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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

US-95 Trail

19 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
This shared-use path sits on the east side of US-95 from Coeur d'Alene to the Athol on the Kootenai County line.The trail was added as part of a US-95 Highway improvement project. The eight existing...
ID 19 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

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Recent Trail Reviews

US-95 Trail

Biking the 95 Trail

June, 2021 by mdp1954

Well, the good thing about this trail is that it's paved and smooth. Otherwise, the trail is rather bleak, no scenery to speak of, unless you like highways. The Coeur d' Alene part is pretty much a frustration of cross traffic, stoplights, and more traffic. If you start off in Coeur d' Alene heading north, watch for right turn traffic at all the stoplights. Once you're away from CdA and past Hayden you lose the cross traffic and the ride proceeds with few interruptions. In Athol, the trail begins/ends at the Super 1. In CdA the trail begins/ends in some parking lot off Haycraft Ave. If you want to skip all the traffic lights and traffic you can start your ride from the Prairie Shopping Center. You won't miss much. Or go one block east to Government Way and ride that from Appleway to Prairie Ave. And you may want to plan your ride on a cool day. There is no shade on this route. There is a detour at E. Garwood for about a mile or so. (At least at the time of this writing.) Taken on a cool day and skipping the traffic in CdA it can be a nice straight forward ride.

North Idaho Centennial Trail

If you're looking for scenery or a nature trail this is not it!

May, 2021 by first ride

This is a commuter trail that travels through city streets, rule areas with businesses, and homes very rarely do you get to see the River. It's good if you want to ride along the trail with nothing interesting or beautiful to look at.

Stoddard Pathway

WalkingWithWomen Katy

April, 2021 by walkingwithwomenkaty

A very nice walk. Great for all walking levels.

Accordion

Great American Rail-Trail

best trail ever

March, 2021 by tpassarelli_tl

wonderful trip across America

Route of the Hiawatha

Route of the Hiawatha

March, 2021 by ivmsy4zkye

Took me five years of dreaming to make it here... loved every minute. Rode Labor Day weekend 2020. Just beautiful! Stopped on way to take photo by the state line sign which is located in the very first tunnel. Use your flashlight and look for it, easy to miss. The not so good: Rode both directions because of the lack of concern by shuttle owners about social distancing and C19. Also made what ended up being a 20 minute stop to help people with tools, as course "marshals" were a joke and I still made it up the hill before the shuttle; as even in the midst of a pandemic they waited for a full bus and did not require masks. (Encouraged, but not required). Little kid's rental bike had a blow out and course owners/marshals that you pay for, did NOTHING to help for over ninety minutes the family sat there. Restrooms at trail ends were filthy. Use ones on trail. In a nut shell.... the trail gets an A+ and the profit making company that runs it gets a D-. But I still loved it. :-)

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

4 days on the CdA

March, 2021 by ivmsy4zkye

Rode the trail end to end and back again, Sept 2020. Camped in local USFS campgrounds. Had to ride each segment up and back as there was no shuttle due to C19. Great ride. All segments different. Was over 100 degrees the last day and got way overheated. Trail heads are clean and well spaced and bathrooms en route. If you can meet some other riders to share shuttling that would be ideal. Really enjoyed the ride.

Route of the Hiawatha

wow,beautiful

March, 2021 by archiebushee

Take a good light for the tunnels. Awesome trip on a rad rover.

Boise River Greenbelt

The Boise River Greenbelt

January, 2021 by uwnkt6byyx

This is an incredible ride. The mostly paved path runs on both sides of the river in town with lots of stopping points. You’ll also find many parks offering great picnic stops, restrooms and bike tools. Plenty of entry points at the parks lining the river. Crowded in the summertime. Head east towards Lucky Peak Dam and it will thin out.

North Idaho Centennial Trail

fun both ways

October, 2020 by lcr1956

We stayed in CDA right by the lake. One day we rode north about 15 miles and turned around. Very nice (except when you go by the gun range - yikes). The next day we rode south about 15 miles. It’s partly on a road but totally safe. Loved every mile both ways. Idaho knows how to do trails!

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

love it

October, 2020 by lcr1956

We parked in Harrison and rode to Plummer. Beautiful ride. Yes, the last 5 miles into Plummer have an incline but not bad. Well worth it. Rode back to Harrison for lunch. 30 miles.

Railroad Right-of-Way Trail

yikes

October, 2020 by lcr1956

We started at the south end in a camp site. Holy uphill! It was a hot, humid day and the gravel was large. We lasted 3 miles uphill and gave up. I keep thinking Bigfoot was going to come out of the woods and get me. No thanks

Idaho Falls Greenbelt

Pretty!

October, 2020 by lcr1956

No this isn’t a hard trail but it’s very pretty. Ride by a college, sculptures, animal topiary and the falls. It was great place to ride this after being cooped up in a car all day. Very friendly people on the trail.

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