THE "CROWN JEWEL" OF RAIL-TO-TRAIL ADVENTURES
The Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike or hike trail is 15 miles long with 10 train tunnels and 7 sky high trestles. The 1.66 mile long St. Paul Pass Tunnel, also know as the Taft Tunnel, is a highlight of the trail that follows the crest of the Bitterroot Mountains near Lookout Pass Ski Area. The best part is.... it's all downhill with shuttle buses available to transport you and your bike back to the top. This family friendly trail is easily enjoyed by a wide variety of people from young children to super seniors.
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. Lodge and bike rental shop open at 8:00 AM PDT. The trail is open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PDT daily starting the last weekend in May through the end of September. See website for exact opening/closing dates. Phone: 208-744-1301.
Be sure to bring snacks and water, but you must pack out what you bring in. Depending on the ages and abilities of your group this could be at least a half day adventure.