Hiawatha was so Swift of Foot, that He could shoot an arrow from Him and Run forward with such Fleetness, the Arrow would fall behind Him.
Check out the logo on the side of the train!!!
Route of the Hiawatha ~ 15 Miles ~ 10 Tunnels ~ 7 Trestles
Trail Running events in Southern California & beyond
Summer of 2017 ~ We traveled to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho on our next adventure. We heard about the famed "Route of the Hiawatha". It is a 15 Mile "rails to trails" biking route in the beautiful Bitterroot Mountains in Idaho and Montana. This route was most famous for it's beauty and the Taft Tunnel which spans 1.66 Miles long under the Bitterroots. There are 10 train tunnels and 7 sky high trestles along this most scenic stretch of railway in the country. At the peak of train travel, the Milwaukee Railroad named it's fastest train after the native american Hiawatha symbolizing their "swift" mode of transportation.
After reading about this Legend and Riding the trail ~ We were inspired!!!
Upon our return home, we designed this race with Hiawatha in mind. Our logo of Hiawatha is inspired by the Milwaukee Railroad. You can see the logo on the last picture below.
If you find yourself in Coeur d'Alene, it is worth a trip to the Hiawatha Trail: http://www.ridethehiawatha.com/the-trail
Check out our biking pictures ~ this is the Hiawatha!