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Trail of the Coeur D' Alenes

Route of the Hiawatha

Route of the Hiawatha video

Idaho Hot Springs
500+ miles
This is the newest write up

the links below may be a bit dated because the Boulder-While Cloud Wilderness eliminated some of the single track routes on the original maps

Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route Pack List

Idaho Hot Springs mountain biking route proves to be a big hit with cyclists

Tour Description   two maps available from Adventure Cycling
Tour Description
Available as a set or separately

Idaho Hot Springs Mountain Bike Route by the Adventure Cycling Association

Adventure Cycling's exciting new 500 mile Idaho Hot Springs Route and Map

Read the review of the 500 Mile Idaho Hot Springs Bicycle Tour
Read about it from the Adventure Journal



Partial Route - Boise To Ketchum
It's just over 150 miles from Boise up to Ketchum by gravel roads

Smoke ‘n’ Fire 400
 400ish mile self-supported mountain bike race
 traversing some of Idaho’s diverse geography on two-track, big gravel and dirt Forest Service roads, singletrack and some paved roads.

This race will begin (and end) in downtown Boise, Idaho in historic Hyde Park 

Weiser River Trail Bike Ride

Riders will cycle the northern section of the Weiser River National Recreation Trail, "Idaho's  Longest Rail Trail."  

The ride is approximately 28 miles, along the scenic headwaters of the Weiser River. In the event of "mechanical" issues, "sag wagon" transportation is available. The trail is mostly downhill, on a hard-packed dirt/gravel surface (an old railroad grade). Helmets are required.

Visit Idaho Article

Annual ride

Weiser River Trail

Join the Friends of the Weiser River Trail  to enjoy this fully supported two day bicycle ride of the 85 mile Weiser River Trail with overnight camping at Mundo Hot Springs. The event fee of $190 includes shuttle for you and your bike, meals, campground fees, luggage transportation, refreshments, sweep, and sag support.

The bicycle ride begins with a shuttle from Weiser to the West Pine Trailhead on Saturday morning. Saturday's 42-mile ride includes snacks and lunch and ends at Mundo Hot Springs for soaking, supper, and camping. Sunday's 43-mile ride begins with a brisk early morning ride to Cambridge for breakfast, then continues to Presley Trailhead for lunch and ends at Weiser Trailhead by mid afternoon. Cost is $190 and a discount is available for trail members. Registration is limited but closes April 30 whether or not the event fills.

Knobby Tire Bike Tour 
Boise to Idaho City on mostly dirt roads
* Day 1: 42 miles, 6070 ft. total elevation gain  
* Day 2: 46 miles, 5969 ft. total elevation gain
* Day 1: 20 miles, 216 ft. total elevation gain 
* Day 2: 24 miles, 2964 ft. total elevation gain
* Camping, showers, and luggage transport 
* 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast
* Rest stops and support on route