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Address: Idaho Panhandle National Forest, ID
Phone Number: 208-744-1301
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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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A great ride!!!

We specifically drove from Utah to Idaho to ride the Hiawatha Trail. I was a great ride. We would do it again if we had the opportunity. We were going to ride round trip, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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salt lake city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We specifically drove from Utah to Idaho to ride the Hiawatha Trail. I was a great ride. We would do it again if we had the opportunity. We were going to ride round trip, but decided to take the shuttle back to the top.

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Amherst , Wisconsin
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We thought we were prepared, BUT, we quickly realized our headlamps would not get us through the first tunnel, SO we drove to the trail head that would begin just past the 2 mile tunnel. My cross bike worked fine, and my husbands road bike made it, but he was pretty concerned. The trail was a bit rougher than he... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It's been a HOT summer so we did get lucky with the only drizzly day in a long time...neither of us has ridden bikes in decades, but as the cliche' saying goes...Grin...we had so much fun and saw so much beauty...my only sort of complaint was renting the bikes (along with the other fees you have to pay) was a... More 

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Stevensville, Montana
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The Route of the Hiawatha is a fun, and historic bike ride, takes you along the historic train route that was built to help connect Seattle to Chicago. There are many stops along the route with historic plaques to explain things that were going on there. Being able to stand where towns once stood feels invigorating! Knowing that someone who... More 

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Anaheim, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What a great way to spend the day. If you're traveling with children plan to spend a great chunk of the day. The first tunnel is completely dark, you do need the required headlamps and it is 1.7 miles long! Might be spooky for little ones, but we had a blast!

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Carlsbad
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My husband and I did this ride a few days ago! Soooo much fun!! Highly recommend going early; that's what we did, and had the trail to ourselves. Later in the day got much busier and you also share the trail with the shuttle bringing cyclists back to the trail -- that does not seem like it would be as... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

An easy ride that offers informative kiosks highlighting the history of the area. The concessionaire that rents the equipment and sells the tickets are well organized and effcient. We were out the door in record time! The spectacular wood & metal trestles were exciting to cross and the tunnels eery. Be sure to bring headlights for your bikes or rent... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I am not a good rider, but really enjoyed riding up and back. The climb up was gradual and easy. We enjoyed the informational placards too. Highly recommend

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Lancaster, California
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This trail was THE reason for our trip to Idaho, Montana, and Banff. I simply hope I am able to find the words to describe this extraordinary and gloriously beautiful experience as there is simply nothing like it. We (easily and quickly) rented bikes from the ski lodge and drove the five miles to the start of the trail. Included... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

So worth the drive to experience this amazing ride. You start at the top and just cruise to the bottom through dark tunnels, over trellis bridges and beautiful forest vistas. If you want some exercise, you can ride back to your car, or you can catch the shuttle bus. Pack a lunch and make it a day trip. You won't... More 

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Address: Idaho Panhandle National Forest, ID
Phone Number: 208-744-1301
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)

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