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Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

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Bucket list experience for sure!

Amazing Trail Experience! Do not let the length of the ride discourage you - it is all pretty... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Olympia, Washington
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 6 November 2018
John G
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States
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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
+1 208-744-1301
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing Trail Experience! Do not let the length of the ride discourage you - it is all pretty much downhill and there are buses to shuttle you back to the top! It is an amazing experience and worth every pedal! We camped near the east...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 5 October 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gottavaca
Reviewed 3 October 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lois v
Reviewed 24 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CJ W
Reviewed 20 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Brad S
Reviewed 13 September 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sharmaine P
Reviewed 11 September 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank BigSkyTripper
Reviewed 10 September 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank rshnpnut
Reviewed 10 September 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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Michael H
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20 August 2018|
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.
14 August 2018|
Response from Queenjjd | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, it closes Sept. 23rd this year. (2018)
29 July 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