Map of the Weiser River National Recreation Trail

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Weiser River National Recreation Trail

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Weiser River National Recreation Trail

LENGTH:

84 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Weiser, Rebecca, Midvale, Cambridge, Council, Fruitvale, Glendale, Tamarak

HIGHLIGHTS:

canyons of western Idaho, natural areas along the Weiser River, wildlife, rural towns, railroad trestles

The Weiser River National Recreation Trail is an 84-mile long mostly unpaved pathway that spans between the town of Weiser and Tamarack in Western Idaho.This area is about a 65 mile drive to the northwest of Boise.

The trail follows the route of an abandoned railroad right-of-way and travels through the arid canyons of the western side of Idaho. There are 62 historic railroad trestles along the way and a good chance of running into wildlife. Much of the trail follows alongside the Weiser River which allows fishing.

Conditions

The Weiser River National Recreation Trail is mostly unpaved and in various states of condition along its route. Portions of the trail within the towns may have asphalt pavement. The trail is open for non-motorized uses such as bike riding, running and walking. In winter, with adequate snow, the trail is used for cross country skiing.

This area of Idaho is very remote and trail users should come with plenty of water and supplies. Temperatures can get very high in the summer and thunderstorms can occur with little warning. The surface of the trail is best suited for mountain bikes and hiking. There is an elevation gain of over 2000 feet over the length of the entire trail.

Communities

The Weiser River National Recreation Trail goes past the following communities: Weiser, Rebecca, Midvale, Cambridge, Council, Fruitvale, Glendale and Tamarak. The northeast end of the trail is located at 5.5 miles from the town of New Meadows.

End Points

The southwest end of the Weiser River National Recreation Trail is located at the south end of E. 4th Street in the Town of Weiser.

The northeast end of the trail is located along Highway 95 to the north of the Town of Tamarack and 5.5 miles along the highway from New Meadows.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Weiser River National Recreation Trail in Western Idaho.