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Canfield Trail System

Average Rating:    (4.8 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

There are more than 32 trail miles in this system with maps posted along the trails. Some trails are steep and have ruts, rocks, roots, and other obstacles. Others have loose rock or steep dropoffs along the edge. If you get a chance to ride this place trail 9 (Jump Trail) and 4 (Cave Trail) are fast single track down hill
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Latitude
47.71698033152194
Longitude
-116.72698974609375
Trail Directions
Take Exit # 14 ( 15th Street ) Turn North on 15Th St and follow it 1.1 miles to Nettleton Gulch Road Follow Nettleton Gulch Road 2.2 miles to the Nettleton Gulch Parking Area. ( Nettleton Gulch Road becomes Forest Road 1562 at the Forest Boundary )
Trail Length
32 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Coeur d' Alene
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Review Date
July 30, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: RAMNATION1 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:

http://www.fs.fed.us/ipnf/visit/brochures/cda/canfieldmtn_trails.pdf

***copy and paste this link*** it's the ranger station map (freebie)

Ride This mountain every day. I live close so it's not an issue. My favorite thing to tell poeple, locals and tourists, anywhere in CDA takes 15 minutes if you want to get there :). The mountain is a great XC ride from say downtown, or from the Parking lot at NOAHS ARK.(this is on 15th St across from Nettleton Gulch road) My personal time from the MAIN trailhead Parking lotto the Towers on the fire road all the way(with a couple of B.S. stops) is 55 min. The road heading to the main parking lot is a workout, but when you get there, you have 3 distinct routes to choose from to get you rollin. CAVE-PENN-Fire Road... I love this mountain and hope nothing bad happens. Recently there has been trail maintenance done on the Infamous CAVE trail, and it has been cleaned off and roots taken out and cleared. WATCH out for the outside sloping corners!!!

Recommended Route:
*** AS far as the levels of
aerobic-technical rating- these are actually what I would tell people I have never ridden with- ***the overall rating*** I live close, it's free, and it gets my fat ass up and riding... of course it gets a 5++++ LMFAO If you get out there,a nd want to ride(even if you kick my ass) get in touch before you head out and I would be more than happy to ride with new people...
My favorite loop -
start in the parking lot -1562-
-A- jogs right and up
(hit -3- junction take a left)
take -6- up to
-D- come back on -7- fly by -B- to PENN STATION
(BTW... be on your game if you're ballin)
Hang a right onto CAVE(*remember those outside corners*)
***-7-*** hooks into CAVE at a creek crossing*** with the wash out, and the angle you come in... be prepared to be slowing WAY down, it is almost a 110* left turn.

This trail will give you a good hour maybe hour and 30 minute ride depending on how cardio you are... fun, fast, and makes you want more :)
make sure if you're a new rider... you run 30-40 psi in your tires if they are in the 2.0-2.4 tire size

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Beacon http://www.fttrc.org/index.htm
Great XC riding in and killer almost reminiscent of the mountain being a big DJ/freeride Park feel. Next to the Spokane river, and easily accessible. OH YEAH... did I mention FREE? LOL Trail 257 out near Mineral Ridge, and Wolf Lodge Bay.



Comments
nightrider76 (05/07/2012)
The directions on this review are absolutely terrible. As someone who actually knows the mountain, I can tell you that they make no sense , but if you are new here there are plenty of maps to help you out, also just explore a little bit and you can find way better rides and skip the road downhill on 7 and ride single track instead.
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Review Date
November 9, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jerzdude ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I was visiting Coeur d'Alene this October, and I try to ride every where I go (assuming there's a mountain), so I rented a bike and headed out to Canfield (recommended by locals). Plenty of single-track... the trails were technical enough to be fun, but not so much to be dangerous (I was riding alone). The whoop-d-dos created by the motorbikes made the single-track even more interesting. The views of Cd'A and Hayden lakes from the Viewpoint were awesome and I was amazed by how clear the air was. A truly phenomenal ride!! And thanks to the guys at Vertical Earth for changing the brakes on my rental to "motorcycle style" and printing out a map.

Recommended Route:
From the parking lot, I rode up Penn Trail (trail 8) to Penn Station, up trail 7, then up the fire road to the Viewpoint. I rode back down the same way I came up. I would have liked to explore more, but I was short on time. Next time...



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Review Date
May 5, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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2.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Josh Exley ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I actually ride this mountain every day, not just once a week. My friends and I live for biking and ride the whole mountain every day!

Recommended Route:
Take any, it's all good. Ride what you like. All skill levels.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
9th street jumps. Downtown, in the center of the ghetto!



Comments
3j3j3j (04/20/2014)
Can you give me directions to ninth st. jumps if they are still there? I don't see it on google maps. Unless you are talking bout the very bumpy sidewalk! :P
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Review Date
January 3, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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2.33 of 5, 3.00 votes

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Reviewed by: chris "wr450" Lewis , from rathdrum

Summary:
Why ride with out a motor. that is what i can not figure out. But really i do both. Canfield started out an ORV park. always will be. there are many groups that keep matenience like Pantra who are avid moto trail riders. But there are tose few who will ruin it for all us dirt bikers. Just remember. Nto all of us are jerks. But when on canfield notice the signs. there is a yeild triangle. MT bikers hikers yeild to the motors. Because we cant hear you coming down the trail. I know we can all coexist Chris Lewis
livetime resident

Recommended Route:
face trail, straight up, then over to spades mountian. Down hells canyon trail and back up to chilco peak. Then down to the bunco to road 209, to horsehaven airstrip, then back up to spades mountian.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
get a fernan district trail map from the forest service



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Review Date
July 8, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Toby Reynolds , from Coeur d'Alene, ID

Summary:
I don't live in Coeur d'Alene any more, but I'm dieing to get back. Canfield Trails were my training grounds. I must say I've not been on better trail than these. There is so much to choose from. Anyone can really enjoy these trails. I like them so much, I almost hate myself for telling anyone else that they exist. You should really check this out!!!

Recommended Route:
My favorite is to ride up the main road, to the lookout point. Then start down to "Jump Trail". At one point you can either turn right, to "Cave Trail", which rocks with single track, or turn left if you want some great rocks and drops. There will be a good climb first but the downhill is well worth it. If you follow this rout, it should take about 45 min. to reach the lookout point and about 20 min. to get back down to the parking area. Both trails will take you back to the parking area.



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