Helena, MT Cross Country Skiing 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

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
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
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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Great American Rail-Trail

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

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...

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...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

Accordion

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Accordion

Great American Rail-Trail

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

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...

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...

Recent Trail Reviews

BA&P Hill Trail

Great trail, but very steep!

July, 2021 by elwoodmr

This trail will take you to the top of Butte, to the Memorial, and while it is very steep, it is worth it to take in the views. There are nice little signs along the way which talk about the history of mining and Butte. At the bottom, it ends at the Museum of Mining, which is a great underground tour.

Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail (Blacktail Creek Trail)

Needs some updating

July, 2021 by elwoodmr

The portion of the trail that runs along I-90 could really use some updating. Many portions of the pavement are buckled from the surrounding tree roots. But the portion that goes up towards the Pit, is nicely paved and wide.

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

I love this trail!

June, 2021 by kzod

This is a great, well-maintained trail that links to some other great trails. I hope the whole system is completed soon!

Accordion

BA&P Hill Trail

Great Trail!

June, 2021 by kzod

I live close to this trail, so I walk on at least a section of it nearly every week. It is a great trail. If you'd like to see some of Butte's old mines, get a sense of the history, and view the breathtaking Montana landscape, this is the trail for you. The trail is very well-maintained, the asphalt part is plowed in the winter, and it's traveled frequently by bikers, walkers, and runners. It also travels very close to the World Museum of Mining where you can go underground into an old mine.

I've heard talk of expanding the trail to the west. I hope this happens!

BA&P Hill Trail

Getting back on a bike.

April, 2021 by smith.kris86

Really awesome trail to travel on. My first trail getting back on a mountain bike and from the bottom made me realize how out of shape and out of touch I have become, even going back down proved to be a work out for me. So much silver mine and history on the trail, really worth the journey.

Great American Rail-Trail

best trail ever

March, 2021 by tpassarelli_tl

wonderful trip across America

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.

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.

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