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Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A ride to remember

By far the best bike ride my wife and I ever did in the US. It was part of a package we bought... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
John G
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Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
DO IT!

Based on recent reviews that I have read, folks have different expectations of trails. We TOTALLY... read more

Reviewed October 5, 2018
gottavaca
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Yorktown, Virginia
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Originally the route of the Hiawatha train, this trail was constructed on the old railbed and was completed in 2001.
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest, or Exit 5 off Interstate 90, in Taft, Montana, ID 83846
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the best bike ride my wife and I ever did in the US. It was part of a package we bought & well worth it! The people running the site were very pleasant and then it got better. The tunnel to start 1+...More

Thank John G
Reviewed October 5, 2018

Based on recent reviews that I have read, folks have different expectations of trails. We TOTALLY loved this trail! We went the last day of the season (Sept 23) and loved everything about the trail and views. It was all down hill, very easy ride,...More

Thank gottavaca
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Our family has ridden this awesome trail ever since it opened. Our group was alarmed with the deterioration of the trail. The last 3 miles were the worst with very large gravel, making it a very rough ride. It looks like the path is down...More

Thank Lois v
Reviewed September 23, 2018

The vistas are amazing. The smell of the fir, cedar, and pine is amazing. Great photo opportunities.

Thank CJ W
Reviewed September 20, 2018

We drove 4+ hours out of our way to do this bike trail. I've never experienced a trail quite like the Hiawatha. You need to prepare yourself for this ride. If you are renting a bike you need to be familiar with its operation before...More

2  Thank Brad S
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

Wow! What an amazing trail to bike!!! My two friends and I had so much fun in August on the Hiawatha Bike Trail. It’s gorgeous and there are stops of historical facts along the way. Warning... the paths are dirt so you need to be...More

1  Thank Sharmaine P
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Always wanted to do this and we finally did with another couple. We all had our own bikes but my husband and I had to rent helmets and lights. The helmets were grody so try and pick one up if you can. The lights were...More

1  Thank BigSkyTripper
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

We had been thinking about biking this trail for some time, and recently decided to travel the 400-odd miles from our home to finally do it. We read some of the materials available online, but wanted to alert others to a couple of significant things....More

1  Thank rshnpnut
Reviewed September 9, 2018

This is about the fifth or sixth time I have ridden this trail and it just gets better. I love to introduce people to the joys of the ride, and this time had 3 grandkids 10 and under and they loved it too. The grade...More

1  Thank Michael H
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The tunnels and the trestle bridges are cool... and that is it. No great and grand vistas, the path is rock and gravel the whole way. Yes it is pretty much all downhill, but you get to the end and you feel like you haven't...More

Thank Brock T
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PrivateMan99
August 19, 2018|
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Response from williambR4750FW | Reviewed this property |
Smoke was not bad on the trail the day we were there. Not sure about it now. It is bad in Coeur d’Alene though.
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evergreenvalleyranch
August 14, 2018|
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Response from Queenjjd | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it closes Sept. 23rd this year. (2018)
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July 28, 2018|
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Response from Saskadon | Reviewed this property |
If you have neck or back issues I would suggest the “comfort bikes” they have available to rent. They have a more upright posture. My wife rented one of these and appreciated it. By the way, in my experience the dropped... More
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