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Woman mountain biking around the corner of a forested dirt trail.

5 Mountain Bike Rides on the Way to the Yaak

Five mountain biking trails to ride in northern Idaho and northwestern Montana during a roadtrip on the way to the Yaak Valley.

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Woman mountain biking on a rugged, forested dirt trail in the Yaak wilderness of northwest Montana.

Backcountry Mountain Biking Montana’s Yaak Valley

Twenty miles of boondoggling and backcountry mountain biking in the Yaak Valley of northwest Montana, including Northwest Peak Scenic Area.

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Man holding Black Crappie fish and smiling at the camera.

Fishing Close to Home in Spokane & North Idaho

8 destinations near Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and Sandpoint: drive less, fish longer, and take advantage of the longer daylight hours.

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Sandpoint Based Breakwater Expeditions Offers Adventures of a Lifetime for Teens

Adventures in the outdoors can be some of the most powerful, transformative experiences for many people, especially for teenagers. Yet many kids don’t have the …

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Children swimming and paddleboarding on Fish Lake, with trees in the background and a sandy beach in the foreground.

8 Family-Friendly Lake Parks for Hiking & Swimming

Favorite regional lake parks in North Idaho and Washington that offer great hiking and swimming options for hot summer days.

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A line of cyclists stopped along the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, with water bodies on both sides of the trail. People using binoculars for bird watching.

Take a Spring Ride on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes

Stretching across the Idaho Panhandle for 73.2 miles, the Trail of the Coeur d’Alenes is a great spring and early summer ride.

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Forested dirt trail winding through the forest.

Hike Wolf Trails in Newport, Wash.

Wolf Trails, located near Newport in the Colville National Forest, has an Upper and Lower trail system with 4-5 miles of interconnected loops for hiking or mountain biking.

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Aerial view of the Pend Oreille River valley, with forested hillsides.

Kalispel Tribe Promotes Adventure Tourism in Pend Oreille County

The Kalispel Tribe and Kalispel RV Resort encourage more adventure tourism to the Pend Oreille County in northeast Washington.

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12 Close-To-Home Warm Weather Adventures

When you don’t have time for a full out-of-town trip or you just need a quick adventure fix, try a variation on one of these local gems recommended by OTO publisher Derrick Knowles.

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Two hikers on a trail in the Kettle Crest Range -- wearing backpacks and using trekking poles. Forested mountain side with peaks in the distance. Sunny, blue sky with clouds.

32 Spring & Summer Inland NW Trip Ideas

Inland Northwest trip ideas for North Idaho and Washington: including the Silver Valley, Lake Pend Oreille, Salmon River Canyons (ID); and Kettle River Country, Pend Oreille River, and Lake Roosevelt (WA).

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