Route of the Hiawatha

Rail to Trail in Wallace
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The Route of the Hiawatha trail is the crown jewel of rail-to-trail projects in the country. Over 15 miles of railroad track has been converted into a beautiful and gentle downhill biking and walking trail. There are ten tunnels, including the 1.7 mile St. Paul Pass Tunnel, and seven trestle bridges up to 230 feet high. Riders begin at Lookout Pass Ski Area where mountain bike rentals, including helmets and lights, and an optional return shuttle service are available.

Things To Know

  • The trail is open from approximately Mid-May through Mid-September. Check if you are visiting near those dates.
  • Bike/hike trail is 15 miles long with 10 train tunnels and 7 sky-high trestles. Some high trestles and dark tunnels on this trail that could be a concern for those with a fear of heights or dark, enclosed places.
  • It's all downhill with shuttle buses available to transport you and your bike back to the top.
  • Trail passes, shuttle tickets, and mountain bike rentals are available at Lookout Pass Ski Area located right alongside Interstate 90, Exit 0, at the Idaho-Montana state line, 12 miles east of historic Wallace, Idaho.
  • The trail, trailheads, and facilities are open from 8:30 AM to 5 PM PDT.