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 ...
  • 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 Northern Pacific Railway line that transported goods, mail and passengers to and from the communities of Kendrick and Juliaetta, the Ed Corkill Memorial River Trail now provides a recreation and active transportation connection between ...
  • Guffey Railroad Bridge Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 0.4 miles
    Surface: Boardwalk, Dirt

    Guffey Railroad Bridge in Celebration Park—Idaho's only archeological park—is a historical crossing over Idaho's Snake River. The bridge was constructed in 1897 to carry ore from Silver City to Nampa for smelting. Now renovated, the bridge allows ...
  • Indian Creek Greenbelt

    State: ID
    Length: 0.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Indian Creek Greenbelt is an asphalt path along Indian Creek that links several of Kuna's recreational amenities, including a skate park, BMX racetrack and baseball fields. The trail is well-shaded, and a large open space dotted with mature ...
  • 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: 12.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    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. ...
  • 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: 5.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Valley County Pathways, a nonprofit responsible for the rural Idaho county's ambitious trails plan, spearheaded the construction of the popular North Valley Rail Trail as its centerpiece. The trail currently stretches between McCall and a point ...
  • 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 state line. The paved spur travels northwest for 4 miles along a former Union Pacific Railroad corridor, ...
  • Railroad Right-of-Way Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 34 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    The Railroad Right-of-Way Trail winds through the pristine wilderness of Idaho's Targhee National Forest. The sprawling forest is a unit of the even larger Caribou-Targhee National Forest, which borders famous Yellowstone and Grand Teton National ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stoddard Pathway

    Rail-Trail

    State: ID
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Stoddard Pathway is a 2-mile trail on the eastern side of Nampa, Idaho. The trail was built on a former rail corridor—hence its alternative name, Rails to Trails—that was converted to an underutilized dirt path in the 1990s. Now, the paved ...
  • 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 midpoint, it connects to Kelly's Whitewater ...
  • 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: 7.7 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. A highlight ...
  • 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 simply as "the bike path," the Wood River Trails is a system of paved multi-use trails connecting the communities in Idaho's Wood River Valley. In summer, biking, inline skating, walking and jogging are popular trail activities. ...