Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes
Kellogg to Smelterville
10 Station Ave Kellogg, ID
Ample Parking | Restrooms | Picnic Tables
The town of Kellogg is host to 3 trailheads: The Silver Mountain Trailhead, the Kellogg Depot Trailhead, and the Elizabeth Park Trailhead. We’ll focus on the Kellogg Depot Trailhead which is located at mile 53.8 of the trail.
This Trailhead features a long but slightly confusing parking area. Parking stretches along Station Ave on both the east and west sides of Main St. The easiest way to find this trailhead is to use the address for the Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce (10 Station Ave Kellogg, ID). The Silver Valley Chamber of Commerce now occupies the old Kellogg/Wardner Train Depot. This building doubles as the Kellogg Visitors Center. The Visitors Center includes restrooms and a small picnic area.
Travelling eastbound on I-90 from Spokane or Coeur d’Alene, take exit 51 for Division St. Turn right on Division St/Main St. The trailhead is on the corner of Main St. and Station Ave.
Travelling westbound on I-90 from Montana, take exit 51. Turn left on Division St/Main St. The trailhead is on the corner of Main St. and Station Ave.
If you are catching The Cycle Haus Shuttle for this location, we will pull over just a few feet from the trailhead at the corner of Railroad Ave and Division St/Main St.
This trailhead is also next to the CDA Bike Co. This is the final bike shop on the trail before reaching The Cycle Haus in Harrison.
The biggest little town on the Trail
With 2374 residents, Kellogg is the largest town on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. Kellogg is perhaps best known for being home to the Silver Mountain Ski Resort, featuring North America’s longest gondola.
In the summer, Silver Mountain becomes a mountain biking mecca. The Silver Mountain Bike Park features 40 single track trails with up to 3400 feet of vertical descent.
Silver Mountain is also home to the Morning Star Lodge. Morning Star Lodge offers ski-resort quality lodging, so if you’re looking for luxury accommodations right on the trail then this is the place for you.
If you’re travelling with children, Morning Star Lodge is frankly a can’t miss. Your booking includes tickets to Silver Rapids Indoor Water Park, Idaho’s largest indoor water park. The park features a surf simulator, water slides, and a lazy river.
Along with Silver Mountain, Kellogg also features a charming downtown district with restaurants and local shopping. Interested in mining? Check out the Mining and Smelting Museum or step inside an actual mine at the Crystal Gold Mine.
If you need medical attention, Kellogg is home to the Shoshone Medical Center, the only hospital on the Trail.
The Ride - Kellogg to Smelterville
The ride from Kellogg to Smelterville takes you through the commercial and industrial areas of the Silver Valley. Although this area may not be the most visually appealing part of the ride, there are some great amenities in this area that can make the rest of your ride much more enjoyable.
Downtown Kellogg offers restaurant, shops, and restrooms, Perhaps most impressive are Kellogg’s parks and greenways that line the Trail of the Coeur D Alenes. This makes nearly the entire town of Kellogg a great place to stop and picnic or let the kids play at a park.
Leaving Kellogg, the area turns industrial. This includes quarries, warehouses, and businesses that keep the Silver Valley humming. At the end of the short 2.7 mile ride you’ll arrive the Smelterville Trailhead at the corner of Airport Rd and Commerce Dr.