Lower Layout Creek Trail

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Lower Layout Creek Trail is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hillsboro, Montana that offers the chance to see wildlife. 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.

3.4 miles
206 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips

trail running




no shade

The Lower Layout Creek trailhead is located at the cattle guard that marks the northern end of the Pryor Mountain Wild Horse Range. At the cattle guard, park on either side of the road making sure you are not blocking the flow of traffic. The trail begins by hiking the old two-track road south of Layout Creek. There are several opportunities to stray from the main trail to view Layout Creek Canyon as well as see the bighorn sheep and horses that use the area. The trail forks a short distance from Bighorn Canyon. Continue following the trail to the right to the bottom of the plateau. A well-trodden horse trail leads to the top of the plateau and another amazing view.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A great hike that sometimes has Pryor Horses hanging out on it.