What Was Once A Railroad Is Now One Of The Most Awe-Inspiring Hiking Trails In Idaho
Did you know that one of the most legendary hiking and biking trails is right here in Idaho? No joke, this trail is beyond epic. Boasting some of the most amazing scenery in the country, the Route of the Hiawatha contains 10 train tunnels, seven towering trestles, and 15 miles of the best hiking and biking that Idaho has to offer. This is definitely one of those hikes you just have to do while in Idaho.
Converted from what once was an old railroad line, the Hiawatha is considered to be one of the best rail-to-trail in the entire country. The typical starting point is accessed from Taft Exit 5 off of I-90 on the Idaho-Montana border. From there you will start the trail at what is considered the highlight of the trail, the famous Taft Tunnel, which is nearly a 2 mile long tunnel!
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