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Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

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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 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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Awesome Family Adventure

We went with a family group of 12 ranging from ages 2-72. Great fun! An easy downhill ride for the lazy ones in the family, dark and spooky tunnels for the thrill seekers. You do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Maria M
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Glen Ellyn, Illinois

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went with a family group of 12 ranging from ages 2-72. Great fun! An easy downhill ride for the lazy ones in the family, dark and spooky tunnels for the thrill seekers. You do need a good bike light for the tunnels; we only had head lamps and found it still very dark. Also, it is very cold in... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was worried from some of the reviews of how scary/uneven the tunnel section was. It's not, if you've been on a bike there is nothing to worry about. I felt like the ride got a little more rugged towards the last 3-4 miles but might have just been I was saddle sore from a ride the previous day. We... More 

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Thank Sabrina F
Cashmere, Washington
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a beautiful place and a really cool adventure, but there were a few disappointments that overshadowed the whole experience. The latter part of the downhill trail needs maintenance. It was so bumpy that it made it uncomfortable for my children to ride for so many miles. Also, the trail should be marked better or include the mileage and... More 

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Spokane, Washington
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would call the surface rocks, rather than gravel. It was an arduous trek. I've ridden 1000's of miles but never on anything close to this bad. I saw a woman with a trailer beside the trail holding a baby. I'm thinking, "Shaken baby syndrome?" Seriously! There are hundreds of miles of wonderful trails in the Pacific Northwest with beautiful... More 

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Clare County, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Magnificent beauty. This is an easy ride for people of all ages as you coast down the trail, which is a 2% grade all of the way. You get to ride through 9 tunnels, which are really cool - literally. It is 38 degrees in the tunnels so bring a light jacket. But the cool tunnels were great for the... More 

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Thank Beth K
Centerville, Utah
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely worth it! Just be prepared with very good headlamps, and bike front headlight, and I would also suggest red reflector flashing back lights on bike itself. Very difficult to see person ahead of you in the dark tunnels, and if someone stops unexpectantly it is almost a potential "domino effect" of falling bikes. Know how to handle a mountain... More 

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Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really, it's a nice easy bike ride through a gorgeous area. The tunnels were easy to ride through, the path smooth and downhill the whole time, and the trestles amazing to stop at and enjoy the views. Our rental car, a Ford Edge, could not be fitted with a roof rack according to the bike guys at Lookout Pass Resort... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The trail is breathtaking and is easy enough for small kids. There are plenty of places to stop and rest and so much to see. Take a light! The long tunnel is over a mile of pitch black. We rented bikes and helmets from the ski resort and we had them deliver the bikes to the trailhead. Easy, and the... More 

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Thank K W
Montana
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46 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

We took our grandkids on a day trip on the Hiawatha Trail. We rented Burleys (Tow behind kid seat trailers) for the two grandkids who are 3 years old and 1year old. Both the kids and the adults had a great time. This is basically a downhill and level ride the entire time. The scenery is spectacular, and there are... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The Hiawatha Trail is a 14+ mile bike ride and managed by a local ski resort. The path has 10 tunnels (one over a mile and void of any light) and 7 trestles. The trail is on a downward slope and easy ride for young and old. The mountain views, rivers/creeks and all types of foliage is great. The day... More 

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