|The Hiawatha Trail will be open daily from Friday, May 27 thru Sunday, September 25, 2016. The Trail, trailheads, and facilities are open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. During the peak season, June 20 thru September 5, the hours are extended to 5:30 PM (Pacific Daylight Time). Adult supervision is required for all children under 14 years of age. This page gives the day use and seasonal use fees, shuttle fees and schedule, equipment rental costs, rules of the Route, and suggestions for a safe adventure.|
|Trail Fees||There is a fee to ride the
trail. This fee goes to pay Trail Marshals to be out
there everyday making sure that the trail is clean and
safe, and to help fund maintenance of the trail.
The fees for 2016 are as follows:
You may purchase daily trail passes on-line, at the Lookout Pass lodge, or from a trail marshall along the Route. Please note that the marshalls cannot process credit cards, but will accept checks as well as cash.
Groups larger than 10 people can register together and receive a 10% group discount. Even if you purchase your Season Pass on-line, you will need to visit the main lodge at Lookout Pass (just off the I-90 on the Idaho Montana border), to get your picture ID taken and your pass issued to you.
There will be a shuttle that runs daily during most of the season to provide transportation between the ROLAND (upper) and PEARSON (lower) Trailheads. Please notice that Roland is at the WEST Portal of the 1.7 mile long Taft Tunnel. If you leave your car at the EAST Portal, you will end your day by riding back through the tunnel.
The 2016 shuttle ticket is $9 for Adults and $6 for children between 6 and 13 years of age. These are the same prices as in previous summers.
The shuttle schedule is posted at Lookout Pass and at the East Portal, Roland, Moss Creek, and Pearson trailheads.
The shuttle operates 7 days a week from June 11 thru September 18, 2016. Before then it operates on weekends and holidays, beginning on May 28. After September 18, the shuttle operates Friday thru Sunday, September 23-25, 2016. In general, the shuttle will make four runs from ROLAND to PEARSON and back beginning at 11:00 AM each day. On weekends from June 20 through September 5, a fifth run at the end of the day is added... so the last departure from Pearson will be at 5:45 PM, arriving back at Roland at 6:30 PM. The shuttle takes about 45 minutes to travel between the two trailhead parking lots, where there are restroom facilities. Reservations for the shuttle are not taken. It is first come, first seated, so plan your day so that you arrive at least 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time, especially on a busy day. Check with the friendly marshals you meet along the Route to confirm that the normal schedule is in effect. The Route of the Hiawatha 2016 season ends on Sunday, September 25.
Mountain Bikes and other equipment may
be rented at Lookout Pass Ski Area.
Bike racks that attach to the trunk of a car are available
at no extra charge, as are 4-bike racks made to fit SUV and
Helmets and lights are
mandatory because of the many unlit tunnels on The Route.
The mostly-Trek bikes come in various frame sizes from 13 to
They also have ladies bikes with 17 inch frames. Towable
Burley kid carriers are available (maximum load 100 pounds),
along with "tag-along" bikes for kids who can pedal,
but are not able to handle their own bike for fifteen miles.
The 2016 rental costs (NOT including 6% Idaho sales tax) are
|Rules||The Forest Service
has some basic rules for the safe operation of The
Route of the Hiawatha. These rules apply to everyone at
all times. Please ride safe and
be courteous of others while enjoying your trip.
|The Route of the Hiawatha operates under a Special-Use Permit of the U.S. Forest Service, in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest.||If you would like more information about this and other nearby trails and tourist attractions, use the Inquiry Form below to contact the Friends of the Coeur d'Alene Trails, the Wallace Chamber of Commerce, and/or Lookout Associates, LLC.|
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