15 miles
3,960 ft
-2,980 ft
4,239 ft
High Point
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Route of the Hiawatha Trail


  • Riding area
    murray, Montana
  • AKA
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Other
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking

The Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike or hike trail is 15 miles long with 10 train tunnels and 7 sky-high trestles. The ride starts with a ride through the 1.66 mile long St. Paul Pass Tunnel, also know as the Taft Tunnel. It is a highlight of the trail that follows the crest of the Bitterroot Mountains near Lookout Pass Ski Area. The best part is.... it's all downhill with shuttle buses available to transport you and your bike back to the top. This family friendly trail is easily enjoyed by a wide variety of people from young children to super seniors. This description is taken straight from the route of the Hiawatha's website.

source: The Trail

Trail passes are required to ride this trail, available for purchase at Lookout Pass Ski Area. Bike and light rentals are also available if needed.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Route of the Hiawatha mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    980 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,170 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,170 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,150 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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