National Recreation Trails Database


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Beginning on the south side of the City of Weiser, the trail runs northeast for 85 miles up to the West Pine Trailhead, approximately four miles west of New Meadows. Along the trail you will find every terrain from desert canyons to evergreen forests to alpine meadows. Users will see traditional farmhouses and barns, historical town buildings, a one-room schoolhouse, cabins, trophy homes and subdivisions. Highlights of the trail are the historic trestles. Some are constructed entirely of wood except for the new steel railings. A few relics of railroad history can still be found along the trail.

The trail offers a full range of beauty, from colorful wild-flowers in the spring to the reds and yellows of fall leaves, from green grass to brown hillsides, from cottonwoods to pines, and a changing river song from the rush of the spring runoff to the gentle flow of a late summer stream. Wildlife abounds. Deer are commonly seen, as well as chukars, quail, ducks and geese. Occasionally a trail user will come across an eagle, wild turkeys, blue herons, coyotes, bears, wolves, elk and possibly a mountain lion. Wild rainbow trout can be found in the adjacent Weiser River.

There are four small communities along the trail that provide services to trail users. Weiser is the largest city and has many restaurants, motels and stores. Although Midvale is the smallest city trail users will still find a grocery store, café, bed and breakfast, and bar. Cambridge and Council both offer motels, RV parks, grocery stores, restaurants, and more.


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This website provides access to the National Recreation Trail (NRT) database, a collection of information on the various trails which have been designated as NRT's. These trails are located throughout the United States and U.S. territories. The amount of information may vary from trail to trail. If you need more information than is available on this site, please use the contact(s) listed for that trail. (If no contacts, are listed, you may request help from American Trails at

The on-line database has details on the currently designated National Recreation Trails. The NRT Program online is hosted by American Trails: