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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 31 trails covering 515 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
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

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

21.3 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

Portneuf Greenway

16.7 mi
State: ID
Asphalt

Prairie Trail (ID)

4.2 mi
State: ID
Asphalt
Accordion

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

71.8 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 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 and south, the...
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
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 21.3 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
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
Accordion
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
Few long bicycle trails come any better than the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes. The trail covers 71 entirely paved, wheelchair accessible miles through scenic mountains and valleys in Idaho's Panhandle....
ID 71.8 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

Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Pearson to Calder)

Rough but beautiful

August, 2018 by myfinecycle

We only rode sections of this part of the Milwaukee Road rail trail. When we finished riding the Hiawatha at Pearson, we were the only people continuing on bikes. Everyone else was shuttling back to their cars. We were on the rail trail for about half the nine miles to Avery. We continued across the St Joe's North Fork, crossing the bridge and staying on Moon Pass Rd. This is basically a continuation of the Hiawatha; Avery was a major stop on the line. There are several more tunnels along this section. The surface is rocky, so even though we were descending to the river we weren't able to really enjoy it as much as we should have. Wider tires might have helped. We rode 700x32.

From Avery to Calder, we opted to stay on the pave St Joe River Rd, so I can't speak to the condition of the railroad grade. In speaking with those who did ride it, it's decent until Calder, though somewhat washboarded and sandy in spots. Again, wider tires would help. I can speak to its beauty; the views are the same from either road, only opposite sides of the river. Spectacular vistas, with the river and the hills and the pines. Stop 12 miles west of Avery at the Forest Service interpretive center.

North Idaho Centennial Trail

Very pleasant ride

August, 2018 by myfinecycle

We rode the entire length of the North Idaho Centennial Trail as part of a self-guided tour in the area. From its western terminus at the beautiful bridge over the Spokane and the artwork in a tunnel, we enjoyed every minute. It didn't bother us that we were along I-90 for several miles; it was just great to have a separate paved trail to get us from Spokane to Coeur d'Alene. And we got to share the interstate's rest areas! We didn't even have a road crossing until Post Falls. Signage was excellent. Even though it was a very hot Saturday in late July, we didn't mind sharing the trail with all the beachgoers.

East from CdA the trail is separated from traffic and has several rest stops. It does climb to its eastern terminus. Beautiful trail.

NorPac Trail

Almost perfect

August, 2018 by myfinecycle

My husband and I rode the NorPac as part of a weeklong bike tour, self-guided, in the Bitterroots. It's incredible that you can link several trails together and experience this great region without major climbing. I can't give it 5 stars for a few reasons. First, there need to be more signs. Second are the directions for following the trail given here and elsewhere; they are confusing since road numbers are hard to find.

The connection in Mullan from the Trail of the CdA is seamless. It's easy to see on online maps that one must follow Friday Ave to Larson Rd, and there are some signs. Staying on Larson til it ends at the fish hatchery gets you to a dead end, even though the NorPac is an invisible spitting distance away. Better to turn left onto Cole Ranch Rd just before Shoshone Park and find the trailhead immediately on your right. My Garmin Etrex 20 showed the trail and tracks so we easily found it from the hatchery anyway, as you could also do from Shoshone Park.

The climb from there to Lookout Pass was very easy and beautiful. The beginning of the descent required lots of braking, and the rest of the ride we had to go slowly down to avoid big rocks. Wider tires might have helped; we used 700x32. Though it was slow going it was very nice. If you don't mind bumpy, then you might not worry about avoiding rocks.

We did not turn up Rainy Creek Rd towards the Hiawatha; instead we continued straight onto Randolph Creek/NorPac Railway which follows I-90 and the St Regis River to Saltese, MT, riding the entire length of the NorPac Trail. I detail this and neighboring trails in my journal: http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/myidahopanhandle

Accordion

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

80 miler out and back

August, 2018 by rcaffey_tl

Departed the Enaville trail-head at dawn on July 29. 2018 and rode to Chatcolet bridge by mid-morning. Stopped at Harrison for lunch on the ride back (One Shot Charlies) and returned to Enaville in the afternoon.

Total miles was 79.5 - but we are rounding it to 80!!

Excellent ride that was cool at the start (55f at 6 am) and hot at the end (95f at 4 pm).

Three of us riding (myself, age 53, wife age 52, and daughter age 21).

It was an epic trip and I cant say enough positive things about this trail.

Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes

Rose Lake Trailhead to Chatcolat Trailhead

August, 2018 by scl901

My wife dropped me off at Rose Lake Trailhead. I rode the trail to Harrison, had lunch with her, and then did a round trip to Chatcolat Trailhead and back to Harrison. This was a beautiful, flat ride. I enjoyed this more than any paved trail ride I have done. It was 18 miles on the first leg and then 15.5 on the ride to Chatcolat and back.

I passed some small groups of walkers near trailheads. Everyone I encountered, both on bikes and walking, shared the trail and we all enjoyed our day. Great, easy ride!

