Montana Cross Country Skiing Trails and Maps

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Length
Surfaces
Type

BA&P Hill Trail

4.1 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Gravel

BBWA Canal Trail

2.8 mi
State: MT
Concrete

Bitterroot Trail

51 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Concrete

Bozeman to Bridger Mountains Trail

2.1 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Concrete

Clements Road Trail

1.27 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Gallagator Linear Trail

1.6 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Gateway to Glacier Trail

10.5 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

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

Great Northern Historical Trail

22 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Greenough Park Trail

0.8 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Dirt

Jim Dutcher Trail

6.5 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Concrete

Kim Williams Nature Trail

4.2 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

King Avenue East Trail

0.5 mi
State: MT
Concrete

King Avenue West Trail

1.5 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Lake Elmo Drive Trail

0.6 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Larchmont Trail

0.5 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Lewistown City Trail System

20 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Milwaukee Trail

1.8 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

NorPac Trail

22.2 mi
State: ID, MT
Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
Accordion

Old Yellowstone Trail

7.5 mi
State: MT
Crushed Stone, Dirt

Rehberg Ranch Trail

1.2 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Rimrock Road Trail

1.7 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

River's Edge Trail

55 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Gravel

Riverfront Trail (MT)

3.5 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Ballast, Gravel

Route of the Olympian

31 mi
State: MT
Gravel

Shiloh Road Trail

4.6 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Concrete

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

8 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

South Avenue Trail

2.2 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

South Billings Boulevard Trail

0.7 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Spring Meadow Lake State Park Trail

2 mi
State: MT
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Story Mill Spur

