TRAIL & SHUTTLE BUS INFORMATION

THE ROUTE OF THE HIAWATHA is OPEN DAILY

May 25 through september 22.

Shuttle Busses will operate every day the trail is open.
See a detailed schedule below 

The Trail, Trailheads, & Facilities are open
8:30 AM to 5 PM PDT.

Early Season May 25 - June 16
   Peak  Season June 17 - September 2
Late  Season September 3 - Sept. 22

 

Trail Shuttle SCHEDULE

Shuttle buses operate between the Pearson and Roland trailheads. Public shuttles DO NOT transport guests to or from Lookout Pass Ski Area and the Hiawatha. 

Most visitors start their ride at the East Portal trailhead which is the top elevation trailhead. From there, you'll immediately bike through the 1.66 mile long St. Paul Pass Tunnel (also known as the Taft Tunnel) and exit at the West Portal. The Roland trailhead is a short distance (1/4 mile) below the West Portal. 

The distance from the East Portal trailhead to the bottom elevation trailhead, Pearson, is 15 miles. Mostly downhill all the way. Shuttle buses transport you and your bike from Pearson back to the Roland trailhead. From Roland, you pedal back through the St. Paul Pass Tunnel (1.66 miles) to reach your vehicle at the East Portal parking area.

Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Each Bus can hold 24 people with their bikes suspended from hooks in the back half of the bus. DEPARTURE TIMES are listed below. On weekends and holidays, we launch our shuttle buses as soon as they fill up to minimize wait time.

EARLY SEASON (May 25-June 16) - Shuttles operate 7 days a week.

Day Roland Pearson
Daily 11:00 AM 11:45 AM
Daily 12:30 PM 1:15 PM
Daily 2:00 PM 2:45 PM
Daily 3:30 PM 4:15 PM

 

PEAK SEASON - June 17 through September 2. Get an early start to avoid late afternoon wait times. 

Day Roland Pearson
Daily 11:00 AM 11:45 AM
Daily 12:30 PM 1:15 PM
Daily 2:00 PM 2:45 PM
Daily 3:30 PM 4:15 PM
Saturdays & Sundays Add 5:00 PM 5:45 PM

 

LATE SEASON - September 3 through Sept. 22

Day Roland Pearson
Daily thru Sept 22nd 11:00 AM 11:45 AM

 

12:30 PM 1:15 PM
2:00 PM 2:45 PM
3:30 PM 4:15 PM

Shuttles will indeed operate every day through Sept. 22.