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Explore the best rated trails in Billings, MT, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Alkali Creek Trail and King Avenue West Trail . With more than 16 trails covering 31 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.
Really nice trail. Unfortunately there are a couple bad roundabouts to be extra cautious for.
The trail runs through residential area. Your next a small fast water moving canal for a small part of trail. Goes by park. Newer cement. Nice dog walking but not very scenic.
The Yellowstone River bridge at I-90 is being replaced. Since the trail goes under I-90 at this location, the trail underpass will be closed until July 2024. The no nearby crossings for a detour. The web site for the construction is https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/i90yellowstone/
Perfect for a family ride. Took 5 of us about an hour to go from St Mary Rd in the Heights to the Yellowstone River parking lot just past the 90 overpass and back. Ages 13-49 were on the trip. We weren’t pushing it at all.
The north end of this is part of a NPRR spur that went to Shepard to serve the grain elevator there. Paved with concrete a access to Two Moon Park and Wal Mart! So that part is truly a Rails to Trails.
It’s really nice if you don’t have much time or just want a short walk it’s great. Only downside is it’s next to a busy street.
If you are riding in Billings don't miss this trail. There is a half mile long hill to get up on a ridge that overlooks the city.
Park at the parking lot at the pioneer cemetery behind Applebee's(204 Main), cross the street and the trail goes up the hill. If you go down the hill you end up at Alkali Creek trail.
This trail is a wide sidewalk along the street that kind of follows Alkali Creek. There are prettier rides in Billings. This trail does connect with the Swords Park Trail.
Good parking at the pioneer cemetery behind Applebee's (204 Main)
Nice paved trail along the river, fairly flat and smooth with nice views. The north couple of miles is on an abandoned railroad grade through neighborhoods. Just south of the bridge over Alkali Creek near the sewer plant is the turnoff to get to Alkali Creek trail and Swords Park Trail. This connection goes under HWY 87(Main Street) but still a couple of blocks riding on the sidewalk.
The trail is classified as easy with benches to sit and view the the lake. The path is not paved its all gravel until you get to the parking lot. I rate it a 8 star for ease and view.
Make sure to take a short (100 yards) detour one mile east end of the trailhead parking area to see the newly-opened Yellowstone Kelly Interpretive Site where frontiersman Yellowstone Kelly was buried. There are interpretive panels about the history of the area.
Skeleton Cliff, just a little further east, is the site of the Crow Tribe's burial area, where the dead were actually placed in the trees.
If you're in Billings ride this trail!
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