The 16 mile scenic loop on compact gravel provides wetlands, river and multiple lake views. The compact roads are generally flat and gentling rolling surfaces. These are wonderful evening rides on bikes or vehicles. The route is equipped with a formal a waterfowl viewing stand on Thompson Lake. The ride can be done as a small or larger loop. In both rides wider tires are advised.
Short Anderson Lake Loop
From the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes Harrison Trailhead located down by the marina, go to the right (facing the marina) until you see Anderson Lake on the right. Just past Anderson Lake near the Springston Trailhead turn right on to Anderson Lake Road travel along the road until intersecting with Bell Canyon turn right until you intersect with Highway 97, then turn left back to Harrison.
Large Thompson and Anderson Lakes Loop
Follow highway 97 north out of Harrison and cross over a long bridge turning right on the other side onto Thompson Lake Road follow until intersecting with E. Blue Lake Road and turn right back toward lake Coeur d’Alene. Travel on the E. Blue Lake until turning left onto the Springston Bridge. Cross over the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes onto Anderson Lake Road repeat the directions for Anderson Lake Loop.