1.7 mi
State: MT
Dirt, Gravel

Swords Park Trail

3.8 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

Zimmerman Trail

1.3 mi
State: MT
Asphalt
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 BBWA Canal Trail offers nearly 3 miles of paved pathway in western Billings, mostly along the Billings Bench Water Association Canal. The waterway, used for irrigation and storm drainage, dates...
MT 2.8 mi Concrete
The Bitterroot Trail is a paved pathway largely paralleling US 93 between Missoula and Hamilton in Montana's scenic Bitterroot Valley. The trail provides a safe transportation alternative to the busy...
MT 51 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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 Clements Road Trail is a paved path that parallels Missoula's busy Clements Road and provides a safe alternative to riding on the shoulder. The path runs for nearly 1.3 miles between the South...
MT 1.27 mi Asphalt
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
Gateway to Glacier Trail is an asphalt paved trail that allows the rider to ride from Hungry Horse to West Glacier, which is a small community just outside the west entrance of Glacier National Park....
MT 10.5 mi Asphalt
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 Great Northern Historical Trail extends 22 miles between the lakeside town of Somers and the mountain valley community of Kila. The trail follows part of the route of the old Great Northern...
MT 22 mi Asphalt
The Greenough Park Trail is truly one of urban Missoula's best, making for a peaceful refuge from the city hubbub and near the downtown area. The trail makes a loop through this lush 42-acre park, not...
MT 0.8 mi Asphalt, Dirt
The Jim Dutcher Trail offers 6.5 miles of paved pathway along the Yellowstone River through eastern Billings up to the northeastern neighborhoods of Billings Heights. Along the way, the trail is...
MT 6.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Kim Williams Nature Trail provides a scenic stroll or bike ride alongside the Clark Fork River, connecting several parks in downtown Missoula. It also connects to the Riverfront Trail, giving...
MT 4.2 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
The King Avenue East Trail, in southwestern Billings, provides a half-mile concrete route along the south side of the roadway with access to a busy commercial subdivision at its eastern end. It's...
MT 0.5 mi Concrete
The King Avenue West Trail offers a paved east-west route through southwestern Billings with access to Shiloh Crossing, one of the city's most popular commercial subdivisions. Additional shopping and...
MT 1.5 mi Asphalt
The paved Lake Elmo Drive Trail parallels its namesake roadway for a half-mile in the Heights community of northern Billings. At the south end of the trail, students can follow the sidewalk east along...
MT 0.6 mi Asphalt
The Larmont Trail is a paved path that parallels Missoula's busy Reserve Street (US 93) and provides a safe alternative to riding on the road. The path runs for only a little more than 0.5 mile...
MT 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Lewiston Trails System refers to the 20 miles of multi-purpose trail winding through this central Montana community. The trails are usable all-year round. Every few miles, the terrain switches,...
MT 20 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
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
Missoula's Milwaukee Trail provides a valuable east-west commuting route through the city. The paved pathway includes occasional on-road segments but is well marked with excellent at-grade road...
MT 1.8 mi Asphalt
The NorPac Trail follows the old right-of-way of the Northern Pacific Railway (hence the trail's name) in western Montana and the Idaho Panhandle, crossing Lookout Pass. The trail runs from Idaho near...
ID, MT 22.2 mi Concrete, Dirt, Gravel
Accordion
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
Rehberg Ranch Trail follows the Iron Horse Trail roadway through a northern suburb of Billings. For just over a mile, the paved neighborhood trail offers views of Montana backcountry, including...
MT 1.2 mi Asphalt
The Rimrock Road Trail is an east-west route in western Billings along the north side of Rimrock Road. It travels nearly 2 miles with mostly residential views. From its eastern end, you can hop on the...
MT 1.7 mi Asphalt
Many groups collaborated to create the scenic and wild River's Edge Trail: the city of Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, Montana Department of Transportation,...
MT 55 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Missoula's Riverfront Trail follows both the north and south sides of the Clark Fork River through city parks downtown and near the university campus. The trail is part of a larger city-wide system...
MT 3.5 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Gravel
The 31-mile long Route of the Olympian is one of several rail-trails occupying the former Pacific route of the Milwaukee Road, which originally connected the railroad's Wisconsin hub with Washington...
MT 31 mi Gravel
The Shiloh Road Trail is an important part of the trail network in western Billings, offering connections to the Rimrock Road Trail, Big Ditch Trail and King Avenue West Trail. It begins at Rimrock...
MT 4.6 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
The South Avenue Trail is a paved path that parallels Missoula's busy South Avenue and provides a safe alternative to riding in the road. The path runs for a little more than 2 miles between Old Fort...
MT 2.2 mi Asphalt
Although not a scenic route, the paved South Billings Boulevard Trail offers connections to residential and commercial areas and Newman Elementary School. At its southern end, you can also connect to...
MT 0.7 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
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. It ends at the edge of the East...
MT 1.7 mi Dirt, Gravel
The Swords Park Trail offers beautiful views of Billings and the Yellowstone Valley on a paved route of nearly 4 miles through the northern end of town. Springtime is especially pleasant with...
MT 3.8 mi Asphalt
The Tobacco River Memorial Trail, also known as the Kootenai Trail, offers northwestern Montana scenery as it stretches 7 miles from Eureka to Rexford off Lake Koocanusa. Much of the trail is wooded...
MT 7.4 mi Gravel
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
The Zimmerman Trail is a north-south route in western Billings that parallels the eastern flank of a roadway of the same name. The paved pathway is just over a mile long with pleasant neighborhood...
MT 1.3 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Great Northern Historical Trail

Nice recreational ride

August, 2020 by suzie.eades

We enjoyed the ride and did it with our hybrid bikes. The 2-3 miles alongside the highway was a bit loud but still on the designated path. Then you drop down and into a very nice path to the finish - we rode back to Somers and enjoyed an adult beverage at Del’s!

Tobacco River Memorial Trail (Kootenai Trail)

Nice Walk

August, 2020 by lynnemonsees

Easy trail with pretty scenery

Spring Meadow Lake State Park Trail

Great

July, 2020 by japar14

Nice little walk

Accordion

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.

