Idaho Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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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

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

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

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 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

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-Dover Community Trail

3.3 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

The Strand

2.2 mi
State: ID
Asphalt, Dirt
Accordion

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

73.2 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
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
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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 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
Notice: The US Forest Service has closed the Borax Tunnel indefinitely as it is in imminent danger of collapse.Contact the Superior Ranger Station at Lolo National Forest for more information and...
ID, MT 22.2 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
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
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 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 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
Accordion
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 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

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

best 3 day bike ride

January, 2023 by ihler.hydroseed

Wife and I went on our first exclusive trip just to complete the entire trail both ways. We completed over three days and enjoyed every minute of it. Scenery is beautiful. Loved riding easy grade paved trail along rivers, lake, and hills. Would highly recommend this ride.

Route of the Hiawatha

Beautiful Place, Horribly Mismanaged

November, 2022 by jedenner1960

With what they charge to ride this loose gravel trail, and the huge number of novice cyclists, families with infants in bike trailers and couch potatoes who need an electric bike with huge tires and an extra-wide seat to ride downhill, this thing should be paved. It's more of an amusement park attraction than a bike trail, so give the public what they look for in a Disneyland-like experience! They should re-invest their obvious huge profits in paving and more frequent shuttle services. If it wasn't loose gravel, experienced cyclists would ride it in both directions and not end up at the bottom, in lines 200 yards long, in the midday sun, with no shade, with all the young families with crying children, waiting for the bus that takes them back to the parking at the top. Or at least, stop selling tickets to ride down, when the line at the bottom is out of control. And despite what the promotional material says, do not attempt the descent on a road bike. It is by no means, "packed gravel." It is very loose and very dangerous on tall, skinny, high PSI tires. What could have been a glorious experience in breathtaking surroundings was ruined by the mess this "organization" has created.

Route of the Hiawatha

Fabulous Trail

November, 2022 by vvvqsxnj7r

I have done this trail so many times through the years. Loved the tunnels and the trestles! The views are spectacular! Yes the trail is gravel. No problems with it. I saw some negative comments. I don’t understand it. Go back to the city then.

Accordion

NorPac Trail

Borax Tunnel detour

October, 2022 by topshelf

On Google Maps aerial photo, it appears there is a trail leading from a point on the NorPac Trail about 1/4 mile west of the west portal of Borax Tunnel, west and down to reconnect with NorPac trail on the other side of the tunnel at the lower elevation nearer I-90. Does anyone know if this a usable detour around the tunnel?

Route of the Hiawatha

the Hiawatha

September, 2022 by scotdavis3

This is the second time on the Hiawatha for my wife and I the trail is still a favorite it is scenic and well maintained and well run we will return

Weiser River National Recreation Trail

A true rail trail

August, 2022 by annmom1

We rode from north trail head to Cambridge - 44 miles. This is a true rail trail - an old railroad bed in some places dirt, some gravelish, some bumpy, some deeper gravel. North to south is downhill, but you pedal the entire way. We loved the trail, but were definitely beat at the end. Do not underestimate the effort per mile. Scenery is terrific - woods at the beginning, scenic prairie and canyons toward the end. Take lots of water and spare tubes. You pass several towns, but alot is remote without cell service, and services are slim. We used Weiser Shuttle Service - highly recommend.

Ed Corkill Memorial River Trail

Short but fun

August, 2022 by annmom1

Trail runs along the river from Julietta to Kendrick. Paved and flat. Runs by the wheat processing facility which was interesting as well. We did it twice for fun.

Snake River Canyon Rim Trail

Beautiful!

August, 2022 by loraleecampbell

Nice Ride with beautiful lookouts! Crowded at times around lookouts and the bridge.

Boise River Greenbelt

Beautiful Ride

August, 2022 by loraleecampbell

Although still some closed areas. We were able to progress to our destination without any issues. Path is crowded at times around college and water park.

Boise River Greenbelt

Great Ride

August, 2022 by loraleecampbell

Beautiful fun ride! Lots of people so at times slow going.

Idaho Falls Greenbelt

Worth a 2nd Visit

August, 2022 by acewickwire

Happened to have a little extra time when passing through the area. Rode this once again and wonderful morning ride, past many flowers, grassy areas, shady trees, cool water, etc. See that some additional trail is being added to the South West end of the trail. More improvements to this all ready great trail. Will do again when the opportunity presents.

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

New Favorite Trail

August, 2022 by acewickwire

Wow…really enjoyed this trail. Well worth taking the time to get there and ride. The trail description on TrailLink is very accurate. The trail surface was great, smooth and wide. Lots of folks take advantage of the trail and many, mostly, bikers were encountered. Plenty of information panels along the route with tables, benches and restrooms. This is a well maintained trail. Abundance of trail signage, mileage, etc. Mile 0 is about a ½ mile down the trail from the Plummer trailhead resulting in the ending point mileage of 71.4 at Mullan. Between mile 8 and 54 the trail is generally level, the other portions are railroad grade, so nothing overly taxing. Thinking this might be my new favorite trail.

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