ElevationAscent: 1,380' 421 m
Descent: -1,554' -474 m
High: 4,722' 1,439 m
Low: 3,380' 1,030 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 14% (8°)
“Another epic rails to trails adventure and excellent link from Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes to Trail of the Hiawatha.”— Joseph States
Unfortunately, the trestles are long gone from this section but there are newer road sections to get you back on track at each valley crossing. There are restrooms at Willow Creek and at Lookout Pass Ski Resort. When you make it to the ski resort, you are at the summit and ready to cross into Montana. There is a bike shop and food at the summit, too.
At Taft, you may choose to take a high traffic road up to Trail of the Hiawatha or keep going to Saltese where the trail ends at Olympian Rail Trail. Olympian Rail Trail and Trail of the Hiawatha are the same rail route and you can use the Olympian Rail Trail to get to the Trail of the Hiawatha from Saltese without all the heavy traffic.
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Land Manager: USFS - Idaho Panhandle National Forests Office