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Graham Mountain

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 2

Coal Creek Trail #41 follows the creek past waterfalls and deep forest, climbing 3,160 feet in 3 miles to just below Graham Mountain. The trail is steep in sections and some hiking is probably required. Ignore trails that lead off to the left. At 5400 feet elevation and 3.5 miles find the junction with the Graham Ridge Trail #17 and cruise the ridge for 6 miles to the junction with Graham Creek Trail #33. At just over 2 miles along the ridge there is a clear-cut now of several acres that has hidden the trail for a short distance but it can picked up again at the opposite end. Descend #33 down a wonderful singletrack for 3.7 miles to the highway. Ride back down the highway for a mile and a half to the start. The views on this trail are superb, but it is a bit of a climb.
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Latitude
47.65058757118734
Longitude
-116.38916015625
Trail Directions
From Coeur d’Alene, Idaho drive east on I-90 taking the Kingston Exit #43. After exiting, travel north on Forest Highway 9 (FH9) 13.1 miles to the trailhead. Turn right off FH9 at the sign and park a short distance up the road. A couple of dispersed camping areas are located near the trailhead.
Trail Length
15 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Kingston
Zip/Postal Code
83839
Country
USA
   


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Reviews 1 - 2 (2 Reviews Total)

Review Date
October 19, 2014

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Shark ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The comments and reviews above are spot on. I did the same route, climbed coal Creek, across the ridge, and down trail 33.

The first 2.5 miles of coal Creek were very scenic and mostly rideable. However the next 2 miles were pretty much hike a bike. Tough and not fun.
Views from the ridge top were awesome. Decent down talk 33 was very fun, sweet singletrack.

If I ride this again, I'll likely do an out and back riding up 33 and avoiding coal Creek at the top.

Recommended Route:
As above, or trail 33 as an out and back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
CdA river independence Creek loop.
Beauty bay 257



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Review Date
September 17, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Ajax29 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Coal Creek with it's old mines, cascades, moss covered rocks and ferns, is just one of the interesting rides in the area.

Recommended Route:
To ride up Graham Creek instead of Coal creek is easier but the descent of Coal Creek is brutal. There is a cutoff trail from lower Graham Creek to the upper portion of Coal Creek that can be used to vary the climb to Graham Ridge.



Comments
Lind (08/06/2010)
Rode up Coal Creek, across Graham Ridge and then down Graham Creek. Big Climb that took about 2 hours. One hour of that was hike a bike. Yikes. Fairly uninspiring riding with some great views from Graham Ridge.
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