Barry’s Island Trail

EASY 3 reviews

Barry’s Island Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hillsboro, Montana that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.4 miles
354 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running





no shade

The Barry’s Island trail starts as a two-track road leading north from the Barry’s Landing parking lot. The trail goes around Chain Canyon, a secret escape route for cattle rustlers in the late 1800s and early 1900s. At Barry’s Island, the road to the west goes to Medicine Creek Campground, a boat-in or hike-in only campground. Continue following the road northeast (clockwise) around the island. The variation in water elevation is evident. During years of high water, the trail can be covered. If that is the case, take the bypass trail above the main trail.

1 month ago

A very easy trail. Part of the trail is a jeep road. I had hoped to see some bighorn sheep but it did not happen.

7 months ago

7 months ago

This is a well marked trail and easy to hike. Last time I was on it I saw a herd of bighorn sheep :)