Norm Schoenthal Island Outer Loop

EASY 32 reviews

Norm Schoenthal Island Outer Loop is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Billings, Montana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

river

views

bugs

washed out

"Norms Island has over two miles of trails and is a popular walking spot, with or without dogs. Flooded annually by the Yellowstone River in the Spring, the island is a good example of floodplain ecology." - Quoted from YRPA.org

mountain biking
18 days ago

Great trail to ride bikes or walk with the whole family

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Great trail for running and great for a family with youngsters. The dog enjoyed and took a dip in the river to cool off.

walking
1 month ago

The trail was good. Unfortunately if traveling counterclockwise near the end of the trail is under water so we had to backtrack. Not the end of the world. However, the mosquitos were so bad we pretty much ran the entire way. So wear your repellent.

birding
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Dog to human ratio here is at least 2:1

hiking
3 months ago

love this place as much as my dog does!!!!! great walk and beautiful!

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

walking
10 months ago

I've always like walking "the loop" at Norm's with friends. It's quiet and peaceful. My favorite time to go is in the winter. We bundle up, get lattes in town on the way, and enjoy our coffee and conversation while walking at a leisurely pace. The people we've encountered (mostly dog walkers) are friendly. Also, if you feel like doing more than the loop, to the left of the Norm's parking lot is a trail that takes you near Riverfront Park. It's really woodsy and beautiful, and then opens up to a path along the river.

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

had a great time! did the whole loop with my 3 small children. the views were great and it's super close to billings! ♡ ♡ ♡

nature trips
11 months ago

This is a fun little walk--well-maintained and marked gravel trails, pretty views of meadows and the river, and not a lot of bugs. We bring our dog here for off-leash training, and for the most part all of the other dogs we've run into have been well-mannered and friendly. Bags and trashcans are located at the start and at intervals along the trail so you can easily pick up after your dog.

Monday, August 08, 2016

Truly wonderful well marked trail! Dogs we met were very friendly...easy to get to river was refreshing for my dog! Expected mosquitoes but...some kind of fly after reading previous reviews ... saw 5/6 whitetail dear as a bonus!!! will make this our,regular walk!!!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

This is a nice easy "hike" even our toddler can do.

Friday, May 06, 2016

Snakes, bugs and dog poo. Come on people pick up after your dogs. You are going to ruin it for us good people who clean up after their dog.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Very easy walking/ biking trail. Lots of dogs and people. there was a hint of "poo" smell every now and again from the dogs but I did notice some picking up after their pooch. In our 30 min walk, we likely saw 15-20 dogs in the 2 mile loop. All VERY well mannered. (the people were too)