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Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

Idaho Panhandle National Forest, or Exit 5 off Interstate 90, Taft, Montana, Idaho 83846 USA

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Reviewed by
wroadtrip

  • 4 Reviews
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August 20, 2021
Rated 5.0

My family and I had an excellent time! We were very fortunate that the wildfire smoke was not bad and we had beautiful views. The tunnels and trestles made it such fun, though, that we would have enjoyed it even had the smoke been bad. Others have noted that the first tunnel is wet. I think it’s also worth mentioning that it is cold! They told us it’s in the 40s year round. You’re in the tunnel for over a mile, so make sure you have a jacket! We began the trail around 9:30 and ended about 1:30 with our 12, 10, and 7 year old boys.

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Reviewed by
cynthianahia

  • 14 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 12, 2019
Rated 5.0

We absolutely enjoyed this trip. First, plan on making this an all day event if you have young kids. This is a 15 mile one way bike route on a slight downhill on an old rail route. You have a choice to ride up hill 2% grade or catching a bus back for some money.

You travel in several deep rail tunnels where head lamps are needed. The view is stunning. Nature and local wildlife will be seen. One tunnel is wet. That said it is supper important you have mud guards if you are towing kids. You will get muddy like you just laid brick. The mud is very wet not soft and sticky. Imagine the second it dries it is powder that dust off you.

Continue the trial an read all the signs to learn the history. Don’t forget to stop by the town Wallace for local craft brew and see “the center of the universe”!

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cynthianahia

  • 14 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
August 12, 2019
Rated 5.0

Absolutely worth it. Not that the first tunnel is wet so your bike will spray a lot of water. Wish they clarified this as we had tagalong bikes are our kids faces and bodies were all muddy. Other then that it was great! Worth every bit.

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Hiawatha Mountain Bike Trail

Idaho Panhandle National Forest
or Exit 5 off Interstate 90, Taft, Montana
Idaho
83846 USA

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