This beautiful 13-mile paved and compact dirt alpine loop with great vistas. The loop includes sections of the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes, the CCC Road and a small stretch of the county road. This road was constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression when they had a camp in the meadow located at the bottom of the grade. The loop consists of flat and steep terrain that on the summer equinox becomes a bike event as cyclists peddle from Enaville (or Cataldo) along the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes to the Summit and down the other side. The loop has serval miles at 6% grade that many riders are able to climb without stopping or walking their bicycle. However, taking a minute to enjoy the fantastic view of the Coeur d’ Alene River and the trail running along side of it is well worth the time. This loop can be ridden or skied at any time because the trail roads are public.
Directions to the Wall
Starting at the Trail of the Coeur d’ Alenes Enaville Trailhead travel west until you enter Cataldo turn right for about 1/4 mile crossing the bridge turn left onto the CCC Road. Travel down the road and it becomes narrower and begins to climb. After reaching the summit the dirt road drops down for about 2 miles and gives way to pavement turning left and then continues dropping it the river where you turn left and go up and over the bridge. When you “T” at the county road turn left after checking twice because that section is well used by vehicles. Continue back to Enaville.