Friends of the Weiser River Trail
1997 - 2014

Friends of the Weiser River Trail (FWRT) is a private, nonprofit organization formed to convert the old Pacific and Idaho Northern (PIN) railroad grade from Weiser, Idaho, to Rubicon (near New Meadows, ID) into a trail for public recreation. Starting in Weiser, the 84-mile long trail passes through the towns of Midvale, Cambridge and Council. The entire right-of-way was deeded to Friends of the Weiser River Trail in August 1997 by the Union Pacific Railroad under the railbanking law.


The trail includes many miles of riparian habitat, an additional 1,400 acres of wildlife habitat, and will provide access to 16,000 acres of BLM and State of Idaho Lands currently otherwise inaccessible to the public. Wildlife often seen along the trail include deer, elk, heron, bear, water fowl, raptors and wild turkeys. The setting in the lower (southern) part of the canyon is rolling hills and open canyons topped with black lava cliffs, while the upper (northern) portion is forested.

CURRENT TRAIL CONDITIONS (July 2014)


BOISE OPEN 2014 INFO


October Trek 2014


How does the Supreme Court Decision affect trails? (03/10/2014)


Wye Trailhead Site Plan


2014 Calendar of Events Updated 05/19/2014


FWRT BLOG


2014 50K Recap


JOIN, DONATE OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE


Order your FWRT cycling jersey HERE


Read the Rails to Trails BLOG POST about the Weiser River Trail!!!


Community Built: Stories of Volunteers Creating and Caring for Their Trails (pdf file)


Spring 2014 Newsletter


2012 Tax Return

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