Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes
Wallace to Kellogg
A charming historic town in the Silver Valley | 1-3 Hour Visit Recommended
Historically known for its silver mines and brothels, today the friendly quirky town of Wallace is known as “The Center of the Universe.” In 2023 Wallace was named one of the 20 most beautiful small towns in the United States by Travel and Leisure.
With the entire town on the National Historic Register, Wallace is a haven for history buffs. Learn about railroad history at the Northern Pacific Depot Museum, silver mining at the Wallace Mining Museum, or Wallace’s scandalous past at the Oasis Bordello Museum.
Wallace is an ideal location for a home base for cyclists planning to ride both the Route of the Hiawatha and the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. Lodging options include the historic Brooks Hotel and Ryan Hotel or the more modern Wallace Inn. Enjoy delicious meals at the Blackboard Cafe, Fainting Goat, or the historic 1313 Club.
Wallace Trailhead (Official)
219 6th St Wallace, ID (Address is approximate)
Challenging to Find | Limited Parking | No Restrooms
The official Wallace Trailhead is located under Interstate 90 on Forest Service Road NF-456. If using Google or Apple Maps, use the address for the Northern Pacific Railroad Depot (219 6th St Wallace, ID) to guide you within 100 ft of the trailhead.
Travelling eastbound on I-90 from Spokane or Coeur d’Alene, take exit 61. Turn right on Harry Magnuson Way. Turn Left on Front St. Turn Left on Pine St. Turn Left on 6th St. The trailhead is just North of I-90 on the right.
Travelling westbound on I-90 from Montana, take exit 62. Turn left on Harry Magnuson Way. Turn Right on 6th St. The trailhead is just North of I-90 on the right.
Due to limited parking and the location of the Wallace Trailhead, The Cycle Haus does not use the Wallace Trailhead as a shuttle stop.
Streetview: Wallace Trailhead, Wallace Idaho
Wallace Trailhead (Unofficial)
10 River St Wallace, ID
Easy to Find | Ample Parking | Restrooms | Historical Markers | Park & Playground
Wallace Chamber of Commerce, Parking Area and Silver History Site
The Wallace Chamber of Commerce and Silver Valley History Park is a great alternative trailhead for Wallace. There is ample parking, clean restrooms, and a fun interactive park displaying historic mining equipment and memorabilia. Throw in that it’s easy to find and just steps from the Wallace Inn, we recommend using this as your Wallace jumping off point for the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes. The Cycle Haus also uses this location for its shuttle pickup and drop off location. Since it’s not an official trailhead though, please make sure to respect the park’s rules and regulations regarding parking.
Travelling eastbound on I-90 from Spokane or Coeur d’Alene, take exit 61. Turn right on Harry Magnuson Way. The parking area is on your right.
Travelling westbound on I-90 from Montana, take exit 61. Turn left on Harry Magnuson Way. The parking area is on your right.
Streetview: Wallace Chamber of Commerce, Wallace Idaho
Google Map: Wallace Chamber of Commerce, Wallace Idaho
The Ride - Wallace to Kellogg
The ride from Wallace to Kellogg begins with a slight downhill turning to a generally flat ride. The first few miles follow Interstate 90 with similar road noise as the Mullan to Wallace ride.
Four miles west of Wallace the trail enters the Town of Osburn. Here the trail traverses through multiple neighborhoods. Take the time to observe the trail stop signs in these areas. Although traffic is generally light, trail users usually yield to vehicles. At mile 60.4 is the little used Osburn Trailhead. This can be a great alternative to the more heavily trafficked trailheads.
Although not the most glamorous part of the trail, this stretch has a lot to offer. Stop to check out the South Fork of the Coeur D Alene River near Wallace or enjoy the forested hills that border the trail to the south. Fall foliage is also impressive in this area. At the end of ride the trail begins to trace I-90 again until you reach the town of Kellogg.