Walking Trails in Idaho

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  • Ashton-Tetonia Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 29.6 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Ashton-Tetonia Trail officially opened in 2010 and extends nearly 30 miles between the towns of Ashton and Tetonia, Idaho. The trail occupies an abandoned rail spur once operated by Union Pacific (the Oregon Short Line). The trail includes ...
  • Bill Chipman Palouse Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID, WA
    Length: 7.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This pathway makes a great non-motorized transportation route between two college towns as well as a great place to take kids for walks, bicycling or in-line skating. It is almost flat, and is wide enough for all users to share and enjoy. It ...
  • Boise River Greenbelt

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 23 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone

    The Boise River Greenbelt follows its namesake river among towering trees, connecting downtown Boise with neighborhoods and the business district. Leading out of the city both north and south, the trail connects suburbs with parks and the Lucky ...
  • Boise's Ridge to Rivers Trail System

    State: ID
    Length: 75 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Boise's Ridge to Rivers Trail System is a network of more than 75 miles of trails in the foothills of Boise. The trails form a connected network of roads and single and double-track trails throughout the grassland hills and neighborhoods. Public ...
  • Celebration Recreation Area Guffey Bridge

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 0.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Guffey Bridge in the Celebration Recreation Area is a historical crossing over Idaho's Snake River. The bridge was first constructed in 1897 to carry ore from Silver City to Nampa for smelting. Now renovated, the bridge allows access via foot ...
  • Crown Point Railroad Grade Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    The Crown Point Railroad Grade runs 2.7 miles along a flat grade, perfect for walking, cycling or horseback riding. The trail is in Lake Cascade State Park and follows the southeast shoreline of the lake. Anglers can fish for rainbow trout, ...
  • Ed Corkill Memorial River Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Once a conduit that delivered new residents and new energy to the communities of Kendrick and Juliaetta, a 5.3-mile stretch of rail line fell victim to a changing economy and transportation system in the mid-1980s. It served the communities ...
  • Indian Creek Pathway (Kuna)

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Grass

    This is an asphalt path along Indian Creek and adjacent to the Union Pacific Railroad. Snake River Birds of Prey observation area is nearby.
  • Latah Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel

    The Latah Trail travels for 12 miles between Moscow and Troy on a 10-foot-wide paved path, paralleling State Route 8 until Howell Road, where it winds north through a forested to Troy's City Park. The trail occupies the former right-of-way of ...
  • Lewiston Levee Parkway Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Lewiston Levee Parkway Trail, part of the Clearwater and Snake River National Recreation Trail, starts at the entrance to the day-use area in Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston and descends the Snake River on the Idaho side, then turns and ...
  • Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Pearson to Calder)

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 36.1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Pearson-to-Calder Trail, part of the Idaho Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail system, passes through the scenic St. Joe River Valley and connects the popular Route of the Hiawatha with the towns of Avery, Marble Creek and Calder in northern Idaho. ...
  • Nampa to Stoddard Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    See the Nampa Parks and Recreation Department for more information about the trail and its history. Horseback riding permitted alongside the trail surface and not on the trail.
  • NorPac Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID, MT
    Length: 25.6 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Gravel

    The NorPac Trail follows the old right-of-way of the Northern Pacific Railway (hence the trail's name) in western Montana and the Idaho Panhandle, crossing Lookout Pass. The trail runs from Idaho near Mullan at the trailhead for the Trail of ...
  • North Idaho Centennial Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 24 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The North Idaho Centennial Trail is a non-motorized, multi-use trail that meanders 24 miles between scenic Higgens Point State Park on Lake Coeur d'Alene (6 miles east of the city) and the Idaho–Washington border, where it joins the Liberty ...
  • North Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Valley County Pathways is working on a trail between McCall and Cascade on the old railroad grade. The line was abandoned and much of the right of way returned to adjacent property owners, so the group is working on access agreements with the ...
  • North Valley Trail System

    State: ID
    Length: 22 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Described by Snow Country as "arguably the best in the United States," the cross-country skiing network known as North Valley Trails stretches for 22 miles between Ketchum and Galena Lodge and offers 130 km of skiable terrain. The North Valley ...
  • Prairie Trail (ID)

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Prairie Trail is a spur off the popular North Idaho Centennial Trail, a 24-mile scenic pathway from Coeur d'Alene to the Idaho/Washington border. The paved spur travels northwest for 4 miles along the former Union Pacific Railroad, connecting ...
  • Route of the Hiawatha

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Dirt, Gravel

    Note: Route of the Hiawatha is operated by Lookout Pass Ski Area under a special-use permit of the U.S. Forest Service. Trail users must obtain and display trail passes, which cost $10 for adults and $6 for children aged 6-13 years. Group rates ...
  • The Strand

    State: ID
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Strand meanders along the Payette River with sweeping views of the valley and surrounding mountains. It runs between North Bridge and South Bridge in Cascade, a rural city in west-central Idaho. At its southern end, it connects to Kelly's ...
  • Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 72 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Few long bicycle trails come any better than the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. The trail covers 72 entirely paved, wheelchair accessible miles through scenic mountains and valleys in Idaho's Panhandle. The area has a rich mining, railroading ...
  • Victor to Driggs Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Victor to Driggs Rail-Trail is nestled in a valley of eastern Idaho, surrounded by the beautiful Tetons. The paved north-south route follows a former Union Pacific right-of-way and parallels the state’s nearby border with Wyoming. For ...
  • Weiser River National Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 84 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Gravel

    The Weiser River National Recreation Trail is a feast of desert canyons, evergreen forests and alpine meadows, following the former right-of-way of a Union Pacific Railroad line between Tamarack and the town of Weiser. Other highlights of the ...
  • Wood River Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 33.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Known to locals as "the bike path," the Wood River Trails is a system of paved multi-use trails connecting the communities in the Wood River Valley around Ketchum. In summer biking, inline skating, walking and jogging are popular trail activities. ...
  • Yellowstone Branch Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 34 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    This trail crosses through grizzly bear habitat, and if overnight camps are used along the way, standard practices of properly hanging food, etc. should be followed. Contact the Ashton District Office at 208-652-7442 for information on camping ...