Backcountry riding in the Coeur d'Alenes at its finest! There is dispersed primitive camping located at the end of Forest Road 925, where Trail 22 starts. The last mile of drive to the start of the trail is a bit sporty, so if you are in a car, I'd recommend parking down on the main 6310 Road. This is an out and back ride with a possibility of a couple big mountain/distance loops in the area. The trail starts with an initial climb over a ridge and then drops down to the valley bottom. Then enjoy the views and the rolling trail that roughly follows Independence Creek up the scenic valley bottom. There are several sections that are quite exposed on very steep slopes over the creek, but for intermediate to advanced riders there aren't any hike-a-bike sections. Be prepared for wet feet as there are a lot of stream crossings and they are cold! Also an exceptional ride to pack a fishing pole with you. The turn around destination on this trail as reported here was Snowbird Meadows where there is excellent catch and release cutthroat trout fishing. This is a multi-use trail, being open to dirt bikes as well. The trail is in excellent condition for biking and I didn't see a single moto user the weekend I was there.
Take the Coeur d'Alene River Road (Forest Road 208 ) out of Kingston and follow it until the pavement runs out. At this point it changes to Forest Road 6310. Take this gravel section for approximately 3 miles and then take a right turn on to 3099. 925 will be a left turn approximately 1/3 mile up the 3099. Take the 925 until you see the trailhead. I'd recommend staying in the area 2 days and hitting up the Coeur d'Alene River trail #20 after driving all the way out there.
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More Stats for Independence Creek Trail #22 mountain bike trail
Altitude change186 ft
Altitude min2,951 ft
Altitude start2,951 ft
Altitude end3,137 ft
Distance climb3.2 miles
Distance down2.6 miles
Distance flat1.3 miles
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Independence... Trail Reports
Jul 20, 2016 @ 8:58pmJul 20, 2016
|reporter 6/21/2016 no down trees, water crossings very cold!|
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