Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Boulder River Road Scenic Drive is a 94.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Big Timber, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 94.8 mi Elevation gain 6,033 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Nature trips Scenic driving Lake River Views Wildlife
Waypoints (0)
Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (5)
Photos (23)
Recordings (2)
Completed (13)
View user's profile page
Larry Zink
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 19, 2020
Off Road DrivingMuddyRockyScrambleWashed out
View Larry's Recording
View user's profile page
Mike Tacchella
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJune 10, 2020
Walking

Drive up to about where the Hells Canyon campground is then rode bikes up to the Ranger station at the end of the road, about 7.5 miles up. It gets real bumpy past where we started biking but the road up to that point was much better than it was a couple of years ago. Easy for any vehicle to go 20-30mph. After where we parked it would be a challenge to average 10mph in a vehicle because of the number of rocks and huge puddles you have to drive through. Also, in response to another review, there are not church camps around every corner. There are 3 of them along the 22 miles of dirt road. Hardly an amount worthy of even the most bitter atheist to complain about.

View Mike's Recording
View user's profile page
Alex Dumdie
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarMarch 22, 2020
Hiking

Not a trail, it’s just a road. If you drive on it you hit some National forest outlet roads but there is no trail where the trail head is marked. I repeat its not a trail just a highway. If you want to walk on a road look out your window probably nicer than this one. Plenty of better hikes in the area.

View user's profile page
Paul Wagner
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJanuary 6, 2018
Fishing

Road was horrible. Poorly maintained. No wildlife. God damned church camps around every corner!

View user's profile page
Scot Eenhuis
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 10, 2014
Hiking
First to Review

This trail is a level class 2 difficulty. There are many lakes along the trail. Some fishable for trout. Others are not stocked with fish. Box Canyon Trail follows the river a lot of the way in. It is in a mandatory food storage area due to the number of black & grizzly bears.