Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail (Blacktail Creek Trail)


2 Reviews

View Trail Map
View Map
Send to App

Register for free!

Register for free with TrailLink today!

We're a non-profit all about helping you enjoy the outdoors
  • View over 30,000 of trail maps
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your own favourite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Leave reviews for trails
  • Add new and edit existing trails

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

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.

Ulrich-Schotte Nature Trail (Blacktail Creek Trail) Reviews

Needs some updating

The portion of the trail that runs along I-90 could really use some updating. Many portions of the pavement are buckled from the surrounding tree roots. But the portion that goes up towards the Pit, is nicely paved and wide.

Pass It Up

Location: Butte, MT
Parking: Father Sheehan Park
Trail Condition: First portion of trail needs serious maintenance. Surface is rough and brushing work is needed to clear brush, low hanging tree limbs, and weeds from along the trail. Past the visitor center the trail improves.
Signage: Very minimal. Take a map along.
Comments: Pass this one up. This would be my last resort in Butte.

Nearby Trails

Go Unlimited Today!

  • FREE Account
  • View over 40,000 miles of trail maps
  • Post your trail reviews
  • Share your trail photos
  • Save your favorite trails
  • Learn about new trails near you
  • Get a free map in the app!
Register for FREE
Purchase Unlimited

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

Log in with Google

Log in with Apple


Register for free!

Join TrailLink (a non-profit) to view more than 40,000 miles of trail maps and more!

Register with Google

Register with Apple