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Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

Address: Idaho Panhandle National Forest, ID
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Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Idaho
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Biking trails, State Parks, Canyons, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner description: Originally the route of the Hiawatha train, this trail was constructed on the old railbed and was...
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Type: Biking trails, State Parks, Canyons, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Mountain biking
Owner 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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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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161 reviews 161 reviews
36 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
9 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is an awesome ride. We did the bike rental and started from the top and rode to the bottom. From there we caught the bus ride back to the top. It's mostly down hill. There are dark tunnels, high bridges to cross and it is a spectacular ride. You can ride at your own pace, stop for lots of... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
16 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

An activity for all levels depending upon one's ability to ride a bike and negotiate around those who can't. It runs along a discontinued rail-bed through a series of tunnels (one of which is 3km long.) Expect to get muddy in the tunnels from dripping water and back-wheel spray. Views are great and the staff of Lookout Pass who outfitted... More 

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