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Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

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Address: Idaho Panhandle National Forest, ID
Activities: Mountain biking
Description: Originally the route of the Hiawatha train, this trail was constructed on...
Originally the route of the Hiawatha train, this trail was constructed on the old railbed and was completed in 2001.
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AWESOME!!!

Just LOVED this. Two of my friends and I took a weekend and had a blast biking this trail and others in the area. The views are amazing and the biking was great. It was my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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Pleasant Grove, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Just LOVED this. Two of my friends and I took a weekend and had a blast biking this trail and others in the area. The views are amazing and the biking was great. It was my first time on a mountain bike and it was great. The trails were easy enough that if you can ride a bike, you can... More 

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Pocatello, Idaho
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

This bike trail was amazing! The scenery was so beautiful and I love bridges! Perfect for families! IT is a very easy trail to ride, if you start at the top its a gradual down hill ride. Going through the tunnels was a real adventure. Very very very highly recommended.

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Grafton, nh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail is, by far, the best experience we had while traveling to the west.

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Wilmette, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Off the beaten trail but well worth the effort, lots of history, vistas, and a little exercise makes for a great family vacation. Adventure seekers will find a long tunnel to bike through. Best place to put in is lookout mt, they rent bikes with lamps that you will need for the tunnels. A shuttle bus takes you back up... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Had a wonderful ride on this 18mile trail. It is very important to have a warm jacket going through the lst 1.7 mile long tunnel and headlamps are critical equipment. There were many informative trail signs along the way that gave a great historical perspective. Many people just rode right by but they were worth stopping to read. We had... More 

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Idaho
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

The bike trail is as scenic as I have ever seen. In its entirety, it is an easy 15+ miles going on a slight downhill slope. At a nice pace, the trail can be completed in just a few hours and then a shuttle takes you back to your car. The tunnels are dark and pretty cold, so a bright... More 

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Utah
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164 reviews 164 reviews
36 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The ride starts with a 1.7 mile long tunnel which is very cool and then you ride 15 miles through some of the most beautiful country I've ever seen. We saw a moose eating in a small pond. Anyone can ride this trail I saw lot's of little kids and older people it is really great!

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Hawaitha Bike Trail follows and abandoned railroad bed18 downhill miles through tunnels and over trestles in the heart of the beautiful Bitterroot Mountains on the Idaho Montana border. Bikes are available; mountain bikes are advisable and bile lights are a necessity. The scenery is drop dead gorgeous and the tunnels and trestles are a kick. Serious folks can ride... More 

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Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We took a shuttle from Harrison with the intention of riding to Wallace after enjoying the trail. The rail trail was excellent and we very much enjoyed it. Take the shuttle back up. An employee of the Hiawatha told us to ride to Wallace via the Moon Pass Road. A terrible idea for mature women with all their belongings on... More 

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Rochester, New York
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We rented the mountain bikes with lights (we had our own helmets) you have to have the lights for the tunnels, they are dark. They are also cold and damp with dripping water. You will get mud type splatter with a bit of spray from wheels. The whole ride is on crushed stone and at railroad grade so there are... More 

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