My niece Kaylee kept calling it the "Hiawalka" instead of Hiawatha, which actually turned out to be a fitting name. Along the trail there were some in our party who opted to walk from time to time to give their bums a rest from the hard bike seats. We did 7.3 miles and then turned around. In total we rode 14.6 miles, so we did the length of the trail we just didn't go all the way to the end. (The shuttle service wasn't running because of snow on some of the mountain roads and we weren't up for riding over 28 miles with 9 kids and no padded seats on the bikes:)
If you ever get the chance I highly recommend it! (I think I can talk Brad into going again next year!)
Millie and Lexi weren't big fans of the helments.
St. Paul Pass Tunnel 1.66 miles long. Cody (almost 7) asked, "So are we riding ALL the way through this mountian?"
Most of the group
Taking off the helmets plus the dark tunnel put them right to sleep.
Looking down from a trestle
Brad in one of the shorter tunnels (Go towards the light...)
The four little girls mostly happy after a long ride.
Mmmm Mountain rocks are better than regular rocks.