Butte, MT Walking 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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Trails by activity

Headwaters Trail System

MT - 11.8 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...

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...

Great American Rail-Trail

DC,IA,ID,IL,IN,MD,MT,NE,OH,PA,WA,WV,WY - 3743.9 miles

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....

Old Yellowstone Trail

MT - 7.5 miles

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...

Accordion

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...

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

MT - 8 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...

Missouri Headwaters State Park Trails

MT - 5.3 miles

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...

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...

Great American Rail-Trail

DC,IA,ID,IL,IN,MD,MT,NE,OH,PA,WA,WV,WY - 3743.9 miles

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....

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

MT - 8 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 - 11.8 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...

Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Thompson Park)

MT - 4.5 miles

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...

Old Yellowstone Trail

MT - 7.5 miles

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...

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 - 8 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...

Missouri Headwaters State Park Trails

MT - 5.3 miles

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...

Old Yellowstone Trail

MT - 7.5 miles

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...

Accordion

Headwaters Trail System

MT - 11.8 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...

Great American Rail-Trail

DC,IA,ID,IL,IN,MD,MT,NE,OH,PA,WA,WV,WY - 3743.9 miles

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....

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 - 4.5 miles

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...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

Spring Meadow Lake State Park Trail

Great

July, 2020 by japar14

Nice little walk

Great American Rail-Trail

Great ride today

July, 2020 by vlc9802

We rode this trail from Toulon to Princeville today. It was great! The path was very good. It is mostly shaded. Excellent. We stopped in Wyoming on our way back for lunch. Ate at 111 Coffee Shop. Don’t be fooled, this is NOT just a coffee shop. The lunch was delicious. And it is decorated all with bikes! Perfect for us bikers. And check out the bathroom. Cute!!! Can’t wait to do more of the route from Princeville going south.

Headwaters Trail System

Ridin' The GART

July, 2020 by acewickwire

This trail is a segment of the Great American Rail-Trail (GART).
Location: Three Forks, MT
Trail Condition: Average pavement. Some segments great and others overdue maintenance (vegetation overgrowth, and cracked asphalt).
Signage: No directional, some warning.
Comments: This is a trail “system” with multiple spurs and routes available. Overall this one is worth a stop to ride. Crosses river, goes along ponds (pelicans in the water), into the country, and through this quiet town. Will want to take a map along. A portion of the trail continues to the east instead of the left turn to the state park.

Accordion

Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Thompson Park)

Ridin' The GART

June, 2020 by acewickwire

This trail is a segment of the Great American Rail-Trail (GART).
Location: Butte, MT
Parking: Eagles Nest parking area…should have parked at Sagebrush Flats for a little closer to trail. Recreation area was before Continental Divide.
Trail Condition: Mt Bike trail for sure. Nice surface for fatter tires. A couple short sections with larger gravel chunks. Inside tunnels was a little rougher surface…need light.
Signage: A number of nice interpretative signs explaining the railroad and history of this portion.
Comments: Liked this trail and history signage. Encountered several other trail users. Nice easy grade both directions. Would do this trail again.

Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail (Blacktail Creek Trail)

Pass It Up

June, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: Butte, MT
Parking: Father Sheehan Park
Trail Condition: First portion of trail needs serious maintenance. Surface is rough and brushing work is needed to clear brush, low hanging tree limbs, and weeds from along the trail. Past the visitor center the trail improves.
Signage: Very minimal. Take a map along.
Comments: Pass this one up. This would be my last resort in Butte.

BA&P Hill Trail

Butte Must Do

June, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: Butte, MT
Parking: Rocker Station Park, Rocker
Trail Condition: First 2.5 miles is gravel but easy to ride on Mt. Bike. The paved portion is in very good condition.
Signage: Lots of interpretative signs after reaching the paved portion. Plenty of detail about mining, mines, living in Butte, etc.
Comments: A must do when in Butte. The trail continues on past where TrailLink indicates it ends. Taking you passed a number of mine sites, the Granite Mountain Memorial, and to the “Top of the World”. The trail does get pretty steep in some areas but trail condition is excellent and worth the effort.

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

Ridin' The GART

June, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: Butte, MT
Parking: Rocker Station Park, Rocker and Fairmont Road Temporary Parking Area
Trail Condition: Nice wide paved path.
Signage: Directional signage very minimal.
Comments: Went west from Rocker Station to Ramsay. Large pond of water in underpass for direction toward Whiskey Gulch Station, so passed up that section of trail. Some up and down and through the grassland away from traffic. The short section from Fairmont Road north is nicely done, wide path along the creek, several wide bridges, and paved. There are short distances of gravel from the temporary parking areas to the trail. Would do the Rocker to Ramsay section again.

Old Yellowstone Trail

Ridin' The GART

June, 2020 by acewickwire

This trail is a segment of the Great American Rail-Trail (GART).
Location: Deer Lodge, MT
Parking: Garrison Trailhead
Trail Condition: Gravel with some real rough patches and a short nice section of compacted road base. A work in progress.
Signage: Information sign at both trailheads. Trail map at trailhead indicates a distance of 10 miles but really is only 7.5 miles as stated on TrailLink. Looks like some mileage (.5 mile increments) signage will be going up but not there yet.
Comments: This trail takes you through the countryside a distance from I-90. I saw several deer near the trail and no other trail users. Most certainly a Mt. Bike trail at this time. Hopefully the goal is put in compacted road base the full length as they have in a short length of the trail. The trail is still being worked but is passable. As with other rail-trails, long straight stretches and level. Potential for a nice trail away from it all.

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.

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.

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