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BA&P Hill Trail

4.1 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Gravel

Headwaters Trail System

8.1 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Thompson Park)

4.1 mi
State: MT
Grass, Gravel, Sand

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

6.1 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Spring Meadow Lake State Park Trail

2 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The BA&P Hill Trail provides a fascinating glimpse into Butte's early history, winding its way through the town's historic neighborhoods and abandoned mineyards. The area was known as the "The Richest...
MT 4.1 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The Headwaters Trail System is a paved network of trails, portions of which run along the former Milwaukee Railroad corridor through the City of Three Forks to Missouri Headwaters State Park. As its...
MT 8.1 mi Asphalt
Just a few miles south of Butte, the Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail through Thompson Park offers a fun, four-mile ride through two tunnels and across a trestle on the former Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul...
MT 4.1 mi Grass, Gravel, Sand
The creation of the Silver Bow Creek Greenway is part of a massive Superfund cleanup of Silver Bow Creek, which has suffered more than a century of pollution from the copper and silver mining...
MT 6.1 mi Asphalt
This pleasant trail is busy during hot summer days, when families come out in droves to swim, fish and paddle non-motorized boats around this small lake. No bikes are allowed on the trail but you can...
MT 2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Blacktail Creek Trail, through southeastern Butte, was renamed the Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail in honor of local citizens who championed the restoration of the creek and other civic projects in...
MT 3.2 mi Asphalt

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Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail (Blacktail Creek Trail)

MT - 3.2 miles

The Blacktail Creek Trail, through southeastern Butte, was renamed the Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail in honor of local citizens who championed the restoration of the creek and other civic projects in...

Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Thompson Park)

MT - 4.1 miles

Just a few miles south of Butte, the Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail through Thompson Park offers a fun, four-mile ride through two tunnels and across a trestle on the former Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul...

BA&P Hill Trail

MT - 4.1 miles

The BA&P Hill Trail provides a fascinating glimpse into Butte's early history, winding its way through the town's historic neighborhoods and abandoned mineyards. The area was known as the "The Richest...

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

MT - 6.1 miles

The creation of the Silver Bow Creek Greenway is part of a massive Superfund cleanup of Silver Bow Creek, which has suffered more than a century of pollution from the copper and silver mining...

Accordion

Headwaters Trail System

MT - 8.1 miles

The Headwaters Trail System is a paved network of trails, portions of which run along the former Milwaukee Railroad corridor through the City of Three Forks to Missouri Headwaters State Park. As its...

Spring Meadow Lake State Park Trail

MT - 2 miles

This pleasant trail is busy during hot summer days, when families come out in droves to swim, fish and paddle non-motorized boats around this small lake. No bikes are allowed on the trail but you can...

Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail (Blacktail Creek Trail)

MT - 3.2 miles

The Blacktail Creek Trail, through southeastern Butte, was renamed the Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail in honor of local citizens who championed the restoration of the creek and other civic projects in...

BA&P Hill Trail

MT - 4.1 miles

The BA&P Hill Trail provides a fascinating glimpse into Butte's early history, winding its way through the town's historic neighborhoods and abandoned mineyards. The area was known as the "The Richest...

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

MT - 6.1 miles

The creation of the Silver Bow Creek Greenway is part of a massive Superfund cleanup of Silver Bow Creek, which has suffered more than a century of pollution from the copper and silver mining...

Accordion

Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Thompson Park)

MT - 4.1 miles

Just a few miles south of Butte, the Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail through Thompson Park offers a fun, four-mile ride through two tunnels and across a trestle on the former Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul...

Headwaters Trail System

MT - 8.1 miles

The Headwaters Trail System is a paved network of trails, portions of which run along the former Milwaukee Railroad corridor through the City of Three Forks to Missouri Headwaters State Park. As its...

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

MT - 6.1 miles

The creation of the Silver Bow Creek Greenway is part of a massive Superfund cleanup of Silver Bow Creek, which has suffered more than a century of pollution from the copper and silver mining...

BA&P Hill Trail

MT - 4.1 miles

The BA&P Hill Trail provides a fascinating glimpse into Butte's early history, winding its way through the town's historic neighborhoods and abandoned mineyards. The area was known as the "The Richest...

Spring Meadow Lake State Park Trail

MT - 2 miles

This pleasant trail is busy during hot summer days, when families come out in droves to swim, fish and paddle non-motorized boats around this small lake. No bikes are allowed on the trail but you can...

Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Thompson Park)

MT - 4.1 miles

Just a few miles south of Butte, the Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail through Thompson Park offers a fun, four-mile ride through two tunnels and across a trestle on the former Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul...

