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Explore the best rated trails in Laurel, 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.

Recent Trail Reviews

Jim Dutcher Trail

Trail closed at I-90 until July 2024

October, 2021 by ggwbikemt

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/

Jim Dutcher Trail

Leisure ride

September, 2021 by opeesmiles

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.

Jim Dutcher Trail

NPRR history

July, 2021 by mdturley

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.


King Avenue East Trail

Short and Sweet

April, 2020 by raelinn.jones

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.

Swords Park Trail

Great trail and views

September, 2019 by normanbowers

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.

Alkali Creek Trail

Just a wide sidewalk

September, 2019 by normanbowers

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)

Jim Dutcher Trail

Good ride along river

September, 2019 by normanbowers

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.

Lake Elmo Trail

Lake Elmo Trail

July, 2019 by kmkm5

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.

Swords Park Trail

Skeleton Cliff and Yellowstone Kelly Interpretive Site

May, 2018 by anne.cole

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.

Swords Park Trail

Beautiful ride!

September, 2014 by gravedigger1

If you're in Billings ride this trail!

Swords Park Trail

Nice Trail

March, 2014 by postman39

This Trail is very scenic overlooking Billings. The trail has some good hills so if you want flat this trail probably not for you.Cyclist make walkers aware of you they will give you room.

Jim Dutcher Trail

actually 6 miles long

October, 2005 by ggwbikemt

The trail is now 6+ miles long. It provides a great alternate route to travel from the Heights section (north side) of Billings to the south side.

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