Videos from Rollerblading the Trail of the Coeur D'Alenes

In July 2010, Paul Daro and I rollerbladed the Trail of the Coeur D'Alenes, in the Idaho panhandle. Paul took some videos with his digital camera. These aren't the highest-quality videos you've ever seen, but they give you a feel for what sections of the trail are like. You can hear Paul's commentary in the videos.

Each of these videos is on the thcormen channel on YouTube.

Western section between Plummer and Coeur D'Alene Lake

These two videos were taken on a 5-mile-long downhill section, going west to east, along the first section of the trail that we skated. The grade was 3%, which was perfect: steep enough to be no work, and gentle enough to be relaxing.

Coeur D'Alene Lake

The next two are along and over Coeur D'Alene Lake. In the first one, you can see the bridge that crosses the lake and is only for the trail. The second one has me skating on the bridge, with lots of bird poop on the trail.


After we turned away from the lake at Harrison, we encountered this fellow, who was not rollerblading.

Scenic valley

Once we turned east from Harrison, we went along the Coeur D'Alene River, in a valley with a chain of lakes. This video was taken somewhere between Harrison and Medimont.

Garden of Love

Skating west from Mullan, we came upon the trailside Garden of Love in Osburn.

Thomas H. Cormen <>
Last modified: Mon Oct 18 18:09:18 2010