Butte, MT Running Trails and Maps

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BA&P Hill Trail

4.1 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Gravel

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

Headwaters Trail System

11.8 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Missouri Headwaters State Park Trails

5.3 mi
State: MT
Dirt, Grass

Old Yellowstone Trail

7.5 mi
State: MT
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

8 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 Great American Rail-Trail highlights some of the country’s most iconic landmarks, well-known geography and storied history across a 3,700-miles-plus route between Washington and Washington....
DC, IA, ID, IL, IN, MD, MT, NE, OH, PA, WA, WV, WY 3743.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
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 11.8 mi Asphalt
Just a few miles south of Butte, the Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail through Thompson Park offers a fun journey through two tunnels and across a trestle on the former Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul...
MT 4.5 mi Gravel
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
The Old Yellowstone Trail follows the old right-of-way of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad in southwestern Montana. The CMSPP, more commonly called the Milwaukee Road, was active...
MT 7.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt
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 8 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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Old Yellowstone Trail

Very nice trail!!

May, 2020 by maccmorse

Loving the development of this trail! Beautiful surroundings and fairly smooth terrain.

Great American Rail-Trail

Best Trail Ever

January, 2020 by cbyounger

This is the best trail I have ever ridden!

BA&P Hill Trail

Trail with minning history and mines

September, 2019 by normanbowers

The paved section through Butte is on about a 3% grade, a little steeper than most rail trails. At Wyoming Street the trail leaves the railroad grade and heads up the mountain another mile or so to the miner's memorial that looks over the Berkley Pit. The mountain section is steep, I had to walk my bike up two of the grades, but the effort was well worth it as the views over Butte area were terrific. There are modern restrooms and picnic area on the mountain section.
The gravel section between the mining museum and rocker is in good shape.

Accordion

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

Great scenic Trail

September, 2019 by normanbowers

Asphalt trail in excellent condition. New trail access stations at Rocker and Silver Bowe have modern restrooms, drinking fountains, and parking. The Rocker Station at 1208 Grizzly Trail is near the end of the B & P Hill Trail so you can connect to both trails.

Headwaters Trail System

Great trails for small town

September, 2019 by normanbowers

I parked downtown on main street, then rode to both ends of the paved trails and got 20 miles. That would include a few blocks of riding on residential streets, but impossible to get lost as it is a small town. Trails are flat and smooth. Three Forks has a couple of historic hotels and several restaurants.

Missouri Headwaters State Park Trails

Hiking Trail

September, 2019 by normanbowers

Trails are really for walkers, a mountain bike would work. The highway is low traffic, so I just biked the the park on the paved shoulder.

Headwaters Trail System

Nice trail, but noisy.

August, 2019 by oldertwin

Very nice trail but very noisy because trails runs parallel to I-90 so lots of car and truck noise. Lots of history in Headwaters State Park.

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

short but sweet

July, 2019 by carla157

rode the short 4.8 section of the trail on a hot windy afternoon. Trail was maintained and had interesting terrain. Winded around a hill and through wet areas, sage brush and some wild flowers. Elevation changed enough to keep it interesting. Negatives-- more dog poop on the trail than I have seen on all the other trails I have ridden put together. The place we started had no water and the bathrooms were locked

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!!

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.

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