MTB Project Logo

green Weiser River National Recreation Trail

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Trail

87.3 mile 140.4 kilometer point to point
Doubletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 79' 24 m
Descent: -2,129' -649 m
High: 4,163' 1,269 m
Low: 2,113' 644 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Joseph States

Navigate on-trail with our free app

iOS App Store Android App Store

Weather

Getting forecast...

Current trail conditions

Unknown See History

Popular rides nearby

Biked this trail?

Add details to help others plan their adventure.

Idaho's longest trail through evergreen forests, alpine meadows, and desert canyons with various wildlife along the way.

Joseph States

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Family Friendly Very casual grades with wide surface makes it easy to take the small ones with you.

Open year round but please avoid wet or snow covered sections to protect the riding surfaces.

Description

Some would claim that the Idaho Centennial Trail is longer but they would be wrong as it is actually a collection of many smaller trails. This is not a set of trails or a system of smaller trails. This monster is 87.2 miles of hard pack road mix over old RR bed running from Tamarack, ID to Weiser, ID with small sections of paved trail in Council, Cambridge and Weaser.

This trail boasts 63 trestles (though most are tiny, some are quite good size) and two commercialized Hot Springs for your enjoyment along the way. An almost imperceptible grade gently aids your progress and when combined with a tailwind makes the ride almost too easy. There is an ongoing weed management program on this trail but it is Idaho after all. Stay off the sides and be prepared for a flat or two (I made it without a single flat but got to fix four other tires in our group).

There are a lot of well-placed bathrooms and water sources but be prepared for anything. Deer are commonly seen, but you may also see chukars, quail, ducks, geese, eagles, wild turkeys, blue herons, coyotes, bears, wolves, elk and mountain lions. Rainbow trout can be found in the Weiser River, too.

This trail is a great trail for family or group rides as it has so many access points and photo opportunities. Keep in mind that most of the trail is bordered by private property and parts of the trail are still used by ranchers to access fields. Enjoy the ride and don't hesitate to help with a flat tire or other misfortune (it could be me after all). Happy trails.

If you want to start even further up, use the West Pine Recreational Trail. Just do not park there.

Contacts

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

May 28, 2017
Dave Do
Mar 18, 2017
Joseph States
Latest News letter Fall 2016 Number 59 http://weiserrivertrail.org/Fall%20Winter%202016.pdf 6mi
Jul 9, 2015
Joseph States
did the top half with the youth 50mi

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#2

in Tamarack

#4839

Overall
  4.5 from 2 votes
5 Star
50%
4 Star
50%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#2

in Tamarack

#238

in Idaho

#4,839

Overall
105 Views Last Month
818 Since Feb 28, 2017
Easy Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%
Joseph States   Idaho
Turns out that the top end is another trail called West Pine Recreational Trail. Sorry for the confusion. All fixed now. Apr 21, 2017

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter