Dobson Pass Loop

Route Description

The Dobson Pass Loop starts in Wallace on Nine Mile Road which is 6th Street in Wallace. This is a county road that is maintained but not well used. The Pass is an 8 percent climb for 4 of its 6 miles and has over 32 corners on its way to the summit on the Wallace side. The back side, north face, is 12 percent. This “up over and back” is a popular with experienced local riders, and is perfect for the paved road bike rider who loves to climb.

The loop is best taken in early spring or late fall because the river road is well used during the summer with people tubing down the North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. This loop goes over the top of Dobson Pass, turns left on the River Road at Prichard and after many miles turns left at Enaville back onto the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes to Wallace. If it is summer and you are a bicyclist looking to burn calories turn right at the River Road and proceed to Murray where you can fuel up at one of two restaurants and go back and climb the backside of Dobson Pass and down to Wallace.

Difficulty: Advanced
Starting Point: Wallace Trailhead
Directions: From 6th Street to Wallace Trailhead, go east and turn on Burke Road.
Distance: 53 miles