Bill Bartley Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Laurel, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.
Hiked and photographed. Out and back about 2.5 miles. Trail goes about 1.25 miles and then appears to end in a farm field.
Trail is unmarked and hard to find at first. You have to walk back toward the Rimrocks to eventually find the trail.
The trail is really more like a cow trail. You walk along a farmer's field for about 0.5 flat miles and then climb down an easy path down the Rimrock. Then, it's about 0.5 mile of walking through scrub brush.
There are a few nice vista views. Otherwise, unremarkable.