The U.S. 93 south pedestrian/bike path is a paved path separated from U.S. 93. It is located along the west side of the highway. It begins just south of the U.S. 93/U.S. 12 intersection in Lolo and ends just south of the S. Kootenai Creek Rd./U.S. 93 intersection. It goes through the small town of Florence. A rail corridor runs along the east side of U.S. 93. The path's distance from the highway varies, and grades are gentle. To the west one can view the Bitterroot Mountains, and to the east are the Sapphire Mountains. There is a pair of tunnels under the highway between Lolo and Florence that allows one to ride for a few miles along the east side of the highway. Several park and ride lots can be used for leaving a vehicle. When complete, the path will extend all the way from Lolo south to Hamilton.
Parking and Trail Access
Good view of Bitterroot and Sapphire Mountains
Except for a 2 mile gap south of Victor, this trail is complete all the way from Lolo to Hamilton and will be 35 miles long when the gap is paved this summer (2012). Parking is available at a few Park and Ride lots or fishing access sites along US 93. ...
My 2nd ride on this trail
This is the 2nd time I've been to this area and rode the trail. It seemed like a nicer ride this time. Just as much highway noise, but it is still a nice ride. The paved trail ends about 4-5 miles north of Victor, but paving is being done, and it will ...
Nice but noisy multiuse trail
I rode this trail last weekend. It is a very nice setting, except it varies from 4ft to maybe 20ft away from US93. The bridges are grooved for winter driving, and every time a vehicle goes over them, the tires "zing".
But the scenery is great, lots ...