Year-round adventure in the Gem State's panhandle
If you're looking for wilderness, quaint coffee shops, outdoor activities and beautiful surroundings that will take your breath away, then look no further than Post Falls, Idaho. This beautiful little town is just five-miles from the Idaho-Washington State border and only 25 minutes from downtown Spokane, Washington. There is a really big waterfall, kayaking, skiing and biking to keep you busy. You'll also discover one of the most pristine lakes in the northwest. When you get to Post Falls, you'll wonder why you didn't visit before.
Post Falls sits on the banks of the Spokane River and was home to the Coeur d'Alene Indians when German immigrant Frederick Post explored the area. He realized that if he built a lumber mill on this location he could use the power of the river's current to float the logs long distances and increase his profits. Post bought the land from the Coeur d'Alene tribe in 1870 and, to ensure that the contract was valid, The Coeur d'Alene chief ordered the purchase to be recorded on what is known today as Treaty Rock. The contract outlining the purchase is recorded in pictographs on a large granite rock at Post Falls Park.
Lake Coeur d'Alene
As the river flows southward, it widens and slows before spilling into Lake Coeur d'Alene. In the early morning, watch the fog rise from the water as the mist-covered mountains glow pink, then purple. You can boat, water ski, swim or fish while the sunlight dances on the water. Watch the Osprey make their last catch of the day, leaving only ripples bouncing off the shore.
Hiking and Biking
When you visit Post Falls, you'll want to make sure you take your hiking boots and your bike. Running directly through Post Falls, Idaho, is the 24-mile North Idaho Centennial Trail. This hiking and biking trail starts just outside of Post Falls at the Idaho/Washington State border and follows the Spokane River through Post Falls. You'll traverse thickly wooded forests where you can see deer, elk and moose. Follow the trail and journey six miles east of Lake Coeur d'Alene at Higgins Point State Park.
For More Information:
Post Falls Chamber of Commerce
Idaho Division of Tourism Development