The Jim Dutcher Trail currently offers 6 miles of paved pathway in three disconnected segments in southeastern Billings along the Yellowstone River. Along the way, the trail is dotted with community parks. Begin your journey in wooded Two Moon Park and meander south through Earl Guss Park with its man-made waterfall, followed by Coulson Park and Mystic Park, where the trail ends.
Further south, another segment of the trail begins off Cherry Avenue and traverses Riverfront Park, a nice place to stop and eat with scenic picnic spots, grills and restrooms.
From its northern end, you can also connect to the Kiwanis Trail
, a 2-mile north-south route through the Heights neighborhood, or the Alkali Creek Trail
Parking is available at several points along the trail:
- Two Moon Park (Bench Boulevard)
- Coulson Park (Charlene Street north of the NW Energy Plant)
- Mystic Park (Buena Vista Avenue)
- Riverfront Park (S. Billings Boulevard)