Field Trips

Please Note – All pre-meeting bike trips MUST be booked directly through Paradise Creek Bicycles. Call (208) 882-0703 to make reservations! The other pre-meeting field trips will be available during meeting registration. Registration and payment for the post-meeting raft trip is available through the UI Outdoor Program.

BIKE TRIP – TRAIL OF THE COEUR D’ALENES (PRE-MEETING)

This gentle ride follows the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes Bike Trail, which runs along the shore of Lake Coeur d’Alene. The paved Trail was originally a path originally used by the Coeur d’Alene Indians that later became a rail line that carried silver and lead ore from 1887 to the early 1990s. Please note that the minimum age for participation is 12 years.

BIKE TRIP – MOSCOW MOUNTAIN SINGLE TRACK (PRE-MEETING)

Moscow Mountain, located ~5 miles north of the University of Idaho, has over 40 miles of mountain biking trails that offer moderate to challenging single track rides. Plan for 3-4 hr ride with an optional lunch/rehydration at the Ale House in Moscow following ride. Participants should have some experience with single track riding. Please note that the minimum age for participation is 18 years.

BIKE TRIP – MOSCOW TO TROY HISTORIC RAILWAY TRAIL (PRE-MEETING)

Join us for a 20-mile round-trip ride along the paved Latah Trial, which runs for about 10 miles between Moscow and Troy (a small town of ~800 residents). The trail is part of the regional rails-to-trails system that runs along the historic railway lines. Lunch will be had at The Filling Station in Troy before the return ride Moscow. Please note that the minimum age for participation is 12 years.

KAMIAK BUTTE HIKE (PRE-MEETING)

Kamiak Butte is a registered National Natural Landmark in Whitman County, Washington. The butte is a forested ridge that rises out of the Palouse Prairie and offers superb views of the surrounding Palouse landscape. With 5 miles of gentle hiking trails, it is a great way to unwind after a long flight or drive to Idaho before the opening social. No minimum age for participation.

MOSCOW-AREA BIRDING TRIP (PRE-MEETING)

Bring your binoculars and have a look at some of the local bird life breeding on the Palouse during spring. The trip will be led by an experienced member of the Palouse Audubon Society. Details to will be updated. No minimum age for participation.

LOWER SALMON RIVER RAFT TRIP (POST-MEETING)

The University of Idaho Outdoor Program runs a first-rate outdoor adventure and instruction program, as well as extensive equipment rentals. This 1-day raft trip on the Lower Salmon River travels through beautiful canyon country and includes several class III rapids, as well as calmer stretches. Please note that the minimum age for participation is 18 years.