Recreation

SANDPOINT RANGER DISTRICT
1500 Hwy. 2 Sandpoint
263-5111

STRONG CREEK MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
Awesome views are in store from this trail in the Idaho panhandle. For mountain bikers, this ridge top single track trail is one of the premier rides in the area. Contact the Forest Service for a brochure on mountain bike trails in the Idaho panhandle.
Nearest City: Sandpoint
Location: North Idaho, near Sandpoint
Directions: From Sandpoint take Idaho Hwy. 200 east to Hope.

SANDPOINT DUFORT ROAD LOOP BIKE PATH AND TRAIL
This scenic bike path takes you along the Pend Oreille River. The roads on this route are well traveled and heavy mixed traffic will be encountered. A small stretch of Lakeshore Drive has a gravel surface. The sloughs along the river provide excellent opportunities to view water fowl. Contact the Forest Service for a brochure on mountain bike trails in the Idaho panhandle.
Nearest City: Sandpoint
Location: North Idaho, S. of Sandpoint
Directions: Take the bike path across the long bridge and turn left (across Hwy. 95) onto Lakeshore Drive, past Springy Point campground and residential areas into open farmland along the Pend Oreille River and the Morton Slough Game Preserve Turn left onto Dufort R

GREEN BAY-MINERAL POINT MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
This mountain bike and hiking trail is a 7-mile loop of trail and road riding that follows the shoreline of beautiful Lake Pend Oreille.
Nearest City: Sandpoint
Location: North Idaho, 12 miles SE of Sandpoint
Directions: Park at Garfield Bay and ride up Green Bay cutoff Road. Take a right on Green Bay Service road (next to the red firehouse) and ride to the Lost Lake Loop trail, do that and then pop back out to the Mineral Point trail head. Ride the single track to the Green Bay parking lot and then up the steep access road and back to Garfield Bay.

JERU CREEK ROAD MOUNTAIN BIKE ROAD
If combined with Pack River Road, this mountain bike trail near Sandpoint is a 16.8 mile ride north of Sandpoint for intermediate and advanced levels. Once on the ridge, there are great views of the Selkirk Crest and the Pack River valley. Contact the Forest Service for a brochure on mountain bike trails in the Idaho panhandle.
Nearest City: Sandpoint
Location: North Idaho, North of Sandpoint
Directions: From Sandpoint take Hwy. 95 north 13 miles to Pack river Road 231. Turn left and go 8 miles to Jeru Creek Road 293.

JOHNSON CABIN-GRANITE CREEK MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL
This mountain bike trail near Lake Pend Oreille is a 16 mile round trip ride on the east side of Lake Pend Oreille for both intermediate and advanced levels. Contact the Forest Service for a brochure on mountain bike trails in the Idaho panhandle.
Nearest City: Sandpoint
Location: North Idaho, East of Sandpoint
Directions: From Clark Fork take Johnson Creek Road 278 and follow 16 miles to the trailhead for Johnson Cabin Trail # 606

SCHWEITZER MOUNTAIN RESORT
10,000 Schweitzer Mountain Rd. Sandpoint
263-9555 (800) 831-8810
Explore alpine meadows or the rugged mountain terrain by mountain bike on trails at Schweitzer Mountain. A vast trail system offers something for every ability level. Colorful hillsides explode with wildflowers and nearby Lake Pend Oreille becomes a valley of sparkling, sunlit glass. The high speed quad chairlift runs daily and lift tickets are available at the Plaza Cafe. Bike rentals are available at the Alpine Shop located in the Schweitzer Village.
Nearest City: Sandpoint
Location: North Idaho, N. of Coeur d’Alene
Directions: From Sandpoint take Hwy. 95 north approx. 2 miles to the Schweitzer Road and turn left. Take this road to Boyer Avenue. Turn right onto Boyer and follow the signs to Schweitzer – 9 miles.

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