• Photographed by Tom Holman

The Pulaski Tunnel Trail is a nice and easy hike located at a well-marked trailhead soon after King Street leaves Wallace’s city limits (about 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. 

Interpretive signs along the trail tell of the calamitous summer of fire and the people who suffered its scars.

Allow two to four hours for the four-mile round trip to the Pulaski Tunnel overlook.


First 725 feet of trail are accessible to visitors with disabilities.


From I-90, take exit 61 toward I-90 BUS/Wallace. At off-ramp stop sign, turn and head south. Turn left on I-90 Business Route. Turn right onto 2nd Street. Continue to follow 2nd Street. Turn right onto Bank Street. Bank Street turns left and becomes King Street. King Street turns slightly left and becomes National Forest Road 456/Moon Pass Road. Continue on FS Road 456 for about one mile until you see the well-marked parking area on your left.

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