Cycling

Come the summer months, you will see cyclists up and down Highway 93. Some are coming down from Canada. Others are travelling the Pacific Northwest Trail, which runs through Eureka.

When cyclists pass through Eureka, they often stop at the Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce to ask for information or directions. Many are grateful for the “by donation” campground in Riverside Park, just behind the Chamber’s office, where they can spend up to seven nights resting and recuperating. There are also bathroom facilities with a shower, open during the day, accessible from the exterior of the Chamber building.

Unfortunately, there are no bicycle repair shops in Eureka. There isn’t even anywhere to get a spare tire. So, if you know of anyone who would like to hang a shingle, please contact the Eureka Area Chamber of Commerce!


Mountain biking is a specialty.

Singletracks identifies a biking trail out of Eureka that it calls the Tobacco River Memorial Trail.

Traillink.com also has information about the Tobacco River Memorial Trail.

Trailforks lists a number of mountain biking trails around Eureka, many of them in the highly scenic Ten Lakes area.

MTBR.com had the following forum comment about mountain biking in the Eureka area: “Yes there are trails around Eureka. It will require some driving to get to them. Southwest of town is Mount McGuire Lookout trail. West of town is Robson Mtn trail. East of town are some high elevation trails in the mtns between Eureka and the North Fork Flathead. South of town near Murphy Lake are Mt Marston trails. Near Whitefish are the new Whitefish trails, and Spencer Lake trails. Between Eureka and Whitefish are Reid Divide, Bill Creek and Ashley Mtn trail and Whitefish Divide Trail. I haven’t been on these trails in years so cant comment on their current condition. A Kootenai National Forest map and a Flathead National Forest Map will show the trails in these areas. A call or e mail to the recreation/trails person on the Rexford Ranger District or Murphy Lake Ranger District, Kootenai National Forest may be useful. Also the bike shops in Whitefish will have some information.”

What to See and Do Near Eureka” identifies a handful of biking trails and suggests getting a brochure from the local ranger station (949 Hwy 93 on the north end of Eureka). “Tobacco Valley Country” (page 48) gives good descriptions of trails around Eureka