22.3 miles
4,526 ft
-4,563 ft
4,418 ft
High Point

cda figure 8, up257, down 227, up road, down 79

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cda8 is a 22 mile less popular intermediate route located near Coeur d'Alene Idaho. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction. This route includes 16 trails. This route climbs 4,526 ft with a max elevation of 4,418 ft then descends -4,563 ft.
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20 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
Buljoc (Sep 23, 2022 at 15:07)
Was a blast coming down, there were a few trees across the trail near the bottom. Only problem was knowing that I would have to climb all the way up, but trail 257 south wasn't a bad climb out (as far as climbs go). 9/20/22
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bizango-x (Aug 28, 2022 at 15:00)
This obviously isn’t a good climbing trail, but it is great for going down. There is a steep spot or two on the main part of the trail. The bottom after it crosses the road is quite steep. Some will like it and do fine, but you can go right and take a short section of road and hook back up below the steep part. The forest is deep, dark, and cool at the bottom.
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yellowbeard (Jun 7, 2022 at 11:45)
Don't be put off by the rating, if you have a decent head-space and can handle moderate blacks / tough blues, you will enjoy this trail! I don't think this trail deserves DBD. I'd say it's more like a blue, with about a dozen small black features, most of which happen to have exposure. All the features are obvious coming up to them as long as you keep your speed low, and easily walkable if you don't want to ride them.
  • + 0
Mattcastro (Jul 6, 2021 at 12:30)
Trail Trail 257
Great trail. Downed tree about 1/4 mile above the connector, but otherwise a nice trip downhill.
  • + 1
lacykemp (May 23, 2021 at 15:39)
Felt good to get a proper pucker in. This is a fun trail. A few techy sections but seems like once you know the lines everything flows nicely! Avoid if you're not real stoked on exposure.
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MuskratMatt (Aug 14, 2020 at 17:20)
This was exactly what I was looking for!! Bring your A-game for this one. Steep, narrow, rocky, rooty, techy switchbacks, off-camber exposure, and loved every bit!!! Perhaps the gnarliest descent in the area. Amazing view of CDA lake.
  • + 1
GaryTargaryen (Aug 2, 2020 at 12:30)
Trail Trail 257
Fast as hell downhill if you want. Watch out for those pine cones.
  • - 1
sammagner (Jun 23, 2020 at 11:10)
Big mistake for me. Pretty dangerous exposure and rocks that you can’t clear. Walked a lot, wish I would have taken another route.
  • - 3
Caseymac23 (Apr 28, 2020 at 19:02)
As gnarly of a trail I’ve seen.
  • + 1
nightrider76 (Jul 9, 2021 at 20:04)
You need to get out more.
  • + 1
Gipgap (Aug 14, 2018 at 7:04)
Trail Trail 257
8-11-18. This is a popular trail for the CDA area and it does get some shuddle traffic. Beautiful trail up or down. This time of year is moon dust season but still worth it. We ride up the payment and down the single track.
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AnyTraiI (Jul 4, 2018 at 5:16)
It went from "Caribou" to "Careful boo"! Real quick! But the first 20 min of decent on this trail is a masterpiece in design. The ultimate flow trail of the INW and by far the my favorite trail.
  • + 0
Speedfrog83 (Jun 7, 2018 at 14:50)
227 and south side access road are poorly maintained (at the moment). 227 is a very steep down hill with not a lot of fun. And south side access road is just an over grown old logging road. If I were Toby do this again I would Just do the Caribou Loop twice. It’s the other featured ride and cuts out the 2 forementioned Trails.
The caribou loop is awesome!! Sick down hill at the end. Some steep drops so be careful. I don’t think you’d die but it’d be a real pain in the ass lol.
Happy biking
  • + 1
bizango-x (Aug 6, 2017 at 13:24)
Rode this for the first time today. The upper part is a lot like 257 et al in this area...fun, not too steep to techy singletrack. The lower part is pretty exposed and has some challenging rock and root features. It reminds me a little bit of the Portal Trail in Moab. Fun, but you better be ok with trail carved into a steep hillside!
  • + 1
bizango-x (Aug 6, 2017 at 13:18)
This is one of my favorite sections of trail in this area. A little tighter in places than 257, but like 257, the sequence of corners makes for just plain fun riding. It has been in good shape all season.
  • + 0
1mtbbiker (Jul 15, 2017 at 14:45)
Three sections over 20% that I had to push my fat bike up, riding a all mountain bike with lower gears could swing it with a lot of grunting. besides those hike a bike sections, its worth the effort,
  • - 1
bizango-x (Jun 10, 2017 at 20:27)
Agree with the other comment, not a great climbing trail. Did a lot of hiking. 257 is more rideable, but it was a few years ago that I last rode that up. It looks like the road would be a better way to climb out.
  • + 0
bizango-x (Jun 10, 2017 at 20:23)
Trail Trail 257
Trail is in beautiful shape. Super fun.
  • - 1
Samshea (May 28, 2017 at 18:31)
Not a great trail for going up. Ended up doing a lot of hike-a-bike.
  • + 1
Sltwins (Aug 29, 2015 at 20:32)
There are 7 downed trees as of today. Four above 258 and three below.


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    2,139 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,180 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,146 ft
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  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Aug 19, 2022 @ 10:28am
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