Route of the Hiawatha

Rail to Trail in Wallace
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A former railroad line, the Route of the Hiawatha was converted into a spectacularly beautiful, gentle 15-mile downhill biking and walking trail. Known as the “Crown Jewel” of rail-to-trails, this route showcases ten tunnels, including the 1.6 mile St. Paul Pass Tunnel, and seven sky-high trestle bridges. Riders begin at Lookout Pass Ski Area where trail passes and mountain bike rentals (including helmets and lights and an optional return shuttle service) are available.

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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.
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