Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail (Blacktail Creek Trail)

Montana

Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail (Blacktail Creek Trail) Facts

States: Montana
Counties: Silver Bow
Length: 3.2 miles
Trail end points: Father Sheehan Park and Butte Civic Center at Harrison Ave.
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7777099
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

With Unlimited:

  • Export to My Trail Guide
  • Create Guidebook
  • Download GPX
  • Download Offline Maps
  • Print Friendly Map
Upgrade Now

Register for Free with TrailLink Today!

View over 30,000 miles of trail maps
Share your trail photos
Save Your Favorite Trails
Find New Trails Near You
Leave reviews for trails
Submit new trails to our site
Register Now

Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail (Blacktail Creek Trail) Description

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 the community.

The paved path along the creek offers a beautiful natural escape and popular birdwatching spot. It begins at Father Sheehan Park, where a playground and athletic facilities are available, and continues through the city's neighborhoods north of Interstate 90.

At its northern end, the trail goes underneath Harrison Avenue and connects with the Civic Center Trail, which travels northeast for just over a mile to end at Civic Center Road and Texas Avenue. This connecting trail is named for the adjacent Butte Civic Center, which hosts sporting events, concerts and trade shows.

Parking and Trail Access

Parking and restrooms are available at Father Sheehan Park (33 Holiday Park Drive) and the Butte Visitor Center (1000 George Street). The visitor center also offers a brochure with a map of this trail and others in the Montana Copperway Trails network.

Reviews

Trail Events

This trail does not have any events yet.
Be the first to add one!

Add an Event

Nearby Trails

BA&P Hill Trail

Montana - 4.1 miles

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...

Silver Bow Creek Greenway

Montana - 6.1 miles

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...

Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail (Thompson Park)

Montana - 4.1 miles

Just a few miles south of Butte, the Milwaukee Road Rail-Trail through Thompson Park offers a fun, four-mile ride through two tunnels and across a...

Accordion

Headwaters Trail System

Montana - 8.1 miles

The Headwaters Trail System is a paved network of trails, portions of which run along the former Milwaukee Railroad corridor through the City of Three...

Spring Meadow Lake State Park Trail

Montana - 2 miles

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...

Story Mill Spur

Montana - 1.7 miles

The Story Mill Spur is named for Nelson Story, who, in the 1880s, built a flour mill near the East Gallatin River. As mayor of Bozeman, Story was...

Gallagator Linear Trail

Montana - 1.6 miles

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...

Bitterroot Trail

Montana - 51 miles

The Bitterroot Trail is a paved pathway largely paralleling US 93 between Missoula and Hamilton in Montana's scenic Bitterroot Valley. The trail...

Kim Williams Nature Trail

Montana - 4.2 miles

The Kim Williams Nature Trail provides a scenic stroll or bike ride alongside the Clark Fork River, connecting several parks in downtown Missoula. It...

Mansion Heights Trail

Montana - 0.6 miles

The Mansion Heights Trail passes along the northern end of a neighborhood development of the same name toward the top of Missoula's South Hills. The...

Riverfront Trail (MT)

Montana - 3.5 miles

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....

Greenough Park Trail

Montana - 0.8 miles

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...

Download the TrailLink mobile app and take TrailLink with you!
Support Trails and Pick Your FREE Guidebook + Trail Kit Today!

Explore by City

Explore by City

Explore by Activity

Explore by Activity

Log in to your account to:

  • View trail paths on the map
  • Save trails to your account
  • Add trails, edit descriptions
  • Share photos
  • Add reviews
OR

Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 30,000 miles of trail maps and more!
OR