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Tobacco River Memorial Trail

  4.0 ( 2 ) Favorite


15.2 mile 24.5 kilometer out and back
15% Singletrack


Ascent: 440' 134 m
Descent: -440' -134 m
High: 2,593' 790 m
Low: 2,470' 753 m


Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)


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Much of the trail is wooded and follows the Tobacco River & Lake Koocanusa.

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Mostly walking path width trails with some vigorous uphill climbs and speedy downhills. Amazing views throughout the entire ride and you'll meet wildlife during the ride, mostly deer.

This trail may also be referred to as the Lake Koocanusa Trail or the Kootenai Trail.

Need to Know

There are parking areas at the Eureka Historical Village or Abayance Bay in Rexford, MT. The Lake Koocanusa Area lies within Rexford, MT that has an outstanding bar called "The Frontier Bar." A great stop in for the half way break.


Starting at Eureka, this is a relatively flat 7 miles along the river and railways. Once you reach the gate, you'll cross into a campground area and will ride by the Pigeon Bridge to encounter a steep loose rock uphill climb. Once you reach the top, follow a gravel road back into the forested area and will ride through a path that follows Lake Koocanusa all the way to Abayance Bay. Once there, you can ride it back to the Eureka Historical Village, with a stop at the Frontier Bar...if you wish.

History & Background

Eureka Historical Village has buildings and rail cars dating back to the late 1800s.

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Oct 21, 2015
Deborah and Kenneth Causey
Only went about half way today. Ran out of daylight. 10.3mi — 3h 13m

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Bench overlooking Lake Koocanusa.
Jul 23, 2015 near Eureka, MT
Historical facts at trailhead.
Jul 23, 2015 near Eureka, MT
Good spot for a break and check out the trellis bridge.
Oct 22, 2015 near Eureka, MT
Deviated from the trail to ride this area and eat lunch.
Oct 22, 2015 near Eureka, MT
You are riding on the old train tracks. Very cool history, but rocky at times too.
Oct 22, 2015 near Eureka, MT
Start of the trail.
Oct 22, 2015 near Eureka, MT

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