Route of the Hiawatha
Includes shuttle to and from the Hiawatha
Park your car in Harrison, Kellogg, or Wallace. We'll pick you up and bring you and your bike rental to the Route of the Hiawatha. We'll then bring you back to your car at the end of the day. Wallace riders also have the option to ride back to their vehicle via Moon Pass. Your bike rental includes a helmet and handlebar mounted light for the Hiawatha tunnels.
A separate shuttle, operated by Lookout Pass, takes riders from the bottom to the top of the Hiawatha. For info on that shuttle, click here.
Your bike rental includes a shuttle to and from the Route of the Hiawatha. Pickup and dropoff available in Harrison, Kellogg, or Wallace.
Your Bike Rental
Your bike rental includes a helmet, light, and shuttle service to and from the Hiawatha. Each bike also comes with different features such as a basket or rear rack. Check the bike detail page for more information.
Bike rentals with shuttle service to and from the Hiawatha are available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from May 25th – September 15th, 2024. Acoustic bike rentals are also available 7 days a week with pickup in Harrison.
Due to Forest Service regulations and the cramped parking situation at the East Portal Trailhead, our shuttle is unable to meet guests at the Hiawatha. Instead, we recommend parking in Wallace at the Wallace Chamber of Commerce. It’s only about a 20 minute shuttle ride to Taft, MT. This also gives you the option to bike back to Wallace at your own pace via Moon Pass. Our return shuttle is also available at no additional charge.
We rent a 24″ Trek Precaliber that is generally recommended for 8-12 year olds. We don’t rent bikes for younger children due to the time constraints of meeting our return shuttle. Riders are required to be 14+ years old to rent an E-Bike. We do not currently rent bike trailers for the Route of the Hiawatha.
We operate a large 14 passenger shuttle bus with a trailer to transport bikes to and from the Hiawatha. It doesn’t make economic and environmental sense to operate this bus for less than 2 passengers.
If you need a bike for both the Trail of CDA’s and the Route of the Hiawatha, you can book a Trek FX1 or Trek FX1 Stagger in a single booking here. If you need to rent an electric bike for both trails, please make 2 separate bookings – one for each trail.
About the Shuttle
Morning pickups are in Harrison, Kellogg, and Wallace. Please view the full schedule for pickup times and locations. We will drop off you and your bike in Taft, MT approximately 2 miles from the East Portal Trailhead.
Riders not taking Moon Pass should return to the shuttle no later than 4:15PM. The shuttle will be at or near the same location you were dropped off at in the morning.
Our shuttle is a complimentary service for customers who rent bikes for the Route of the Hiawatha. It’s a great option if you don’t have your own transportation or simply want to avoid the cramped parking at the East Portal Trailhead. For instance, stay for a 3 day Rail to Trail adventure in Harrison and ride the entire Trail of the Coeur D Alenes and the Route of the Hiawatha without driving your car!
Acoustic (non-electric) bikes are available for pickup 7 days a week at our shop in Harrison. Please note that Harrison is approximately a one hour drive from the Route of the Hiawatha. Electric bikes can only be transported to the Hiawatha via The Cycle Haus shuttle.
Yep! If you have your own bike and need transportation to and from the Hiawatha, book your shuttle here.
Our shuttle brings riders from Harrison, Kellogg, or Wallace to and from the Hiawatha. A separate shuttle operated by Lookout Pass brings riders from the bottom to the top of the hill. For more information on that shuttle, click here.
The shuttle operated by Lookout Pass takes riders from the bottom to the top of the Hiawatha. This is a separate shuttle from The Cycle Haus shuttle. Acoustic (non-electric) bike rentals from The Cycle Haus may go on this shuttle. The Cycle Haus does not allow our electric bikes on the Lookout Pass shuttle. E-bikes can be ridden back up the Hiawatha or to Wallace via Moon Pass.
If you intend to just ride the trail downhill and take Lookout Pass’s shuttle to the top, then an E-Bike is not needed. E-Bikes are perfect for avoiding shuttle wait times. Skip the shuttle and see the beautiful Hiawatha a 2nd time by riding back up the hill. Alternatively, ride “The Hiawatha: Part 2”- the route from the Hiawatha to Wallace via Moon Pass.
Class 1 E-Bikes and Class 2 E-Bikes with the throttle disconnected are allowed on the Hiawatha. This means only pedal assist E-Bikes with a max speed of 20 MPH are allowed. E-bikes rented from The Cycle Haus meet these criteria.
We only rent E-Bikes with a minimum battery range of 45 miles. Our Veller-Long Range has a range of over 75 miles. We recommend turning your battery off during the downhill ride on the Hiawatha. If you do this, you’ll have plenty of juice for the remaining 19 miles of your ride (or 23.3 mi for those taking Moon Pass). Please note that hills and the weight of the rider can impact battery life so it’s important to pay attention to your battery gauge throughout your ride.
Things to Know
Yes. A pass is required to ride the Route of the Hiawatha and is not included in your rental. Passes are sold daily at the East Portal Trailhead. Please note that on Friday – Sunday Lookout Pass requires you buy their shuttle ticket with the trail pass, even if you do not plan to use their shuttle.
There is generally little to no cell coverage at the Route of the Hiawatha. Please arrange all transportation ahead of time and be prepared with paper maps if you plan to ride Moon Pass.
Moon Pass, also known as “The Hiawatha: Part 2” is a secret gem of the North Idaho trail system. The trail is much less crowded than the Hiawatha and offers similar spectacular scenery. The Moon Pass ride starts at the Pearson Trailhead, takes you over Moon Pass, and ends in Wallace, ID. It is recommended that you bring a paper map/directions if you intend to take this route. There is also signage along the route. For E-Bike riders, it’s important to leave plenty of juice for the ride over the pass. Moon Pass riders will need to lock up their bike at the Wallace Chamber of Commerce by 4:45PM.
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