Explore the most popular trail running trails near Billings with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is a great in town walk. I would never call it a hard hike, more moderate in my eyes. Many different trails to enjoy that run into each other

Nice and mellow if you want it to be, but can be technical and challenging. Pick good lines and go before it gets hot. Awesome place but easy to spend more time than anticipated.

12 days ago

I come here several times a week to walk/hike. Saw a small (2 ft+) rattlesnake on the ridge line trail by one of the benches that overlook Billings and the Yellowstone River yesterday morning. Thankfully, for the first time all year, I had brought a walking stick. It came in handy as it took the brunt of the attack as I nearly stepped on the little critter. Rattle was going but I was walking fast with big strides. (And even though it was in the middle of the grassy trail, it REALLY blended in.) I used the stick to move it aside 20ft and then reported it to Lynn the camp host when I got back.

Overall, this is a nice place (close to town) to escape for an hour and stretch your legs. I'll be back time and time again.

Beautiful views and tons of wildlife to see!

22 days ago

Good early morning hike. Not too difficult, pretty good climb to start the first half mile or so. Be sure to look for the site of the old house, the chimney and kitchen are still there.

Great trail with mix of landscapes and views. I couldn't follow it exactly as posted and got lost for about an hour. Went on a weekday and only saw two other parties.

good trail, pretty tough climb the first half mile.

1 month ago

Nice quiet trails. These trails are more for mountain biking but still work great for hiking or running. I would say these are more on the moderate side hiking wise than hard. I’m guessing it’s rated hard for bikers. Beautiful views.

Fun quick hike and the first part is pretty steep. I plan on taking my kids next time.

trail running
1 month ago

Excellent for trail running. Such beautiful views, you forget you're in Billings.

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful area just 15 min from the central part of town. 1/2 mile steep hike and then single track trails on top. Amazing views! I ran/hiked 4.5 miles total. Not exactly sure if I stayed on the main path. Many little trails that branch off the main trail. Easy to find your way around though. I will be back!

on Zimmerman Back 9

1 month ago


1 month ago

Nice paved trail with great view of Billings. Lots of flowers in bloom after the rains. Good distance for a walk, otherwise not much of a workout. I think I would rather bike it than walk it, though I didn't see a single cyclist during my visit.

What a great place to take the fur babies and hike. Friendly people and beautiful views! Loved it

This is one of my favorite hikes! it's very quiet, and you wouldn't think that it would be, being as close to Billings as it is. I feel like it's still sort of a hidden gem.

It was a good workout and relatively easy to follow the trail! A bit narrow in spots and not for someone with a fear of heights.

This trail is perfect for family with kids. My 6yo and 15 month old had a lot of fun hiking here.

Beautiful view !!! World class view of the yellowstone river

mountain biking
2 months ago

The best you're going to find in the immediate Billings vicinity. Good for mountain biking, trail running, or hiking. Lots of different trails you can weave together to make a longer or shorter day.

Great fun on a mountain bike. Lots of options. Something for everyone.

3 months ago

great sceneries and an amazing view of Yellowstone! Not to hard not to easy.

Didn't have much time so took the scenic path rather than the river trail. Easy walk, gorgeous views.

Not far from Billings so it's easy to get to.

nature trips
4 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Easy, fun for the whole family!

5 months ago

A little sketchy and muddy lol but the springs are cool and there’s a rope swing

5 months ago

It’s a good little super quick loop next to the river. Not really much to see here - you can look over the river at the coal plant though.... Still better than sitting around watching TV.

6 months ago

Is this trail wheelchair accessible? It says it is on the homepage but I haven’t seen anything on the reviews . Thank you

Really step hill to the top, have two different loops once to the top.

9 months ago

Perfect for half day or a short time outside, make it as long or as short as you want. There's one short steep climb up from the river if you choose to go that route so not much hiking, but hilly and nice. Close to Billings with great views. Perfect for snow shoeing in the winter.

Very intense and rugged, but gorgeous views and takes you right to the Yellowstone River.

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