8 miles West on Interstate 90 to Wallace, ID
4 miles East of Mullan, just past Shoshone Park
13 miles East to Wallace, ID
9 miles West to small town of Murray, ID. 25 miles East to larger town of Thompson Falls, MT
20 miles east to Pritchard or Murray, ID
Access to trail via Idaho Point Road or East Spring Creek Road
The Idaho Centennial Trail traces the rim of the Coeur d’Alene River basin, continuing along the Idaho/Montana border. The trail varies from seldom used single track to well traveled Forest Service roads. In 2015, the Grizzly Complex fires caused significant trail closures and fire damage in the Bloom Peak area.
From Mullan the trail heads East out of town to Shoshone Park and the Hale fish hatchery. Regaining trail and following the Little North Fork of the East Fork of the Coeur D’Alene River (Yes, really.) A steep climb takes you back to the stateline ridge.
The official route indicates that the trail dips over into the Montana side and returns to Idaho at Cooper Pass. The trail seems to have been rerouted to the Idaho side though, passing by Glidden Lakes before resuming the original course at the pass.
Soon after, Pear Lake and Blossom Lake offer excellent backcountry camping at primitive sites along the lakeshores. At Thompson Pass, the old stage coach route to the mining towns of Murray and Pritchard, the trail continues North along the ridge line towards Clark Fork, ID. Most of this section consists of two-track and Forest Service roads.
The trail descends to the Clark Fork River, Lake Pend Oreille, and the town of Clark Fork, ID.