Downhill all the way!
What’s this? A bike trail through the mountains that is all down hill, with tunnels and rickety bridges and a magical bus at the end to take you home? It sounds too good to be true, but it’s actually very real and indeed is fun as it sounds. The Route of the Hiawatha is a converted rails-to-trails path that starts in Montana, goes through a pitch-black tunnel, and pops out in Idaho, only to run through a series of tunnels and wooden trestles on its gentle downhill path. Along the way are rest areas and interpretive signs, most of which are about the train that used the trail and which once ran across the nation.