I'm heading to Spokane, Washington for work and hoping to take two days on the back-end to ride the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. I found an FAQ suggesting that cycling West (Plummer, ID) to East (Mullan, ID) is the preferred route so that the biggest elevation gains are on the outbound route instead of the return.
Wondering if anyone here has ridden the trail and has any words of wisdom to impart, any suggestions on places to stop along the way?
I am going to have a rental car and planning to rent a bike close to Plummer.
Does anyone know if it's safe to let a car overnight at the trail-head in Plummer?
There are some chamber-of-commerce recommended bike rental shops, but, seemingly none relatively near the Plummer trail-head.
I'd appreciate hearing from those who have made the journey...