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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!
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.
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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