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

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 Road Rail-Trail (Thompson Park)

4.5 mi
State: MT
Grass, Gravel, Sand

Milwaukee Trail

1.8 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

NorPac Trail

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

Rehberg Ranch Trail

1.2 mi
State: MT
Asphalt
Accordion

Rimrock Road Trail

1.7 mi
State: MT
Asphalt

River's Edge Trail

41.4 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
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 Grass, Gravel, Sand
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
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
Accordion
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 41.4 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

Uphill from Hungary Horse

September, 2019 by normanbowers

Trail is smooth and hills are not steep. Nice mountain scenery, the only downside is the traffic noise.
The trail is basically uphill going from Hungary Horse toward Glacier, so the ride back to Hungary Horse is fast and easy.

River's Edge Trail

Paved section is great

September, 2019 by normanbowers

The paved section, which is from downtown to a mile south of Giant Springs, is scenic and well maintained. Plenty of restrooms, but not much water. Giant Springs is unique, don't miss it. Good parking and modern restrooms at the Lewis & Clark Center at 4201 Giant Springs Road.
The gravel section, which is east (downstream) of Giant Springs, has a lot of hills and so you need a mountain bike.

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.

Accordion

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.

Swords Park Trail

Great trail and views

September, 2019 by normanbowers

If you are riding in Billings don't miss this trail. There is a half mile long hill to get up on a ridge that overlooks the city.

Park at the parking lot at the pioneer cemetery behind Applebee's(204 Main), cross the street and the trail goes up the hill. If you go down the hill you end up at Alkali Creek trail.

Alkali Creek Trail

Just a wide sidewalk

September, 2019 by normanbowers

This trail is a wide sidewalk along the street that kind of follows Alkali Creek. There are prettier rides in Billings. This trail does connect with the Swords Park Trail.

Good parking at the pioneer cemetery behind Applebee's (204 Main)

Jim Dutcher Trail

Good ride along river

September, 2019 by normanbowers

Nice paved trail along the river, fairly flat and smooth with nice views. The north couple of miles is on an abandoned railroad grade through neighborhoods. Just south of the bridge over Alkali Creek near the sewer plant is the turnoff to get to Alkali Creek trail and Swords Park Trail. This connection goes under HWY 87(Main Street) but still a couple of blocks riding on the sidewalk.

Headwaters Trail System

Great trails for small town

September, 2019 by normanbowers

I parked downtown on main street, then rode to both ends of the paved trails and got 20 miles. That would include a few blocks of riding on residential streets, but impossible to get lost as it is a small town. Trails are flat and smooth. Three Forks has a couple of historic hotels and several restaurants.

Missouri Headwaters State Park Trails

Hiking Trail

September, 2019 by normanbowers

Trails are really for walkers, a mountain bike would work. The highway is low traffic, so I just biked the the park on the paved shoulder.

Great Northern Historical Trail

Beautiful Ride But Noisy

August, 2019 by oldertwin

I rode both south and west part way on this trail. On the westerly portion I turned back because the trail runs ride along US Hwy. 2 and the noise was bothering me. The southernly portion also runs along the busy US Hwy 93 but the noise is not so bad. I am just getting back into biking after a two year lay off and this ride was perfect.

Gateway to Glacier Trail

Lots of Hills

August, 2019 by oldertwin

I rode this trail a couple of days ago. It is very hilly so if you not used to riding hills beware. In addition, the trail is right beside a busy highway to Glacier National Park so it can be quite noisy. The scenery is beautiful and well worth the ride.

Route of the Olympian

this trail is used a lot by ATV's and turned into a gravel pit. came from the west and by 5 miles in the freeway, I 90 was looking good. could be a beautiful trail but now needs lots of work.

August, 2019 by nardclaar

this trail is used a lot by ATV's and turned into a gravel pit. came from the west and by 5 miles in the freeway, I 90 was looking good. could be a beautiful trail but now needs lots of work.

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