Construction work is continuing on power lines stretching from Morony Dam to Rainbow Dam, affecting much of the Northshore Conservation Easement on PPLM Lands. For public safety, closures remain in place throughout most of the easement, limiting hunting opportunities at this time. Contact FWP Region 4 Headquarters at (406) 454-5840 for further information and to request a map of closed areas. The following trails remain closed: Sulphur Spring Trail, Northshore Trail from Morony to Ryan, and the High Plains Trail. Ryan Island is now closed for the season, but public access to view the dam and the Great Falls remains open. Fishing access is open at Lower Morony and from the shore at Morony Reservoir. **************************************************** Set aside a whole afternoon to experience this scenic and historic freshwater springs site. First recorded by the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1805, it is one of the largest freshwater springs in the world, flowing at 156 million gallons of water per day! In this day-use park, you can picnic by the Missouri River, visit the fish hatchery and visitor center, walk along the Rivers Edge Trail, view nearby Rainbow Falls overlook, or visit the neighboring Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center operated by the U.S. Forest Service. An exciting construction project is taking place at Rainbow Power House which is near Giant Springs State Park. This project may impact public access into the area. See the map of curent closures. Follow the progress on Twitter or check here: The North Shore Conservation Easement lands provide big, game, upland game bird and waterfowl hunting opportunities. Closures are currently in place for safety reasons during various construction projects. Call FWP at (406) 454-5840 for current status and to request a hunting map, regulations, and a map of closed areas.

road biking
10 days ago

Great asset Great Falls

This is a nice family-friendly, dog-friendly easy walking trail just outside the city. An easy to get-to “must see” for Great Falls. Paved trail along the river, goes between the dam and Giant Springs state park.

nature trips
2 months ago

Pelicans, Rainbow trout,
Giant springs; Great trail for all ages. Bugs will pester you and become part of your diet really quickly.

Nice paved walking trail. Plenty of wildlife, good spot for bird watchers. Fun to see the trout. Beautiful views of the river.

Great walking trail. Fun to see the fish in the hatchery. Very high traffic and lots of wind.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Easy access and a great spot for bird watchers!! The trail runs along the Missouri River and is paved 100% of the way.

Sunday, August 06, 2017


Sunday, August 06, 2017


The view of the falls and dam plus all the. Birds around make it worth the walk

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Friday, October 14, 2016

For more information go to or the Face Book page.
The official start of the trail is in Broadwater Bay park but, it can be accessed in many places.
There are even a few hotels along the river and the trail goes by them so, it can be a great place to unwind at the end of the day.
A lot of the trail is paved but, on the East end past Rainbow Falls it turns to dirt and is a great place to mountain bike. Take water and snacks as there are no facilities once you go past Giant Springs Park.
On the West side there is a nice view of Great Falls from West Bank part.
This is a wonderful trail to walk or bike

Monday, October 03, 2016

great trail to walk or bike on very scenic and nice

10 hours ago

1 month ago

on Rivers Edge Trail

5 months ago

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Sunday, December 23, 2012