Explore the most popular rails trails trails in Idaho with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

21 days ago

Fun easy hike. Out and back add far as you would like to go. Relatively flat. Bikeable.

1 month ago

Very nice off-road paved bicycle trail.
Expect to see lots of joggers and cyclists.

Easy select your mileage walk when you are over visiting WSU.

I like this trail to trail skate on. I personally like jogging the Moscow to Troy side as there's more to look at and has some pretty good views. However Moscow to Pullman is flatter so it makes it easier to have speed control when there are 8 wheels strapped to my feet.

very easy trail

Nice mostly level ride to Troy from Moscow. Riding through the Palouse. Just a beautiful thing! And a great place to eat in Troy, the Filling Station!

Beautiful and easy walking! Seeing the river from all the different vantage points along the way makes for a good time with good friends!

We loved this hike and will be back again. Hear the river next to the trail.

Beautiful and fairly easy to find and hike.

Monday, May 29, 2017

very easy trail with many side paths to discover. Not very many good hammock spots and the trail was very busy. But a really fun and easy trail for a day hike.

horseback riding
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Easy for everyone, beautiful views. We walk it, geocache, bike and horseback ride here regularly!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

This trail was so beautiful! A friend and I were looking for an easy afternoon hike to do after classes and this one was perfect! The views are amazing and I would consider it more of a "neaturewalk" than a hike it was about 3-4 miles from the camp site to the railroad tunnel. I would come back again for sure!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Our family camps at Warm River campground every year. Most beautiful place ever! I have never done the full loop but we mainly just start at the campground and hike (walk) to the railroad tunnel. If you start at the parking lot of the campground it's about 3 miles up and 3 miles down. Beautiful scenery and great easy hike for kids!

Friday, September 02, 2016

Very family friendly, and easy. Lots of nature, and site seeing.
I like that this trail is easily accessible to crown point campground.
If you go be sure to journey onto some of the side trails leading to the lake. Some have really nice beaches.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Beautiful views.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Easy family ride with great views.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

It is basically a service road with minimal to no elevation gain. The views of Cascade Lake are nice with multiple opportunities to walk down to sandy beaches but if you want a challenge do not go on this trail. It's not so much a hiking trail as it is a walking path.

mountain biking
Monday, May 30, 2016

Took the whole family for a bike ride on this trail. Started at Bear Gulch and went up the canyon. A few others on the trail today, but not bad for a Memorial Day. Once you get 2-3 miles up the canyon, we started seeing a lot of 4 wheelers, Razors, and dirt bikes.

Really it's a great trail with some great views of the river below.

trail running
Monday, June 29, 2015

This is such a great example of the Rails to Trails program! My husband and I used this trail to train for my first half marathon, running year-round there, four times per week. There is always parking near the trailhead on the Pullman end, and if you need even more length, you can incorporate the Pullman Loop trail, which adds another 6-7 miles on. Anyway, the Bill Chipman Trail affords lots of great sight-seeing opportunities of the local farmland (pretty sure there's a mini-horse or pony out there). Only thing to really keep in mind is that there is not much shade, and you'll really want to take water with you. Go and enjoy it for me, as I have since moved away!

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Nice easy hike, great scenery saw others on trail but wasn't crowded.

road biking
Monday, July 07, 2014

I bike this trail spring, fall and summer. It's beautiful, especially once you bike about 5 miles from Moscow and get away from the power lines and dump area. That's still not bad though. If I don't feel like biking both there and back, I'll just leave my truck in the Troy City Park parking lot overnight, so I can do the one-way trip 2 days in a row.

road biking
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Great paved trail system connection Pullman, WA and Moscow ID. The trail gets plenty of traffic with all types of activities from biking, walking, running, and roller blading. Take a detour about a mile outside of Pullman and follow the trail along the airport road to the WSU grizzly bear research center to view the grizzly bears.

road biking
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Super fun, way more interesting than the Chipman Trail. About 3/4 the way to Troy you enter some sweet forest. I've seen elk, deer, and cows on the trail at different points. Troy has a great little coffee/sandwich shop called the Filling Station that's nice to hit up before coming back.

This is also a great way to start a longer bike ride too. Lots of great road riding to be had around Troy.

road biking
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Love this trail! Perfect for roller skating, biking, running, walking, walking the dogs, skateboarding -- everything!

The trail has a series of scenic stops that feature information on the historical and ecological past of the area, as well as benches, bike racks, restrooms and an emergency phone. Perfect way to spend a few hours. Plus, it goes right into Pullman.

mountain biking
Saturday, June 02, 2012

We biked this trail for our 5 year anniversary get away and it was awesome, we went in about 8 ish miles and then doubled back to our truck pared at the trail head, it was beautiful and very dense forest :-)

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Good trail but part of it is open to ATV's. Should say it is near Ashton, Idaho which is 10 miles away vs St. Anthony which is 26 miles away.

road biking
Sunday, February 26, 2012

This is a great paved trail between moscow and pullman. Follows a stream. Passes farms. Lovely in spring and summer. Relaxing.good fit a quick workout.

mountain biking
Friday, October 14, 2011

Great trail but don't go after a hard rain. The path was very soft (like quicksand in some parts) and flooded at the bottom of hills. Also there are two trail heads in the same area - 150 and 001. 150 is this featured trail but its not a complete loop. So watch the signs. 001 is the old railroad lines that were converted to a bike trail. We did the first half on 150 and then doubled back to the start on 001; which was about a 12 mile route. Great scenery- bring bear spray!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Did a portion of this trail in the winter on cross country skis with a bunch of boy scouts. Started at Bear Gulch (where the road ends in the winter) and skied into the old rangers cabin at the head waters of the Warm River (old fish hatchery). About 10 miles round trip. The cabin can be rented through the forest service.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Great trail that runs on the train route. Beautiful scenery and views of Warm River. Good fishing.

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