Milwaukee Trail

Montana

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Milwaukee Trail Facts

States: Montana
Counties: Missoula
Length: 1.8 miles
Trail end points: Junction of Bitterroot Branch & Riverfront Trails and Grove St. (Missoula)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 7224859
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Milwaukee Trail Description

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 crossings. On its east end, the trail begins at a hub just south of McCormick Park and Ogren Field, where the city's baseball team plays. At the hub, the Bitterroot Trail heads southwest and the Riverfront Trail heads north and east. Heading west on the Milwaukee Trail, the route traverses a mix of commercial, light industrial and residential areas.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at McCormick Park (600 Cregg Lane) on the east end of the trail.

Milwaukee Trail Reviews

As the description notes, this ain't purty but it's a great link for people who live on the west side of town to access downtown and the university. The trail is in great shape, having just opened in 2011, and is well marked, especially the at-grade crossings. As the city begins rehabilitating the disused commercial areas, the trail will only improve from a visual standpoint. Not sure about some of the junky back yards, though, but at least Missoula is developing a more extensive off-road access corridor!

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