Bozeman, MT Birding Trails and Maps

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Bozeman to Bridger Mountains Trail

2.1 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Concrete

Gallagator Linear Trail

1.6 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Great American Rail-Trail

3743.9 mi
State: DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Story Mill Spur

1.7 mi
State: MT
Dirt, Gravel

Bozeman Trail Connector

0.8 mi
State: MT
Gravel

College/Huffine Trail

2.67 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Concrete

Headwaters Trail System

12.8 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Highway 89 South Pedestrian Trail

3.8 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Myers' River View Trail

0.9 mi
State: MT
Gravel

Highland Boulevard Trail

1.6 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Missouri Headwaters State Park Trails

5.3 mi
State: MT
Dirt, Grass

Valley Center Trail

4.5 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Bitterroot Trail (Livingston)

0.3 mi
State: MT
Gravel

Oak Street Trail

1.9 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Sacajawea Trail

0.7 mi
State: MT
Gravel

Jackrabbit Lane Shared-Use Path

5.7 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Livingston Depot Center Trail

1.4 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Concrete

North 19th Avenue Trail

0.5 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Front Street Connector (Bozeman)

0.3 mi
State: MT
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
Bozeman is home to an extensive trail system: Known as the Main Street to Mountains system, it's made up of 60 miles of greenways across the city and beyond. This connector, completed in the fall of...
MT 2.1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Gallagator Linear Trail runs diagonally for more than 1.5 miles through the east side of Bozeman. The trail, which has a crushed stone surface for the vast majority of its route but is paved at...
MT 1.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous – it is just over 50% complete. Please refer to the Trail Map for more information on the existing sections of trail, as well as the online...
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Overview Bozeman's Story Mill Spur begins just north of a former railroad depot, passes under I-90 and over the East Gallatin River, and traverses residential neighborhoods for 1.7 miles. About...
MT 1.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Bozeman Trail Connector winds through Livingston’s rural west end for nearly a mile. The firm gravel pathway begins in the Northern Lights subdivision and heads northwest along Fleshman Creek to...
MT 0.8 mi Gravel
The College/Huffine Trail, named for the roads that the trail follows on the outskirts of Bozeman, is a well-kept asphalt pathway that traverses through the northern edge of the campus of Montana...
MT 2.67 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 12.8 mi Asphalt
The Highway 89 South Pedestrian Trail begins south of downtown Livingston and parallels U.S. Highway 89 for 3.8 miles. A wide grassy median separates the paved pathway from the roadway and the...
MT 3.8 mi Asphalt
This multiuse trail begins in the heart of Manhattan and heads east towards the Gallatin River. The trail runs along the south side of Dry Creek Road, beginning at Yadon Road. It's a paved trail, and...
MT 1.8 mi Asphalt
On the northeastern end of Livingston, the Myers' River View Trail parallels the east bank of the beautiful Yellowstone River. The mile-long gravel pathway includes a lookout over the river and offers...
MT 0.9 mi Gravel
The Highland Boulevard Trail is a spacious asphalt sidepath trail that runs alongside Highland Boulevard on the eastern edge of Bozeman. Following the route of the roadway, the trail passes through...
MT 1.6 mi Asphalt
The Missouri Headwaters State Park offers 5 miles of unpaved trails to explore its picturesque landscapes by foot, horseback, or mountain bike. The park spans more than 500 acres and, within its...
MT 5.3 mi Dirt, Grass
Located northwest of Bozeman, the Valley Center Trail offers a straight east-west route along its namesake roadway. Beginning at Jackrabbit Lane (State Route 85) in the community of Cowan, the paved...
MT 4.5 mi Asphalt
The Bitterroot Trail offers a short outdoor excursion in northwestern Livingston, a rural community ringed by distant mountains and situated about 65 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. The...
MT 0.3 mi Gravel
Bozeman's Oak Street Trail serves as a community connector by providing access to the numerous stores, restaurants and residences along Oak Street. The trail is paved and open to walkers, joggers and...
MT 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Sacajawea Trail winds along the Yellowstone River in the picturesque mountain town of Livingston. Trailside benches dotting the route allow you to soak up the beautiful views. A highlight of...
MT 0.7 mi Gravel
The Jackrabbit Lane Shared-Use Path runs through quiet rural communities on the northwestern outskirts of Bozeman. The paved pathway offers a straight north-south route paralleling its namesake...
MT 5.7 mi Asphalt
The Livingston Depot Center Trail begins at the community's beautifully restored train station, built in 1902 by Northern Pacific Railroad that today houses a railroad museum open Memorial Day through...
MT 1.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The North 19th Avenue Trail is an off-road asphalt pathway providing safe walking and biking access to the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce, as well as restaurants and businesses along a half-mile section...
MT 0.5 mi Asphalt
Though short, this stretch of trail provides a crucial linkage between existing trails in Bozeman, MT. Located in northeast side of the city, the paved trail provides a safe bike-ped connection...
MT 0.3 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Highway 89 South Pedestrian Trail

