Portneuf Greenway

Idaho

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Portneuf Greenway Facts

States: Idaho
Counties: Bannock
Length: 16.7 miles
Trail end points: US 30, 0.7 miles northwest of Batiste Rd. and Indian Hills Soccer Complex
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 9880171
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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Portneuf Greenway Description

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 are working towards developing the Portneuf Greenway into a 27-mile pathway.

Named for the Portneuf River, which the greenway largely parallels, the trail at times gets quite close to the waterway and offers trailside benches to take in the views. The pathway connects a handful parks along the way, such as Sacajawea Park, which offer convenient jumping on-and-off points for the trail with parking lots, picnic areas, and portable restrooms.

A highlight of the trail is the Edson Fichter Nature Area; spread over 29 acres in south Pocatello, the preserve provides an excellent opportunity for viewing wildlife and for fishing.

Another important trail section, begins on the Idaho State University campus and heads down to the river. Along the way, it passes two great attractions: Zoo Idaho and the Bannock County Historical Museum.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at many points along the trail, including:

  • Sacajawea Park (off Aspen Lane)
  • Rainey Park (900 S. Arthur Ave.)
  • Upper Ross Park (off Avenue of the Chiefs)
  • Edson Fichter Nature Area (6011 Arapahoe St.)

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