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Explore the best rated trails in Idaho, whether you're looking an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Route of the Hiawatha and Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. With more than 33 trails covering 4264 miles you’re bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

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Length
Surfaces
Type

Ashton-Tetonia Trail

29.6 mi
State: ID
Dirt, Gravel

Bill Chipman Palouse Trail

7.1 mi
State: ID, WA
Asphalt

Boise River Greenbelt

46.1 mi
State: ID
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Boulder Creek Trail

0.25 mi
State: ID
Boardwalk, Gravel

Driggs Pathways

3 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Ed Corkill Memorial River Trail

5.3 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Guffey Railroad Bridge Trail

0.4 mi
State: ID
Boardwalk, Dirt

Idaho Falls Greenbelt

11 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Indian Creek Greenbelt

0.6 mi
State: ID
Asphalt, Concrete

Latah Trail

16 mi
State: ID
Asphalt, Gravel

Lewiston Levee Parkway Trail

12.3 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Long Bridge Trail

5.3 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Pearson to Calder)

36.1 mi
State: ID
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

NorPac Trail

22.2 mi
State: ID, MT
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel

North Idaho Centennial Trail

24 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

North Valley Rail Trail

5.9 mi
State: ID
Asphalt, Dirt

Paradise Path

2.2 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail

1.5 mi
State: ID
Dirt
Accordion

Portneuf Greenway

16.7 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Prairie Trail (ID)

4.2 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Railroad Right-of-Way Trail

34 mi
State: ID
Ballast

Route of the Hiawatha

15 mi
State: ID
Gravel

Sandpoint Byway Trail

2.5 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Sandpoint-Dover Community Trail

3.3 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Snake River Canyon Rim Trail

8.2 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Stoddard Pathway

2 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

The Strand

2.2 mi
State: ID
Asphalt, Dirt

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

73.2 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Victor to Driggs Rail-Trail

7.7 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Weiser River National Recreation Trail

84 mi
State: ID
Asphalt, Ballast, Gravel

Wood River Trail

36.1 mi
State: ID
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Ashton-Tetonia Trail officially opened in 2010 and extends nearly 30 miles between the towns of Ashton and Tetonia, Idaho. The trail occupies a former rail spur once operated by Union Pacific (the...
ID 29.6 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Bill Chipman Palouse Trail stretches 7.1 miles through the rolling wheat fields of the Palouse region, offering a convenient, paved connection between Washington State University and the...
ID, WA 7.1 mi Asphalt
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-west and...
ID 46.1 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The first step in the small city of Donnelly's plan to build a network of trails around its borders, the Boulder Creek Trail is a short but lovely pathway. The gravel and boardwalk path runs through a...
ID 0.25 mi Boardwalk, Gravel
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...
ID 2.7 mi Dirt
The little town of Driggs is nestled in the Teton Valley, on the west side of the Grand Teton range. Its best known as an outdoor recreation and resort town, with activities ranging from skiing and...
ID 3 mi 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...
ID 5.3 mi Asphalt
The Great American Rail-Trail highlights some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, well-known geography and storied history across a 3,700-miles-plus route between Washington and Washington....
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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...
ID 0.4 mi Boardwalk, Dirt
The Idaho Falls Greenbelt is exactly what its name brings to mind: a green north-south connector through the city along both sides of the Snake River. On its north end, the trail runs adjacent...
ID 11 mi Asphalt
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...
ID 0.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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...
ID 16 mi Asphalt, Gravel
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...
ID 12.3 mi Asphalt
The Long Bridge Trail starts at U.S. Highway 95 at the south entrance to Sandpoint in northern Idaho. The trail includes a 2-mile-long pedestrian bridge, which parallels the highway and provides a...
ID 5.3 mi Asphalt
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,...
ID 36.1 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, 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...
ID, MT 22.2 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
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...
ID 24 mi Asphalt
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...
ID 5.9 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Paradise Path forms a critical link between the Latah Trail and Bill Chipman Palouse Trail, two long rail-trails on opposite sides of Moscow, Idaho. Winding within Moscow city limits, the Paradise...
ID 2.2 mi Asphalt
The Pend d’Oreille Bay Trail offers a wooded, unpaved route along its namesake bay between Ponderay and Sandpoint in northern Idaho. In addition to the waterfront views, you can see the Cabinet...
ID 1.5 mi Dirt
Accordion
The Portneuf Greenway is a collection of paved trails, currently totaling nearly 17 miles throughout Pocatello, connecting residential and commercial neighborhoods with natural areas. Trail advocates...
ID 16.7 mi 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...
ID 4.2 mi Asphalt
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...
ID 34 mi Ballast
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...
ID 15 mi Gravel
The Sandpoint Byway Trail offers an important north-south route through Sandpoint, a community on the shores of Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho. The paved 2.5-mile route offers pleasant views of...
ID 2.5 mi Asphalt
The paved, flat trail occupies an old railroad corridor connecting Sandpoint to Dover, 3.3 miles south. Begin on Larch Street and head south (heading north would take you to the Milltown Trail). The...
ID 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Snake River Canyon Rim Trail offers jaw-dropping views and numerous park amenities in the south-central Idaho community of Twin Falls. Although the pathway is not completely seamless yet, each...
ID 8.2 mi 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...
ID 2 mi Asphalt
The Strand, sometimes referred to as the Cascade River Walk, meanders along the Payette River with sweeping views of the valley and surrounding mountains. It runs between North Bridge and South Bridge...
ID 2.2 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes covers 73 paved miles through scenic mountains and valleys in Idaho's Panhandle. The area has a rich mining, railroading and Native American history, too, and there are...
ID 73.2 mi 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...
ID 7.7 mi Asphalt
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...
ID 84 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Gravel
Known to locals simply as "the bike path," the Wood River Trail offers spectacular recreational opportunities amid the equally spectacular scenery of central Idaho, nestled among the surrounding Rocky...
ID 36.1 mi Asphalt

