22 miles
2,689 ft
-2,435 ft
4,729 ft
High Point
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  • Riding area
    Saltese, Montana
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike type
    XC, RD, Fat, CX
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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The NorPac Trail follows the old right-of-way of the Northern Pacific Railway (hence the trail's name) in western Montana and the Idaho Panhandle, crossing Lookout Pass. The trail runs from Idaho near Mullan at the trailhead for the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes, past the East Portal of the Route of the Hiawatha (south of Taft, Montana) and on to the small town of Saltese. The entire trail offers spectacular views of the forested Rocky Mountains as well as lakes and streams.

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More Stats for Northern Pacific Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    255 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,375 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,375 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,629 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    13 miles
  • Distance down
    8 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,483 ft
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  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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