Experiencing competition from other rail lines, the Milwaukee Railroad decided to expand west to take advantage of the expanding West Coast markets, as well as the Pacific Rim trade.
The trail may be accessed from numerous different directions. Find your way here no matter where you are coming from.
Whether you are staying in Montana or historic Wallace Idaho, there is a large selection of lodging to choose from.
There are numerous primitive, streamside campsites along Loop Creek and the North Fork of the St. Joe River near the bottom trailhead at Pearson.