Getting Outside in a Time of Social Distance


As the days of social distancing add up in the response to COVID-19, trails are increasingly being counted on as places where people can continue to be physically active and find respite while practicing social distancing. As you plan your trail outing, be prepared that some trails may have limited services, including closed facilities like bathrooms, depots and visitor centers as well as limited or no staff. We encourage you to check the latest public health guidance from the CDC and your local/state governments, as well as the status of your trail, before heading out! You can find local trail contact information in the “Related Content” section of each individual trail record.

Recent Trail Reviews

Weiser River National Recreation Trail

Good bike trail

May, 2020 by aparrott58

Started at Weiser. Got a flat w/in 3miles of TH. We were riding our fat tire ebikes, each approx 70 pounds. We pushed/towed/tugged the one flat tired bike to a roaded access point through a private farm field, while my husband rode the one good ebike back to TH to get our Jeep and find me somewhere near a farm field. Pushing a 70 pound fatty in soft sand can be a challenge... Found a bike shop, JD's Bike Shop, in Weiser but due to Covid lockdowns, he wasn't open, BUT his phone was on and he was hanging out at his place so he drove over to his shop on his Harley and fixed our flats and a few other issues we were having with our bikes. Jeff was a great guy, we discussed politics and pandemics and for a mere $20 we were off again to finish our adventure.

The next day we started at the Wye TH and rode all the way to Fruitvale and back. We noted that the Hiway 95 bridge was being worked on but the signs for closing the trail were not blocking the trail (going south) so we navigated through the construction debris. At Starkey, the trail is closed with a number of signs and we were re-routed onto the adjacent road. We saw why the trail was closed. There are two lengthy trestles between Fruitvale and Starkey. The Starkey one is missing the entire rail/trail bed due to washout. Only the railing is there. (see picture). Repair for this will be costly. One the way back to the Wye TH, the "closed trail" signs under the Highway were put up but since our Jeep was at the TH, we hurried through this section despite the workers on the highway yelling at us. Yes it is dangerous because construction debris can fall off the bridge onto the trail (including orange peels) but we couldn't walk the 10 miles back to the TH or ride our bikes on the very crowded highway. At a minimum, there should have been a sign on the kiosk at the Wye regarding the closed trail. And there is no mention either of the missing trail at the Starkey trestle or the closure.

