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Route of the Hiawatha

Exit 0 off Interstate 90 at Idaho/Montana state line, or Exit 5 off Interstate 90, Taft, Montana, ID
(208)744-1301
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Ranked #25 of 296 Activities in Idaho
Type: Biking Trails, Sports
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Type: Biking Trails, Sports
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Three of us, all in our 60's, did this bike trail recently, and had a really fun half-day. The bike route is very scenic, all downhill, and no other vehicle traffic to deal with. We rented the bikes, which included a bike rack which the staff mounted onto our car easily, so we could drive to the beginning of the... More 

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pacific northwest
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Loved this! Hadn't ridden a bike in over 20 years and was able to do this trail easily, don't let the length frighten you, it's very doable. In fact it inspired me to buy a bike when I got home, now I just have to ride it! Great outdoor activity to do when in North Idaho, fun for a family... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I was on a self supported bicycle tour. I camped on Rainy Creek Rd a mile below the East Portal of the tunnel through St. Paul Pass, and arrived in the early morning. Not a soul was present! It seems the ski area at Lookout Pass arranges all the shuttles and sells most of the tickets ($10 access fee) under... More 

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Laurel, Montana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Hiawatha Trail is a self guided bicycle route that takes you through area that was once a railroad route. You go over tresses, through tunnels, see wildlife and beautiful scenery.

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Lethbridge
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

For the second time we rented bicyles and too the Route of the Hiawatha ride. This was really fun if you like cycling. Be prepared for a long tunnel in the dark, you must have a very good light on your bike to get through here. It is cold in the tunnels as well. If you rent bikes the lights... More 

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Airdrie, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

What an awesome trip. I loved every minute of it even in the rain at the end. We arrived early in the day on Thursday and had the trail mainly to ourselves for the first half. If you are coming from Idaho keep in mind that Montana is an hour ahead so you can actually get an earlier start. I... More 

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Bountiful, Utah
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is an incredibly beautiful and easy trail. I stopped about a dozen times to take photos and rode at a leisurely pace, and completed the ride in less than two hours. The problem I had was with the rental shop at Lookout Pass. I made the mistake of not testing the rental bike out before driving to the trailhead.... More 

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Pasco, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have ridden the Hiawatha Trail 3 times now. Twice with our grandchildren. It is an easy 15 mile downhill ride (with a shuttle back to the top available) with spectacular views. It is an old railroad line so you go through several tunnels and over trestles. Fun for all ages!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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114 reviews 114 reviews
18 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is an easy bicycle ride on a gentle downhill grade through beautiful mountain scenery and old railroad tunnels. Nearly everyone can do it.  It does not require significant cycling skills  or experience.  If you are visiting the Coeur d'Alene area, the Route of the Hiawatha is a "must do" activity. Do not miss it.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Everyone should do this 14.4 mile mountain bike ride with a steady 4% decline gravel trail over 200 foot trestles and through short and long train tunnels. Rated one of the top ten bike trails in the US. You can get tickets, rent bikes with lights for the tunnels, bike racks for your car, easy peesy, even a box lunch... More 

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