Friday June 14 - Friday June 21
Location: Wallace, Idaho
This trip is a combination of the Route of the Hiawatha Rail-Trail & the Coeur D'Alene Trail in Idaho.
We start our tour in historic Wallace ID where our journey takes us from the upper reaches of the Montana/Idaho Bitterroot mountains along fresh streams down rivers into historical places, small towns and farms. This award winning non-motorized, developed trail is known for its beauty.
The Hiawatha Trail takes the riders over rivers and through the woods on what was once touted as “one of the most scenic stretches of railroad in the US” dating back to the late 1800’s. The Hiawatha trail passes through nine tunnels and over seven high safe trestles on its way from the old abandoned town of Taft going down a gentle 2% grade to the Pearson Trailhead. The views on the Hiawatha from the trestles and overlooks are outstanding.
At the end of the Hiawatha Trail we travel along the North Fork of the St Joe River and descent into the small town of Avery. The route continues on the Milwaukee Rail Road into St Maries where we shuttle over to Plummer and travel over the expansive Chatcolet Bridge along Coeur d’Alene Lake to Harrison. We’ll stop at the historic Cataldo Mission State Park & Idaho’s oldest building then on to Silver Mountain and then back to Wallace. The award winning Coeur D'Alene 116 km paved, non-motorized, mostly alpine and basically flat rail trail offers a glimpse into history and is completely car free.
A deposit will be required to secure spot.
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Please contact Chris for further information.