The following day was a short one as we rode between Goodrich to Mesa Siding. (Poor directions were given both on the RTC website and the brochures so for those who want to park at Goodrich (there are at least 3 spots on new gravel, but no room for trailers), remember to turn right at the Goodrich Creek road off of Goodrich road. Due to lots of housing development, there are alot of new roads and we ended up making lots of u-turns. There is a trail sign but it can only be seen if you drive from the Cambridge side. We drove in from the landfill side off the highway as the brochure indicated). This stretch of trail is very nice with turkeys, quail and the smell/spoor of a bear under or near the Weiser River bridge. No-one else was on the trail and we were not near the hiway so the peacefulness was very relaxing.

This trail is nicer on the north and middle parts but the south part out of Weiser was not so good and there are lots of puncture vine (aka goathead weed) plants just waiting to flatten a tire. (per Jeff at JD's Bike shop). Also there are very few places to sit and have lunch/snack. We found only two benches on the north end, and only one bench by Goodrich.

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Trail of the Couer d’ Alene and Hiawatha

March, 2020 by gvb1940

Linked these two trails together. Rode by myself on my Bike Friday Llama.
Stayed in motels 2 nights. Great ride except for getting buzzed by some punk on a quad.

Great American Rail-Trail

Best Trail Ever

January, 2020 by cbyounger

This is the best trail I have ever ridden!

Accordion

Route of the Hiawatha

A Memorable Experience

October, 2019 by crystal.aker

Was unlike anything I had ever experienced! Be sure to have warm clothing and snacks as the route can take awhile with a group. Highly recommended!

Weiser River National Recreation Trail

Cambridge to Council in October 2019

October, 2019 by rminch

A nice 40-mile round trip from Cambridge to Council and back in early October 2019. Trail surface was mostly dry, ranging from gravel to a bit rocky. Not great for road bikes but good for mountain bikes and very good for the fat-tire (4-inch-wide) e-bike (allowed) I used this time. Most casual mountain bikers might average about 10 MPH. This section is almost all away from the highway and other roads, so very peaceful. Trees and river views increase as you go north. I had to open about eight cattle gates but none were locked and this may vary by season. There is camping and lodging at Mundo Hot Springs and several other places along or near this segment of trail. Thanks to the many volunteers who maintain this great trail!

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

We'll be back.

September, 2019 by alb7610

👍 👍 👍

Route of the Hiawatha

Just the tunnels

September, 2019 by normanbowers

The main reason for taking this trail rather than the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes is the tunnels. Cost is $12 plus $10 if you want to ride the bus back(uphill). Bike and light rentals are available at the entrance.

Route of the Hiawatha

A 1.6 mile tunnel of dripping darkness. Carry good lights, and then sweeping downhill for miles across trestle after trestle of beautiful country. I rode 38 mm tires on a tour bike and made the loop fine.

September, 2019 by nardclaar

A 1.6 mile tunnel of dripping darkness. Carry good lights, and then sweeping downhill for miles across trestle after trestle of beautiful country. I rode 38 mm tires on a tour bike and made the loop fine.

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Rode the whole route and it was grins the whole way. I was a self contained tourist rided 38 mm tires and it was like a smooth road with no cars. FANTASTIC.

September, 2019 by nardclaar

Rode the whole route and it was grins the whole way. I was a self contained tourist rided 38 mm tires and it was like a smooth road with no cars. FANTASTIC.

Route of the Hiawatha

What a great ride, smooth paved trail the whole route with beautiful vistas and wonderful smiles. This is a gem.

September, 2019 by nardclaar

What a great ride, smooth paved trail the whole route with beautiful vistas and wonderful smiles. This is a gem.

North Idaho Centennial Trail

Good dirt trail that I had no problem with 40 pound self contained load and 38 mm tires. Fun and beautiful trail. would love to do it again.

September, 2019 by nardclaar

Good dirt trail that I had no problem with 40 pound self contained load and 38 mm tires. Fun and beautiful trail. would love to do it again.

Route of the Hiawatha

2nd time on the trail

August, 2019 by shap

We rode the trail July the 16th, 2019. The first time was August 2017, and it was hot, the temp was over 90 degrees. This time the temp was in the 60's and we were the second and third person on the trail. The Taft tunnel was a bit muddy from the cool wet spring/summer. The rest of the trail was in good shape, we stopped in a tunnel for 20 min to let some rain pass. The staff did a great job. What a great trial.

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