Accordion

Headwaters Trail System

MT - 8.1 miles

The Headwaters Trail System is a paved network of trails, portions of which run along the former Milwaukee Railroad corridor through the City of Three Forks to Missouri Headwaters State Park. As its...

Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail (Blacktail Creek Trail)

MT - 3.2 miles

The Blacktail Creek Trail, through southeastern Butte, was renamed the Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail in honor of local citizens who championed the restoration of the creek and other civic projects in...

Recent Trail Reviews

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

Excellent Rollerskiing

May, 2017 by emfson

For those who love Nordic skiing and train year-round, this is a wonderfully, smooth, safe and interesting trail. There's just enough terrain so you can "change gears" and work on various techniques. Traffic is very light most days, a few bikers and walkers. Come on out, Mile-High Nordic! Let's get these kids training. Skiers are made in the summer...as most World Cup coaches will tell you.

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

Sliverbow Greenway

November, 2016 by maldridge28

Easy hike, mostly paved good waterfowl near the creek

Headwaters Trail System

Great ride

August, 2016 by longlynn

Love this ride..over 20 miles of paved trail through marshlands, streams, rivers ending at Headwaters state park. Lots of birds, moose, deer. All under the Big Sky!!

Accordion

Headwaters Trail System

Downtown Three Forks to Headwaters SP

July, 2015 by adsaxs

This trail is not well marked (if at all). The visitor center in Three Forks couldn’t give us definitive directions for connecting to the trail from downtown. We located it ourselves.

If you’d like to start the trail in downtown Three Forks, you’ll find the path located on 4th Avenue East and Oak Street behind the school. The path starts behind the field track and playground and will run adjacent to the golf course. The trail in town is a mixed bag. Sometimes it is narrow with tree roots growing onto the path.

The nicest part of the trail runs 4 miles north of town into Missouri Headwaters State Park. You can then cycle further on the lightly-traveled road to a picnic area and historical display before working your way back into town. The section we rode on was all paved. It is an easy ride and one I would recommend if you happen to be in Three Forks.

Headwaters Trail System

Great Little Trail System

May, 2015 by b0ssc0

I rode this trail yesterday and was really impressed. For a small community, they have a great trail system. Beautiful views, lots of clean air. I rode in from the east and the trail ends up at the High School track, kinda awkward. The ride to Drouillard Boat Launch was great, as was the ride around the lakes near the golf course.

Headwaters Trail System

Fun for the family

September, 2014 by j_t

Rode through the state park and into Three Forks. It's a combination of paved, gravel, and dirt trails. Not too demanding but some areas can be tough for an inexperienced rider. There's no problem with pushing a bike when you need to! Several historical markers in the park made the ride interesting. The trail to Three Forks was paved. Nice scenery. Heard the traffic but didn't have to deal with it. Wish I had time to explore the town. Maybe on the next trip.

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

September, 2014 by louparrett

As a novice biker I can attest that this Greenway system is fantastic. Prejudice may prevail since I happen to be a third generation Butte person who happens to be on the Greenway committee. When finished this trail way will be the envy of all Montana communities. The final completion may not be until 2018 but the segments now finished provide excellent biking and walking.

Headwaters Trail System

EZ -mostly level out & back from our camp @Headwaters State Park

May, 2014 by evadu

Beautiful ride, follows highway but not ON highway; the trail winds through a city garden between 3-Forks and State Park. We went N to boat launch, past day-use area on Trident highway as the (?a) trail continues through SP but it is not paved.

Headwaters Trail System

nice family ride near Bozeman

August, 2012 by matero314

We rode this recently, we did an out and back from the Headwaters State Park to the ponds in Three Forks, its an easy ride, flat and paved but fun for even the littlest ones including those riding pedal-less Skuut bikes (too far to do the whole length for my 2.5 year old but we were towing a Chariot as well) doesn't seem very crowded as we only saw a few other bikers on a Sunday afternoon in August. The views of the surrounding mountains and of the valley are very nice however the trail does run very close to I90 so you will hear it much of the time. If you plan on starting or finishing in the Headwaters State Park be careful, I cannot recommend the first/last mile of the trail (ending at the state campground) for kids or anyone not on a mountain bike or not good at technical riding. That first/last mile is not paved and is very loose deep sand and gravel, an accident waiting to happen. On our return segment I got on the road right where the trail turns to sand and left the family there to catch butterflies while I road the mile to get the car, there is one good safe parking spot to load bikes and passengers just off the road where the trail turns to sand.

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