Friends of the Weiser River Trail
1997 - 2021
Celebrating 24 Years!

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.






2021 CALENDAR OF EVENTS UPDATED



HOW DOES COVID-19 IMPACT THE TRAIL?



JOIN, DONATE OR RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP HERE


The Weiser River:  Idaho’s Free Flowing Gem (video)




MORE FUND RAISING OPPORTUNITIES HERE!


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


Fall 2020 Newsletter


2019 Tax Return


Parks and Recs Comments:  We are applying for a repairs and maintenance grant, to include grading and smoothing the entire 84 miles twice a year; and to construct an equestrian trailhead parking area in Weiser.   The grant cycle is for approval in 2021, and work done in 2022. Comments/questions click here.

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