Route of the Hiawatha Open for the Season

Out There Outdoors

Lookout Pass, Idaho—The Inland Northwest’s iconic biking trail that runs along the Old Milwaukee railroad bed, attracting more visitors from around North America and the world each year, opened May 24 with 7-days-a-week riding through September 22. The ride begins in the Bitterroot Mountains along the Idaho/Montana border at the entrance to the 1.6-mile-long St. Paul/Taft Tunnel, built in 1908. The historic rail trail includes nine cavernous train tunnels, seven trestle crossings, and 50 historical markers along the way. The 15-mile, all-downhill ride is appropriate for individuals and families of all ages. Lookout Pass Ski & Recreation area operates the Route of the Hiawatha under a special use permit from the USFS, with trail passes priced at $12 for adults, and $8 for kids ages 6 to 13 years of age. Rental bikes, lights, helmets, snacks, and tag-a-longs and Burley trailers (for rent) are available at Lookout Pass. 

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