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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
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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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Best Ride in the Northwest

I have ridden the Hiawatha Trail on several occasions and have thoroughly ennoyed every mile of every ride. The tunnels and trestles are amazing but a good bike light is a must to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 June 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

I have ridden the Hiawatha Trail on several occasions and have thoroughly ennoyed every mile of every ride. The tunnels and trestles are amazing but a good bike light is a must to enjoy the tunnels. The trail surface varies from as smooth as gravel can get to small stones which can be a bit rough. I have ridden it... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Wow! Wow! Wow! Had heard of this amazing rails-to-trails bike trail some years ago so it was a "must do" for us while in the area. Spectacular scenery and easy down-hill ride. You feel like you are in back country but on this great bike path. We rented bikes which came with lights (for tunnels), helmets and free use of... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

This is a great place to take a bike ride. We rented our bikes which included a bike carrier from Lookout Pass. The bikes were okay, but nothing really special. We then drove to the end of the trail. We rode up the trail as far as we wanted and then returned to the car. Going this way is uphill... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

My last trip on the Hiawatha was a couple of years ago, I loved it! I'm not an athlete, took my time, riding with a 70 y/o friend. I don't have a fancy bike, just a run of the mill mountain bike and I had no trouble navigating the trail. Started at the top of the trail and rode through... More 

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Florissant, Missouri, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

Highlight of our trip for some, this is probably the most scenic bike trail we've ever taken. Many train trestles and tunnels that you ride on and through. We only experienced one negative. The bike rental company did not plan for the large number of riders that happened to arrive at the end of the trail around the same time... More 

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Every since we rode this trail in 2012, we go every year several times and take family when they visit. It is so peaceful and beautiful. The tunnels are thrilling, especially the first one. We see squirrels, deer and flowers. The air smells so good. The bus drive is a bit scary- but the drivers are pro. This is worth... More 

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

We chose to ride as a family of 6, up the Hiawatha and then back down and although it allowed us to see it all twice, I'm not sure it was worth it. The trail, although says p gravel, is actually more like small road base rocks which makes speed with a hybrid bike more difficult. If you do it,... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Stunning, just stunning and easy too. Sing in the tunnel; the acoustics are fabulous. Bridges are breathtaking!

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

Amazing rail trail with scenery and views in every direction! One of my favorite bike rides EVER!! Start at the top with the tunnel and just gradually coast downhill, taking in all the trestle bridges and mini tunnels!! A must do if you are in this neck of the woods.

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

I hadn't biked in 25 years and never off pavement, but the attraction of the Hiawatha Trail was too strong. Don't fear the tunnels (even the 1.7 mile one) as they were the smoothest and chilliest terrain. I found the rocky parts to be more daunting than the bridges and tunnels, but that was just from inexperience. The views were... More 

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