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
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 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
Notice: The US Forest Service has closed the Borax Tunnel indefinitely as it is in imminent danger of collapse.Contact the Superior Ranger Station at Lolo National Forest for more information and...
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

Gateway to Glacier Trail

Round trip from Hungry Horse

April, 2022 by 4cwkp97b6c

We rode early in the season which meant there was much less road noise than normal. That also meant the trail hadn’t been cleared yet. Lots of debris and pea gravel left over from melting snow. Lots of piled snow on the trail near access roads, not great for me on my road bike but my husband had no trouble with his hybrid. Beautiful wide trail with hills that get you breathing hard without killing you.

Manhattan to the Gallatin River Trail

nice walking trail

March, 2022 by mkfrymier

I am not a super hiker and sometimes you just want a place close to home to walk. This trail fits the bill. You cross the river a few times on well Maintained bridges. If you park at the Belgrade access, there are restrooms. It can get a bit loud with road traffic - as it follows an ever busy road. Less than 2 miles from home, so we enjoy often. The entire trail down and back is just about 4 miles.

Great Northern Historical Trail

Thanksgiving to the volunteers who helps manage this fantastic trail!

March, 2022 by jenniferahull

Thanksgiving to the volunteers who helps manage this fantastic trail!

Accordion

BA&P Hill Trail

great trail, well maintained

December, 2021 by ericabag

The trail from around Main Street to the Granite Mountain Monument is very steep, but they have benches everywhere. It’s totally worth doing this section. The views are spectacular, you can hopefully see deer and the monument is amazing. I get choked up every time I go

Jim Dutcher Trail

Trail closed at I-90 until July 2024

October, 2021 by ggwbikemt

The Yellowstone River bridge at I-90 is being replaced. Since the trail goes under I-90 at this location, the trail underpass will be closed until July 2024. The no nearby crossings for a detour. The web site for the construction is https://www.mdt.mt.gov/pubinvolve/i90yellowstone/

Lewistown City Trail System

great in town trails and not far from creek!

September, 2021 by tawnyalhamlin

Good for walking running or riding!

Jim Dutcher Trail

Leisure ride

September, 2021 by opeesmiles

Perfect for a family ride. Took 5 of us about an hour to go from St Mary Rd in the Heights to the Yellowstone River parking lot just past the 90 overpass and back. Ages 13-49 were on the trip. We weren’t pushing it at all.

Bitterroot Trail

not a fan

August, 2021 by jeanette.saltzman

We rode ten miles north from Hamilton. Trail goes along a noisy highway, through ugly industrial/commercial areas. The trail is paved, wide and flat. They are the only positives I can see. Maybe the rest of the trail is better- don’t bother with the southern end. We went west on side roads on the way back. So much nicer.

Grant Creek Trail

lovely

August, 2021 by debimiller91

2 9% grades but Ebikes are the way to go. Beautiful area and beautiful homes

Headwaters Trail System

Disappointed

July, 2021 by joglazewski

For a trail with so much potential, this fell far short of expectations. Passes through beautiful scenery between a riverfront State Park, and cute little town.
Has not been given the attention it deserves. Asphalt surface cracked with painful gullies and erosions, NO signage. We rode back on a road with light traffic, but no shoulder and 70 mph speed limit to avoid having to ride this surface again.

NorPac Trail

Been there, done that, don’t need to go back.

July, 2021 by acewickwire

Went from Saltese to Lookout Pass one day and Lookout Pass to Mullan the following day. Take a map. Only saw three signs indicating Northern Pacific Trail and they were on the Idaho side, very little help. The Borax tunnel is closed but a steep bypass route is available, hike-a-bike up this steep road. Again this is a multi-use trail, 10 ATVs passed by, campers along the trail, Forest Service truck and semi with excavator on a trailer came down the trail, plus a few bikers encountered on the trail. Saw a number of deer, including a very nice buck. Trail condition was good and easy enough to ride. On the Idaho side a couple mile section of the trail has a 4% grade, the norm is 2%. That section was easy to coast down with a little more effort to come up but still not terrible. The trail map shows the trail ending at the fish hatchery but the description talks about starting in Mullan. Estimate the overall trail length from Saltese to Mullan to be close to 28 miles. Don’t expect trail signage, take a map, and read the trail description details.

Route of the Olympian

Been there, done that, don’t need to go back.

July, 2021 by acewickwire

This completed my ride of the Montana section of the Great American Rail Trail. Rode from St. Regis to the East Portal of the Route of the Hiawatha and back down. Was a long day of riding, estimated 65 miles. This is a multi-use trail, so basically it is a gravel/dirt road with vehicle access on 90% or better of the route. Some vehicles were encountered on the return trip and two other bike groups were going west as I was coming back down. There is some trail signage, however at the 2.5 mile mark there was a confusing intersection, look for the ATV bypass sign and follow. The remainder of the trail was generally straight forward to follow. A few deer and one moose calf were seen on the trail. Overall the trail condition was good with a few sections of loose gravel but easy enough to get through. Being rail-to-trail the grade was a steady but gradual climb to the finish.

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