What's New

Thanks to your support, the Latah Trail Foundation raised $34,000 at the 2014 Latah Trail Mixer!

Thank you to all of our auction donors, our volunteers, and for everyone who attended our event on May 3rd. We had a lot of fun and greatly appreciate your support. Proceeds from the event will go toward opening up more trail in Bear Creek Canyon and improving the trail surface to make it accessible for many more people.

Latah Trail extends by an additional 3/4 of a mile in Bear Creek Canyon 

The Latah Trail Foundation is excited to announce that through its efforts, Latah County has acquired an additional ¾ of a mile of public trail in Bear Creek Canyon. The Latah Trail Foundation worked with a Bear Creek Canyon land owner to negotiate the sale of their rail property to Latah County. The Foundation enjoyed working with the property owners and thank them for supporting the Foundation and this wonderful community asset. The funds to purchase the property were donated to the Foundation from a generous anonymous donor. The Foundation thanks all who were involved in this exciting project.

The new trail extension is not yet open to the public because damage to the trail has occurred from mud slides and washouts. Once the repairs are completed, the Bear Creek Canyon portion of the Latah Trail will extend almost 5 miles from Troy toward Kendrick. Latah County does not own the entire right-of way through the canyon, as portions of the old rail line are still in private ownership and the public currently has no right of access to those portions.

In its ongoing effort to invite feedback from the public, the Latah Trail Foundation encourages the public to participate in an online survey designed to gather opinions, feelings, and hopes for the future of the Latah Trail. This anonymous survey can be accessed on this website at http://www.latahtrailfoundation.org/survey/.   

For more information contact Sarah Church, Executive Director of the Latah Trail Foundation, at 208-874-3860 or latahtrail@gmail.com.