Route of the Hiawatha

Lolo National Forest, Montana

Elevation Gain57ft
Trailhead Elevation4,146ft
Elevation Min/Max4146/4194ft
Elevation Start/End4146/4146ft

Route of the Hiawatha

Route of the Hiawatha is a hiking and biking trail in Mineral County, Montana. It is within Lolo National Forest. It is 0.2 miles long and begins at 4,146 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.3 miles with a total elevation gain of 57 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: St. Paul Pass Tunnel.

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Best Rail Trails: Pacific Northwest (Falcon Guides)
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"Opened to the public in 1998, the Route of the Hiawatha Rail Trail offers a spectacular amount of variety. It is famous for its tunnels, having the most rail trail tunnels in the state and the longest tunnel in Idaho (1.66 miles long). Waterfalls, wildlife, seven high rail trestles, and ten tunnels— some in total darkness—await the 37,000 visitors who use the trail each year. One of the ten tunnels is closed to visitors. Dozens of informative interpretive signs enhance the experience by describing local mining, timber, and Milwaukee Road rail history."

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Trail Information

Lolo National Forest
Nearby City
Lolo National Forest
Skill Level
Lookout Pass Ski and Recreation Area
Local Contacts