Silver Crest Cross-Country Ski Trails

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Lewis and Clark National Forest

Silver Crest Cross-Country Ski Trails is a 14.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Neihart, Montana that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until March.

Distance: 14.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,217 feet Route Type: Loop

cross country skiing

nature trips





no dogs

5 months ago

Great easy trail for snowshoeing. Very nicely groomed and super easy to follow.

Sun Jan 06 2019

First, according to the posted signs and brochure/map, dogs are not allowed on the snowshoe or xc skiing trails. That was a bummer. I'll call the Ranger Station to verify if trail association has the authority to say no dogs, being this is National Forest. The other folks using the trail said that they have seen dogs there before. hmm. Tail makers were frequent. Intersections had easy to read maps. My wife and kids enjoyed the packed, narrow trail with powder on the sides should you want to use the full ability of your snowshoes. Wind was not an issue on the trails, though the days was forecasted as +20. I looked at Showdown Ski Area's website to view real-time web cams and to get an idea of snow conditions.

cross country skiing
Sun Jan 21 2018

First time cross country lesson. It was great. Only saw a small section of the trails but they were well groomed.

Fri Mar 03 2017

Great loops for some snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Easy trails with very little elevation gain.

Thu Jan 26 2017

Great trail for beginners with beautiful scenery.

2 days ago

3 months ago

cross country skiing
Sat Jan 13 2018

Sun Aug 27 2017

Sat Mar 11 2017