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NorPac Trail

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Another epic rails to trails adventure and excellent link from Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes to Trail of the Hiawatha.


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23.2

Miles

37.4

KM

Doubletrack

4,722' 1,439 m

High

3,380' 1,030 m

Low

1,380' 421 m

Up

1,554' 474 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Features Commonly Bikepacked

Description

From Mullan and the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, you can take a short ride out Larson Road to Shoshone Park and Hale Fish Hatchery and this trailhead. This trail follows the old Northern Pacific Railway and has easy climbs with unique RR features including a switchback and a tunnel.

Unfortunately, the trestles are long gone from this section but there are newer road sections to get you back on track at each valley crossing. There are restrooms at Willow Creek and at Lookout Pass Ski Resort. When you make it to the ski resort, you are at the summit and ready to cross into Montana. There is a bike shop and food at the summit, too.

At Taft, you may choose to take a high traffic road up to Trail of the Hiawatha or keep going to Saltese where the trail ends at Olympian Rail Trail. Olympian Rail Trail and Trail of the Hiawatha are the same rail route and you can use the Olympian Rail Trail to get to the Trail of the Hiawatha from Saltese without all the heavy traffic.

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in Mullan

#2095

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#1

in Mullan

#59

in Idaho

#2,095

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Gravel riding on the NorPac Trail.
Mar 19, 2018 near unknown, unknown
NorPac Trail.
Mar 19, 2018 near unknown, unknown

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