Safe trail to run

July, 2024 by ryancaincarlson

I was traveling through the area and looking for somewhere safe to run where I would not be on the roads. I parked at the Town and Country Grocery Store, crossed the street to pick up the path and headed south. The path follows Highway 89 (as the name suggests) so expect to be traveling alongside the road. I went 4 miles out and 4 miles back.

Valley Center Trail

Trail was clear of snow. Lots of sand

February, 2024 by skycrest1702

Trail was clear of snow. Lots of sand

Manhattan to the Gallatin River Trail

1/31/24. I cold but sunny day for a bike ride. The trail is in good condition. I continued to ride another 8 miles on the road towards Belgrade. Saw 4 mature eagles and some deer. Unclear where to park and no restroom. I parked at the school

February, 2024 by skycrest1702

1/31/24. I cold but sunny day for a bike ride. The trail is in good condition. I continued to ride another 8 miles on the road towards Belgrade. Saw 4 mature eagles and some deer. Unclear where to park and no restroom. I parked at the school

Accordion

Headwaters Trail System

Missouri Headwaters State Park to Three Forks

August, 2023 by estherfrey_tl

Beautiful trail with gorgeous scenery. There are a few areas that are bumpy but fine if you aren’t riding a road bike.

Headwaters Trail System

Beautiful ride!

May, 2023 by boulderjulie

We spent a day exploring the trails in this system, riding out to the Headwaters park, through the pond area, and along the edge of town and back. The area is stunningly beautiful, the town is full of friendly people (be sure to stop for lunch and pie at the Iron Horse in Three Forks!), and we could not have asked for a more beautiful day of riding. There are several good maps along the trail, but a few more would be helpful, especially since it's not just one trail but several that link up. We're giving this 5 stars because the scenery is so gorgeous, but the trail surface deserves a 3 or 4; some sections are smooth asphalt but some have bone-jarring cracks that need to be filled. Still-- we absolutely loved our day on this trail and can't believe we didn't see more people using it. We came to Three Forks specifically to ride this trail system, and we were not disappointed.

Great American Rail-Trail

Great Allegheny Trail southeast of Pittsburgh?

April, 2023 by eshawger

Surprised to see this amazing trail that has great bed and breakfasts along it is not noted as part of the Great American Rail Trail. It sure would help demonstrate more GART completion if it was.

Myers' River View Trail

We love it, but….

February, 2023 by themoo60

We are disappointed to see that the current management plan seems to be about manicuring the grounds, rather than preserving the natural features. Lots of old trees have been cut and brush cleared away, leaving less cover for wildlife. If someone wants to spend money on this wonderful trail, how about getting patrols out there to enforce the leash-laws for dogs. My husband was bit by an off-leash dog on the trail this morning. No, it didn’t break the skin, and he didn’t call law enforcement, but it isn’t the sort of experience one wants to have when walking on a trail where leashes are required. Cool place, would hate to see it shut down because of people who don’t like the rules there.

Headwaters Trail System

good ride

August, 2022 by shap

nice trail, needs some TLC, they have the biggest cracks and bumps marked for repair. Friendly town and people, worth the stop,

Great American Rail-Trail

A nice ride. The hub is a good place to start.

August, 2022 by jodieo1

A nice ride. The hub is a good place to start.

Great American Rail-Trail

so good

July, 2022 by fear2321

We took electric scooters and did 16miles of this trail was so beautiful seen 6 deer 5 turkeys will glad go back and explore more

Manhattan to the Gallatin River Trail

nice walking trail

March, 2022 by mkfrymier

I am not a super hiker and sometimes you just want a place close to home to walk. This trail fits the bill. You cross the river a few times on well Maintained bridges. If you park at the Belgrade access, there are restrooms. It can get a bit loud with road traffic - as it follows an ever busy road. Less than 2 miles from home, so we enjoy often. The entire trail down and back is just about 4 miles.

Headwaters Trail System

Disappointed

July, 2021 by joglazewski

For a trail with so much potential, this fell far short of expectations. Passes through beautiful scenery between a riverfront State Park, and cute little town.
Has not been given the attention it deserves. Asphalt surface cracked with painful gullies and erosions, NO signage. We rode back on a road with light traffic, but no shoulder and 70 mph speed limit to avoid having to ride this surface again.

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