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Pulaski Tunnel Trail

Forest Service Road 456, Wallace, Idaho 83873 USA

“An adventure into the past”

The Pulaski Tunnel Trail offers both the beauty and peace of a cool walk in the forest by a cascading creek and an adventure into the past. The trail begins at a well-marked trailhead about a half-mile south of Wallace. The trail’s two-mile course ultimately brings hikers to a spot across the creek from the historic Pulaski Tunnel, the abandoned mine where “Big Ed” Pulaski saved all but six of his 45-man firefighting crew in the Great Fire of 1910. The trail has been equipped with numerous large-format porcelain interpretive signs and a number of bridges where the trail crosses the creek. Both the trail and the mine are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Within the firefighting community, Pulaski is also remembered for refining the two-bladed tool that bears his name. The total elevation change from trailhead to loop is about 800 feet. The uphill sections are relatively short and most are located in the Pulaski Tunnel Section near the end. Most hikers complete the entire trail in two to three hours. The Pulaski Tunnel Trail is a beautiful hike and a national shrine.

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Reviewed by
gailsimmons

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June 06, 2017
Rated 5.0

Beautiful!! Highly recommend!!!

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Reviewed by
Firemama

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  • 4 Helpful
July 21, 2015
Rated 4.0

Amazingly beautiful short hike/walk. Very well maintained trail and wheelchair accessible for about he first 1/4-1/2 mile. Excellent signage with historical information about he fires and Pulaski himself. If you are looking for a way to stretch out your legs on a relatively short (2 miles) beautiful rainforest like hike this is a great choice. We road our bikes up the canyon to the trailhead there is a small parking lot so don't plan to bring an RV or trailer up, there is no parking for large size rigs.

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