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Address: Idaho Panhandle National Forest, or Exit 5 off Interstate 90, Taft, Montana, ID
Phone Number: 208-744-1301
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Originally the route of the Hiawatha train, this trail was constructed...

Originally the route of the Hiawatha train, this trail was constructed on the old railbed and was completed in 2001.

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Best Rail Trail EVER!!

Amazing rail trail with scenery and views in every direction! One of my favorite bike rides EVER!! Start at the top with the tunnel and just gradually coast downhill, taking in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing rail trail with scenery and views in every direction! One of my favorite bike rides EVER!! Start at the top with the tunnel and just gradually coast downhill, taking in all the trestle bridges and mini tunnels!! A must do if you are in this neck of the woods.

Fountain Hills, Arizona
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53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 NEW

I hadn't biked in 25 years and never off pavement, but the attraction of the Hiawatha Trail was too strong. Don't fear the tunnels (even the 1.7 mile one) as they were the smoothest and chilliest terrain. I found the rocky parts to be more daunting than the bridges and tunnels, but that was just from inexperience. The views were... More 

Polson, Montana
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The trail is great. Very nice scenery, well groomed. An easy ride down hill. HOWEVER, they were only running one shuttle bus when they clearly sold enough trail passes to run 2 or 3 buses. This resulted in an hour and a half wait. Next time we will ride up and back down to the bottom trail head. Ask how... More 

Rockwall, Texas
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157 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

This was a beautiful and fun ride to do at you own pace. Enjoy cool dark tunnels, scenic vistas from the trail and bridges on a nicely maintained trail. We drove over from Spokane and made a day trip out of it. People of all ages and skill level were out enjoying the ride. The rental company will transport you... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

This past Friday we visited the Hiawathia bike trail with relatives. Make sure that you bring a headlamp or flashlight that is very bright. The first tunnel is 1.66 miles long and is total dark. It is difficult to see without a bright headlamp. I ended up walking my bike through the tunnel since I could not see. The trail... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Couldn't just do this once. This was our second ride in 3 years and still fantastic. The first tunnel was less intimidating this trip. And the views...Even though it is a 15 mile ride, it is mostly downhill and our kids did great. Lots of smaller ones on trail too. Our only complaint this trip was the long line up... More 

Chesterton, Indiana, United States
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156 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Went with my family of 4. The only downside is you have to pick up the bikes at the ski resort and drive 5 miles to the trail head. When you are done you have to bring the bikes back. But the trail is amazing. Part of the old Hiawatha rail line it is 15 miles but with a gentle... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We drove 10 hours just to get to this trail and let me tell you.. It was completely worth it. Indescribable views and an easy, downhill ride. Don't let the 15 miles scare you. You can coast through almost all of it. I would say that this ride probably isn't for kids. While I don't thinks it's very dangerous or... More 

Anchorage, AK
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Looking for an easy thrilling 1.7 mile long bike ride through a dark railroad tunnel followed by 14 miles of gentle downhill gravel trail through more short tunnels and across high bridges with no traffic located in the thick forests and hills of Idaho then this trail is for you. Sign up for the bus ride back to the top... More 

South Kent, Connecticut
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

My, wife, I , 11 year old son and my old schoolmate rode this trail in August. What an incredible experience.14 miles of an average 2 % downgrade on an old railroad bed through the high mountains. You go through several tunnels which are nice and cool but dark and ride on several trestles above the tree tops. When you... More 


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