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Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

Idaho Panhandle National Forest, ID
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Ranked #29 of 353 Attractions in Idaho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Biking Trails, State Parks, Canyons
Activities: Mountain biking
Description: Originally the route of the Hiawatha train, this trail was constructed on the old railbed and was completed in 2001.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

We did the Hiawatha Labor Day 2013, and loved most of it. We then did I it again on the 18th of August 2014 with our granddaughter in a trailer towed behind my bike. Last year we learned a few things from our mistakes that we did not repeats this year. #1 we started out earlier in the morning and... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Granted the views are quite nice and going over the train trestles is fun, but the 1.7mile first tunnel is intimidating. It's pitch black inside and you definitely need a strong head light as well as a bike light and don't go thru without a helmet! The trail has ditches on each side with running water and the trail itself... More

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alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

So I will say this is a great family bike ride with amazing scenery and history. Loved it all. However I will say we had to rent bikes and this experience was confusing and frustrating. Everyone we met too said it was a rather disorganized and confusing ordeal to get going. So I will give a quick over view to... More

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Grace, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Loved, loved it! Great experience for all of us. Family trip for sure. We stayed at the Wallace Inn and the people were so friendly even locked our bikes away for save keeping. Would stat there again. The trail was a great experience. I have told everyone about how great it was. Beautiful scenery! The trail is down hill so... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were in Coeur D'alene for a holiday and made the trip to Hiawatha because we had heard about it from friends. We rented our bikes from Lookout Pass Ski area located at the Montana and Idaho border (exit 0). The bike rental cost $30 and comes with a light and helmet. The trail pass is $10 and then an... More

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Post Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

One of my favorite things about this bike trail is the crew of trail marshalls and the bus drivers. There must be a manager somewhere who knows how to pick and train his crew. They are all friendly and helpful, with very good knowledge of the history of the route. Christy is one of the best at telling the history... More

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Tyrone, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a great experience! Such dramatic scenery after coming out of the first cold and dark tunnel, it will take your breath away. Kids were apprehensive about going because they thought there would be bears, but there are enough bikers out there to not feel alone, but not too crowded either. Most of the trail is down hill or straight... More

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Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Trail is only 15 miles long, but it has 7-8 tunnels and 5 bridges. The first tunnel is about a mile long and can get a bit chilly and dark. Do bring proper lighting and tire patch kit ! The rental place is convenient, but their equipment is substandard and weathered. They use rechargeable lights which get weak by... More

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Yellowknife, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

What a brilliant experience! First off it does cost for the shuttle - pay it and smile. You absolutely wont regret it. Bring lights and a helmet (mandatory for the trail and they do check) and a warm top for ridding through the first tunnel. The ride is almost all on a moderate downward grade. Our boys ages seven and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Totally impressed from where we rented bikes to when we dropped off. Staff were helpful, friendly, and knowledgable!!! I had my bike my sister in law rented a bike. So family oreiented I want to go back and do this with my nephew and grandson. So easy to do just rent the bike, tag alongs etc and they have the... More

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