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|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 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...
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...
Nice little walk
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.
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.
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.
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.
Loving the development of this trail! Beautiful surroundings and fairly smooth terrain.
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.
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.
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
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.
Easy hike, mostly paved good waterfowl near the creek
As a novice biker I can attest that this Greenway system is fantastic. Prejudice may prevail since I happen to be a third generation Butte person who happens to be on the Greenway committee. When finished this trail way will be the envy of all Montana communities. The final completion may not be until 2018 but the segments now finished provide excellent biking and walking.
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