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Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

Idaho Panhandle National Forest, or Exit 5 off Interstate 90, Taft, Montana, ID
+1 208-744-1301
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Fun, but have shocks on your bike!

I was told about this trail by my husband. I was all for it cause I enjoy bike riding. However, I... read more

Reviewed September 5, 2016
HappyCamper6511
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Spokane, Washington
Nice but crowded and expensive

This trail is awesome. The people on it are helpful and it is very scenic. Beware it is very... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2016
Levi Z
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Originally the route of the Hiawatha train, this trail was constructed on the old railbed and was completed in 2001.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“bike rack” (19 reviews)
“mile tunnel” (24 reviews)
“shuttle bus” (22 reviews)
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Idaho Panhandle National Forest, or Exit 5 off Interstate 90, Taft, Montana, ID
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Reviewed September 5, 2016

I was told about this trail by my husband. I was all for it cause I enjoy bike riding. However, I could not bring my bike so rented a standard mountain bike. Yeah it would be fine for 7 miles, but 15. All bikes should...More

2  Thank HappyCamper6511
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

This trail is awesome. The people on it are helpful and it is very scenic. Beware it is very popular and isn't like riding mountain trails on your own. Also, you have to pay to use this public land. I know it goes to maintain...More

Thank Levi Z
Reviewed August 29, 2016

We had a BEAUTIFUL day to ride this trail! The volunteers are friendly and helpful, and the views can't be beat! We saw kids from 3 years old and up enjoying the ride with their families. It's an easy downhill and the tunnels can be...More

Thank ValareeLynne
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Had I not ridden the Iron Horse State Park, John Wayne trail at the summit of Snoqualmie Pass, I would say, awesome trail! Having ridden the 2.3 mile tunnel and the 5 trestles I have to say I much prefer the latter for its smoother...More

1  Thank pjld42
Reviewed August 21, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Maria M
Reviewed August 16, 2016

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...More

Thank Sabrina F
Reviewed August 16, 2016 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...More

Thank Annie C
Reviewed August 7, 2016

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?"...More

Thank rudiesue
Reviewed August 2, 2016

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...More

1  Thank Beth K
Reviewed July 26, 2016

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...More

1  Thank julie13721
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HighWycombeJohn
Hi, We are visiting the area in late August from the UK and want to know if you have to rent bikes and other equipment in advance or just turn up on the day. We will be staying nearby at Wallace having travelled from Seattle by car. Any advice would be appreciated
July 12, 2016|
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Response from JimH_Tarheel | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Lookout Pass Ski Resort rents nice Trek bikes, helmets, etc. Enjoy! I would check out their website.
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