Route of the Hiawatha

Great scenery, but accessibility issues need to be addressed

July, 2018 by ellafan

I really cannot add more about the spectacular scenery that other reviewers have commented on. This really is a must-do trail. If you decide to make that effort be warned that weekends will present heavy bike traffic with a number of folks not knowing which side of the trail to ride on and parents oblivious to rules of the bike road. I encountered one accident where a boy who was not supervised by his guardian caused an accident with a small girl on a bike. Be alert or go during the weekday. Accidents can happen, but guidebook authors are not kidding when they state how popular this trail is.

I went in July with a friend who was riding an adult trike. I rode a single speed mountain bike and went down and back from the East Portal. The trail is rough with small stones (not pea-size gravel like many rail-trails) so skinny tires would not be advised. If you are going to ride your trike on this trail be advised that there are bollards and some of them have posts spaced too close together to get your trike through. And, you cannot go around them. While my friend got through a few of the bollards by really having to slow down, there were several areas where friendly folks had to help lift the bike up and over the bollards. This is definitely a drawback - even people who were pulling carriers had problems. When my friend finally got to the end she was talking with one of the shuttle drivers and he mentioned "oh, just tell a trail steward at the start of the trail that you have a trike and they will send someone to remove one of the posts so you can get through." Ok, but this was not posted anywhere, nor did any of the numerous trail stewards at the East Portal mention this to her as we awaited instructions for going through the long tunnel. None of the guidebooks or the Hiawatha Trail website or literature mentions this either. I understand the need for the bollards but somebody needs to make these areas a bit more trail friendly.

And yes, the Taft Tunnel at the East Portal trailhead is long and pitch black. Get a powerful light to use and have a rear blinking light so others behind you know where you are in the tunnels.

North Idaho Centennial Trail

North Idaho Centennial Trail

July, 2018 by ellafan

This is a fine urban trail and the city of Coeur d'Alene and surrounding areas should be commended for providing a long paved corridor with a lot of easy access points. However, as one previous reviewer sort of put it, "Welcome to the I-90 bicycle lane." Along the northern route you have industrial areas on one side and freeway noise on the other.

In Coeur d'Alene itself, the trail is shared with pedestrians, dogs, skateboarders, and beachgoers. It was impossible to bike safely on this trail in the city during the weekend. On the week day, it was much more manageable. Past Coeur d-Alene, the trail undulates and in some parts you are right next to the road. It is not unsafe and the trail is quite wide, but if you are looking for a bucolic and peaceful trail, the Centennial Trail may disappoint you.

Route of the Hiawatha

Spectacular Trail Ride

July, 2018 by mykaren664

So the day started out a bit on the shaky side traveling with over 18 riders from ages 4-76 and with little to no help from the staff at the Lookout Pass we were a bit confused and frustrated and running on low patience by the time we got to the trail head and gathered our bikes and Tagalongs etc. However, things turned around rather quickly when we were greeted with the most pleasant informative staff member I believe she’s labeled as a Trail Marshal but her name was Charity and she was definately named properly she was just AMAZING IN EVERY WAY & not only was she helpful, informative and put us all at ease but later in the day we had a member of our team whom needed some serious medical attention and Charity jumped to our aid to save our entire day when it could of easily gone so far off from a good, Trail Marshall Charity saved our trail ride day. Charity tended to every necessasary medical/Trail need that we encountered that day and was just a joy a true hero of the day. The trestles are so amazingly beautiful and the tunnels are too but the Taft tunnel is a bit scary especially when you have older folks riding that haven’t ridden a bike in so long but they are so enjoyable just need to take your time and listen to the instructions of the Trail Marshall’s such as joyful Charity because they obviously do know a thing or two to ensure a safe enjoyable experience on there “Rails to Trails”. I recommend this trail for all new and novice it’s truly a gift from Mother Earth to be enjoyed and treasured amongst all of us. I highly suggest this trail and make sure to say HI to Charity when your there she’s truly remarkable.

Idaho Falls Greenbelt

Not 11 miles

July, 2018 by cldtennant

I agree with the prior posting, no signage, confusing, and hard to navigate. But the most disappointing part is that it was not 11 miles from one into the other. It’s 5 1/2 miles long and that was with getting lost several times. This needs to be corrected by rails to trails Conservancy.

Pend d'Oreille Bay Trail

A very pleasant trail

June, 2018 by railtrailingblog

There's parking at the south end of the trail, and if you're on bicycles, the gravel from the lot going down to the trail should be taken slowly. But most of the trail is a very pleasant ride in the shady canopy of the trees along the water, with a wonderful view of the mountains to the east. I submitted a few pictures.

Weiser River National Recreation Trail

Amazing

June, 2018 by michellemburks

This is so worth while to ride. We started in Weiser, rode to Cambridge.
Then stayed at the Frontier motel and finished with the ride to New Meadows. The trail the first half is gravelly, be ready for that. We also slimed our tires and only had one flat that sealed up right away. The second half to New meadows is a better trail and so gorgeous. The wildflowers are amazing and the animals we saw, deer, foxes, bunnies, turkeys, chukkars and lots of birds. You can get a shuttle thru frontier motel. They bring your vehicle to the hotel so you can pack what you need! Don’t eat at Ginny’s in Cambridge. It’s horrible. Mundo Hot springs is not so great either. Just a warm pool to soak in. I don’t think it’s the real deal actually.

Route of the Hiawatha

historic

March, 2018 by bforni

a must do trail ...

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