Willow Creek Trail No. 105

EASY 20 reviews
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Willow Creek Trail No. 105 is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Red Lodge, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
908 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Lovely trail that is well defined and as the description is stated. The flowers and butterflies alone were worth the trip.

hiking
1 month ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice and easy trail. Hiked it today, June 4th 2017. It was hot outside but the trail is nice and shady. You have several possibilities to cool off your feet in the ice cold water of the creek which feels awesome. We hiked ca1 hour one way-first part goes constantly up through forest. We were almost alone which was great. You hike the same way down. Should plan about 2 hours all together as a nice and easy hike. Enjoyed it!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice little trail, great way to spend a morning or evening.

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

My wife and I hiked this beautiful trail in early August. It's a good hike with lots of variation as you climb the elevation. We were still getting used to the elevation so this 1.8 mile each way out and back was perfect.

The plants and trees and flowers were gorgeous.

Monday, June 27, 2016

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Easy hike with the kids. Wife saw a Moose, kids did great.

hiking
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Nice hike. The best part was that I got to see a moose! She was right off the trail about 20 yards.

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Nice short hike. Was a little disappointed the trail ended at a road but it's a great short hike.

hiking
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Beautiful hike through the forest on a nice trail. There is an elevation climb on this trail but it is gradual throughout the hike. We did have a black bear encounter but it ran off as soon as it saw us. Make sure to bring along some bear spray and make plenty of noise.

hiking
Monday, May 23, 2016

Great hike and beautiful sites!

hiking
Friday, February 12, 2016

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Very nice. Gradual climb, gradual descent. So, so many varieties of flowers in bloom! A-1 family trail.

hiking
Friday, June 26, 2015

Great trail with some awesome views of Red Lodge and ranches. Fairly steep both ways with a old kiln on the Palisades side. Great flowers on Fox Road side.

mountain biking
Monday, September 02, 2013

I took this route from the willow creek down to palisades camp ground and continued heading north to where we were picked up. There was some mild foot traffic along willow creek, which could present a problem as you can easily get caught up with feeding your internal speed demon as you fly down the trail (beware the occasional rock croppings, get going too fast and you'll feel like your operating a jack hammer). The initial part of palisades (heading north) is laden with uphill battle after uphill battle (most of it is doable, but for sure grueling), but it eventually levels out and when you can finally start the decent you'll be appreciative of the hard work it took to get that point as you can get cruising pretty fast. I really enjoyed this trail because of the downhill aspect of it, hence the 5 stars.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 01, 2013

Beautiful trail. We mountain biked from Red Lodge Mountain to Palisades campground. Very fast singletrack with a few rocks. Bring extra tubes, i found out the hard way.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

hiking
Saturday, July 06, 2013