Bitterroot Branch Trail

Trail Map

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The Bitterroot Branch Trail currently consists of two segments along the active Montana Rail Link rail tracks that run into downtown Missoula.

The southern segment is 0.68 mile and extends between McDonald Avenue and Livingston Street. To pick up the northern segment, users will have to navigate a short section of neighborhood streets. Do this by turning west on Livingston, north on Kemp, east on South, north on Johnson then east on North Avenue, where the trail begins again adjacent to the railroad tracks.

The northern segment extends for 1.5 miles all the way to the 0 milepost at the intersection with the Milwaukee and Riverfront trails. The Riverfront Trail extends east along the south bank of the Clark Fork River, where it connects with the Kim Williams Trail.

The Milwaukee Trail heads west for 0.5 mile to where it currently ends at Russell Street. An extension of the Milwaukee Trail to Reserve Street (1.3 miles) is under construction and due to open sometime in 2011.

Parking and Trail Access


Bitterroot Branch

   May, 2009 by noeljkelller

Parking in Wal-Mart Parking Lot N46.83281 W114.04761 on East side of Brooks St/Hwy 12/Hwy 93. Staring from the south end at Miller Creek Rd on concrete surface, parallel to the Montana Rail Road. At 39thSt., trail turns east then crosses 39th St and more