College/Huffine Trail

Nice Ride

July, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: Bozeman, MT
Trail Condition: Nice wide fairly new pavement.
Signage: Warning signs only.
Comments: Start at Montana State University and end on the edge of town. There is one major intersection that needs to be navigated. Nice for a bit of mileage, there are options for more miles by taking one of the intersecting bike paths. Pretty much a level ride.

Highland Boulevard Trail

Need A Hill Climb?

July, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: Bozeman, MT
Trail Condition: Nice wide fairly new pavement.
Signage: Warning signs only.
Comments: If starting from Main Street this is a climb to the finish but a nice downhill on the return. Check out trails in the nearby Lindley Park area. Can access them from this trail.

Gallagator Linear Trail

Best of Bozeman

July, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: Bozeman, MT
Trail Condition: Nice pavement first 0.4 mile from library and then good gravel/natural surface path to museum.
Signage: Good directional most of the trail.
Comments: This is a great trail starting from the library through a nice city park, then an art park area, into the trees and fields to the museum. Highly recommend. This and Story Mill Spur are the trails to do in Bozeman. Check out the trails in the adjacent parks. Bozeman has done a wonderful job.

North 19th Avenue Trail

Ridin' the GART

July, 2020 by acewickwire

This trail is a segment of the Great American Rail-Trail (GART).
Location: Bozeman, MT
Trail Condition: Overall good pavement and wide.
Signage: Some warning, no directional.
Comments: Follows along North 19 Ave with a major intersection crossing. Additional other minor intersection crossings. Fine for getting through the area but nothing special about it.

Oak Street Trail

Ridin' the GART

July, 2020 by acewickwire

This trail is a segment of the Great American Rail-Trail (GART).
Location: Bozeman, MT
Trail Condition: Overall good pavement and wide, with some short sections of concrete narrow path.
Signage: Some warning, no directional.
Comments: Follows along Oak Street with a major intersection crossing. Additional other minor intersection crossings. Fine for getting through the area but nothing special about it.

Bozeman to Bridger Mountains Trail

Ridin' the GART

July, 2020 by acewickwire

This trail is a segment of the Great American Rail-Trail (GART).
Location: Bozeman, MT
Trail Condition: Most excellent pavement, fresh and new. Doesn’t get any better surface.
Signage: Some warning, no directional.
Comments: This is an uphill climb (west to east) beside the highway. But the trail is wide and new, making it worth the effort. Once at the parking area at the eastern end, it is all down hill back to the west. This starts on the edge of town and ends beneath the big “M” on the hillside.

Story Mill Spur

Ridin' the GART

July, 2020 by acewickwire

This trail is a segment of the Great American Rail-Trail (GART).
Location: Bozeman, MT
Trail Condition: Gravel/natural surface. Smooth riding but unusual trail for Rail-Trail/TrailLink, as part of this is just a narrow dirt trail alongside the road. Nothing official looking about this trail, however, there is trail name signage at points along it.
Signage: Some directional, warning, and a few informational.
Comments: This is a rails-to-trails trail and a short portion of follows along the old abandoned rails that are still in place. Passes over a bridge next to an original rail trestle, past an old flour mill and ends at a forest park. Glen Lake Rotary Park has a small network of trails through the thick underbrush and trees. Take your time and wander around on this smooth dirt trails. I startled a skunk and now my bike smells just wonderful! Another diversion alongside the trail is the Story Mill Community Park with a number of easy trails to meander along. This is a good ride. Liked this enough to ride it the following day.

Sacajawea Trail

City Park and Yellowstone River

July, 2020 by acewickwire

Location: Livingston, MT
Trail Condition: Gravel/natural surface. Nice and smooth going.
Signage: Some regulatory and information signs.
Comments: From trailhead through Sacajawea Park the trail is narrow and elevated above the roadway. For bikes better to stay on road and not compete with walkers. The end segment of trail is wider and can handle both bikes and walkers. The trail is right a rivers edge and good views of the river. Osprey sitting on nest atop a tall pole near the trail.
Note: Couldn't find the Sacagawea statue from the trail or as I drove thru park. Must be hidden well.

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