Route of the Hiawatha – Wallace, ID

You have got to go here…Route of the Hiawatha – Wallace, ID.

I promise you haven’t taken a bike ride like this before.

Nestled in Northern Idaho, the town of Wallace is home to one the most awesome bike adventures you will ever take – The Route of the Hiawatha. This abandon rail line offers 15 miles of breathtaking views through 10 train tunnels, and 7 trestles.

Before you start thinking this must be an extreme ride, I am here to tell you that this trail is for EVERYONE! It is almost all downhill, and the parts that aren’t, are flat. The trail is self-paced so feel free to take as much time as you would like to enjoy the views (or snap fun photos) as there is no shortage of beauty.

So here are the details, you can either bring your own bikes or rent them from the Route of The Hiawatha. Rentals and tickets (tickets are necessary to ride the trail) must be made in advance. Once you pick-up your tickets at Lookout Pass, a map will be provided to the trail parking lot. The hours of riding are 8:30am-5pm between May 22nd and September 20th. Don’t forget to pack snacks and water as there are no food services, however there are restrooms along the way. Make sure to read all the safety rules too!

So you may be wondering how you get back to your car? There is a bus service that runs throughout the day! We even had fun on that ride!

For a total of $53 per adult ($13 if you bring your own bike) you will have the ride of your life.

Wallace is located not far from Spokane, Washington, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and Missoula, Montana so there is plenty to do in the entire area. It is worth a trip just on its own, but why not make a vacation out of it?

Happy biking,


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