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    Idaho Trail?

    What's the name of the trail that winds through most of the State of Idaho? Some kind of trail system?I think that its somewhat like the Pacific Crest Trail in WA etc., and I saw it on Idaho public television the other day.

    If anyone has been on it, (I'm not talking about the Hiawatha) what's it like, and can kids go?

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    I imagine that you're talking about the Centennial Trail:
    http://www.idahoptv.org/outdoors/sho...rail/index.cfm
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    If your kids like hiking/backpacking, I don't see why not.

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    Yep, thats the one, thanks!

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    I have been on a number of sections of the Centenial Trail and it is a great opportunity to see the state. Having said that it is important to remember that a number of sections are in the lowlands and can be blistering hot this time of year.
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    Also, some sections cut through Wilderness, or Wild and Scenic River, and you can't take mountainbikes on either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formica
    Also, some sections cut through Wilderness, or Wild and Scenic River, and you can't take mountainbikes on either.
    I don't think Wild and Scenic neccessarily implies a ban on bikes. I am just thinking of the rapid river near riggins and the Idaho side of hells canyon which both allow bikes.
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    It sure does. Trust me, I've looked into it and talked to the rangers.Nothing looks as fine as the trail along the Middle Fork Salmon for a little BOB touring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by formica
    It sure does. Trust me, I've looked into it and talked to the rangers.Nothing looks as fine as the trail along the Middle Fork Salmon for a little BOB touring.
    The snake river from Pittsburgh Landing to Hells Canyon Dam is designated as Wild and Scenic and has the Snake River National Recreation Trail Running on the Idaho side of the river. This trail is open to bikes and I have ridden it twice.

    The Rapid River south of Riggins is also designated as Wild and Scenic and a trail also runs all this river call the Rapid River Trail which is open to bikes and motorbikes.

    I believe the Middle Fork of the Salmon is also in the Frank Church Wilderness so that is where the closer orginates. I don't have my FS maps at work but will look at it at home.

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    OK, Chris - you win.

    let's just say the sections I want to ride are closed to bikes.

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