Hiking and Mountain Biking

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A Gem for Hiking and Biking Enthusiasts

There’s no better way to fully experience a landscape than by trekking through it. With over 500+ acres of maintained pathways, a variety of elevation changes with spectacular views of the river and the falls, The Community Forest offers casual, easy, moderate, and challenging trails that can be conquered in a day.  Beyond Post Falls, you can explore numerous trails connecting northern Idaho for unforgettable hikes, bike rides and more around lakes, mountains, and wildlife. 

Hiking enthusiasts have hundreds of trails throughout northern Idaho to choose from. Every level of hiking ability will find spectacular views of mountains, lakes, and valleys. Recently, the City of Post Falls acquired 518 acres, called the Post Falls Community Forest, creating a haven for hikers, bikers, horseback riders, anglers, and rock climbers – all within 10 minutes of the interstate. The trail begins at Q’emiln Park (pronounced “Ka-Mee-Lin”) and winds through the gorge of the Spokane River for four impressive miles. Despite being located on the edge of the city, this hiking oasis will make you feel miles away from civilization.

Post Falls is a great base camp for cyclists because of its accessible riding trails connecting to towns along the river and lake shorelines. But among the trees and cliffs, mountain biking enthusiasts will appreciate what Post Falls Community Forest has to offer. Take in impressive views and sometimes nail-biting drop-offs above the rushing Spokane River. The popular trail system comprises dirt and gravel with uncomplicated and challenging routes.

The Centennial Trail in North Idaho spans 24 miles from the Stateline through Post Falls and ends near Lake Coeur d’Alene, where you might catch a glimpse of eagles nesting. This designated family-friendly National Recreation Trail is paved for pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

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