline Adventures, the ultimate outdoor experience in Coeur d’Alene. A zipline adventure, 7 lines and 3 sky bridges, with views that are out of this world.
  •  Buck Knife Factory Tour. 45 minutes. Post Falls
  • Cat Tales. Small and large animal rescue center. Home to the Zoological Training Center. The only school of this type in North America. Guided or self tours daily.
  • Farragut State Park. Numerous hiking or biking trails on or near Lake Pend Oreille. Both paved and unpaved. Various skill levels. $4 entry fee.

More Activities

  • Lots of hiking, riding, and ATV trails in Northern Idaho, some just minutes from your front door. Join the StoneRidge Hikers on Tuesday mornings to experience our favorite hiking trails and get some exercise too.
  •  Green Bluff Growers. Wide assortment of You-pick or freshly picked fruits and vegetables. Just over the hump north of Spokane. Excellent source of fresh, locally grown produce.
  • Upper Priest Lake Trail. Trail head at Beaver Creek recreational site in a pristine area. Beautiful views of both the lake and mountains. Maps available at the ranger station. 60 miles from StoneRidge, but well worth it for the views and wildlife.