Section 16 offers the perfect outdoor getaway that is close to town and overlooks Mirror Lake Golf Course. With 6.1 miles of gently rolling, non-technical trails completed to-date, this trail system offers opportunities for families and individuals alike. Not only that, but the views of the Kootenai Valley from the northern section of this trail system are breathtaking!
Trailhead: 1099 Kootenai Trail Road, Bonners Ferry
Trail Facilities: Parking, Restroom, Kiosk, Pack it in/Pack it out
Trail Activity: Year-Round Use for Walking, Trail Running, Hiking, Mtn. Biking, Snowshoeing, Cross-Country Skiing
Difficulty Rating: Easy & Flat to Intermediate & Rolling w/ some tight corners
Completed Trail Details (6.1 Miles Total):
Trail 201 / Power Broom: ● Easy 2.5 Mile loop – generally flat singletrack with minimal natural obstacles. Singletrack slated for winter grooming – see Winter Use below.
Trail 202 / Social Distancing: ● Easy 3.6 Miles – Generally flat singletrack with an added up & downhill section (half mile 4% avg grade), minimal natural obstacles with optional obstacles for those ready to attempt new features. Singletrack slated for winter grooming – see Winter Use below.
Trail 203: New! Open - June 17, 2022 (Best views!)
Intermediate 2.9 Miles (3.5 mi out & back to 202) – Rolling, exposed singletrack avg 6% grade. Minimal natural obstacles with optional obstacles for those ready to attempt new features. Watch for a couple tight corners / switchbacks.
Trail 204: Update summer 2022: use not advisable until there is enough moisture in the ground for this section to be finished.
Easy/Intermediate 1.2 mile option connecting the 202 & 203. Rolling singletrack avg 4% grade. Minimal natural obstacles w/ optional features.
Depending on conditions, both Trails 201 & 202 will be groomed for fat-tire bicyclists, snowshoers, and traditional cross-country skiers. Select sections of the road system may also be groomed for cross-country and skate-skiing.
Thank you all of our trail sponsors who have helped make the new Section 16 trail system a reality!
INNOVIA FOUNDATION: Grant to help build the new parking lot and provide trails signs.
EQUINOX: Grant for 2021 trail building crew.
KANIKSU BIKE COALITION: Grant for a new parking lot kiosk.
KG&T SEPTIC: Use of a portable toilet facility for 2020.
HANK WILLIS DENTISTRY
IDAHO FOREST GROUP
BOB & D