The little Idaho community of Troy supports bicycling. Since the Latah Trail was completed a few years ago, cyclists from Washington State Univeristy in Pullman and from the University of Idaho in Moscow ride out to Troy for a bite to eat at the Filling Station, an espresso and sandwhich shop. (Great smoothies) Stopping for a sandwhich might not be on your shedule today. The Filling Station is good, but not fast.
Instead we’ll ride on through town to the city park
where we’ll find a rest stop and porta-potties set up right at the trail head for the Latah Trail. Update as of 9/20/2014. We’ve moved the rest stop. The turn you see in the picture below is still the same, but now you’ll need to stay to the right.We’ll put up a sign as well as Dan Henrys. You’ll ride around the outside of the building to your right and along a paved tree to a nice shady gazebo. There is a restroom with running water. Here. Below the picture is a new map image to show what has changed.
The Latah trail starts with a steep switch back and then settles into a 2 to 3 percent grade for about 2 miles. This is a forested section of trail.