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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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08:30 - 17:00
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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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Bring Headlamps, H20 and Band-aides

We (adults + may tweens and teens) have adventured down this trail many times. First, in the summer it can get seriously HOT - bring double the amount of water you think you will... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Snoqualmie, Washington

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Snoqualmie, Washington
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

We (adults + may tweens and teens) have adventured down this trail many times. First, in the summer it can get seriously HOT - bring double the amount of water you think you will need. Bring snacks - you will need the energy. Yes the grade is mostly downhill but it is long and its fun to take a break... More 

Thank ITRockstar
Minot, Maine
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Breath taking views as you ride a bike down an abandoned railway. Experience riding through a mile long tunnel, stopping a learning about the historic route. Bring a camera and a picnic for lifelong memories!

Thank Elaina T
Okanogan, WA
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86 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fun ride. If you are riding from the East Portal down to Pearson it is a pretty easy ride. You can take a shuttle bus back up most of the way, but there are some lines towards the end of day. We parked at Pearson and rode up to the East Portal and back down. The grade... More 

Thank KS-OK
la crosse
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

My husband and I agreed that this trip was one of the best things we did on our 2-week vacation. We're experienced bicyclists and enjoyed the novelty of riding across the train trestles and through the many tunnels. Since we visited late in the season, we didn't need reservations, but it's a popular ride and many others were out. The... More 

1 Thank Karen K
Boise, Idaho
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Not a road bike path. Gravel paths but gentle slope. Nice views, tunnels, trestles, and an enjoyable ride. If you are in the area, also consider the trail of the coeur d'alene

Thank mworthen
Spokane, Washington
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 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 have shocks on this trail. I think their other bike rental offered has shocks? I... More 

2 Thank HappyCamper6511
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 September 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 the structures and signs but it's a park. That's what taxes pay for. Riding a... More 

Thank Levi Z
Honolulu, Hawaii
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75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 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 a little tricky but they are wide enough that space wasn't an issue for us.... More 

Thank ValareeLynne
Ellensburg, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 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 ride and equally beautiful scenery. easy round trip rides.

1 Thank pjld42
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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90 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 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 had head lamps and found it still very dark. Also, it is very cold in... More 

1 Thank Maria M

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