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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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We came as a large group and this trail is great for a variety of riding abilities. The trail is a gentle downhill ride followed by a shuttle that takes you most of the way back... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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86 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We came as a large group and this trail is great for a variety of riding abilities. The trail is a gentle downhill ride followed by a shuttle that takes you most of the way back to your car. The vies, especially along the trestle bridges were absolutely fantastic. Using a headlamp to peddle through a series of caves was... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A wonderful way to have a family experience. Packed a lunch ,wine & cheese and sat on the trestle enjoyed the day, exercise included. The forest service personal and others were very friendly and helpful.

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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Spectacular ride with beautiful scenery to boot. We rented bikes, and went from the top to the bottom. The ride is mostly downhill. You get to go through old railroad tunnels with just a light on your bicycle, stop on the bridges and learn about the great fire back in the day. It's great you can pack a lunch and... More 

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The trail itself is great. This is a rail to trail system. The trail cuts through beautiful forest, and you get to ride through tunnels (one over a mile long) and over old train trestles. It's all downhill to, so your muscles may not be sore from exertion, just from the constant jostling of going 15 miles on dirt and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had an excellent day on the Hiawatha Bike Trail. My family of 5, which includes a 12 year old and twin 9 year old girls, had a wonderful ride. We started early and got to Lookout around 830am where we purchased our tickets. Then drove a short 5 miles to the trail head. We were greeted at the entrance... More 

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Fernie, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We loved this amazing, scenic bike trail - a great family experience with beautiful views and fun tunnels. The let-down was the bike rental: it's 7 miles away from the trailhead at the nearby ski hill. The whole set-up is not explained properly in their leaflets or website, so I suspect the staff have to endlessly deal with people like... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Pretty cool concept. If you are a local you stop by the office at the state line and pay your 10 dollars per person, decide if you want to take the shuttle back, and head to the trail. If you need a bike, they hook you up with bike, light, and bike rack, load you up and you are on... More 

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Washington
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A very unique and amazingly beautiful bike ride. The route is slightly downhill taking you thru old train tunnels and over massive wooden bridges. We drove an hour out of our way to take this one in and we would do it again in a heart beat.

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San Marcos, California
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15 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We enjoyed our time here so much. The scenery is gorgeous and the trail descends a slight bit, which is good for us 'non bikers!' smile...the first 12 miles are filled with tunnels, bridges, and trees...the last 3 are the hardest with a worn path and tired legs...as we told our 12 year old daughter, it is something you will... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Truly a special experience to ride through train tunnels, over trestles, and see some gorgeous scenery. I think it's a must do when you're in the neighborhood.

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