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

Love the trail. One of Great Falls, MT's better features.

It's nice to see the other side of the river offers some nice views of the city and there are plenty of birds that dwell on this side versus the other side. I'd almost call one feature on this side "bird island" if someone hasn't called it that already. Again, it's a nice walk/bike trip to get outside and exercise without a lot of heavy traffic.

walking
27 days ago

See Eagles soar and raging waters at this location. Fun outing for the kids. Cool bridge to cross. Even a place to have a cook off for friends and family!

Saw wildlife every time. Saw a beautiful owl and hawk this time. Walked out onto the little boardwalk. Was cold, but gorgeous.

Great asset Great Falls

Great afternoon outing. Trails are not person or car specific so you can choose either. Highly recommend driving and heading out onto the boardwalk.

We weren’t exactly sure where to park so we just went to the loop. Was pretty. Dog enjoyed it. Several dead birds on the trail. Nice change close to town

Pelicans, Rainbow trout,
Giant springs; Great trail for all ages. Bugs will pester you and become part of your diet really quickly.

had planned to walk this with my kids, but the weather didn't cooperate and when we got there we saw a sign advising us that we are in bear country and bear spray was recommended. I would have brought some had i known this sooner. so we drove instead. we mostly saw ducks and just a few other birds. the wildflowers were pretty. we're did walk out on the boardwalk and my kids saw an otter they said. the visitors center was closed due to staffing issues.

Nice paved walking trail. Plenty of wildlife, good spot for bird watchers. Fun to see the trout. Beautiful views of the river.

Great walking trail. Fun to see the fish in the hatchery. Very high traffic and lots of wind.

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Easy access and a great spot for bird watchers!! The trail runs along the Missouri River and is paved 100% of the way.

birding
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

This is good for seeing a variety of birds. My family and I saw snow geese, a prairie falcon, and plenty of loons.

Tons of wildlife. Nice walk, little bit swampy like during spring/summer though (bring the bug spray!)

off road driving
Saturday, December 03, 2016

Didn't hike just drove through. saw an owl and coyote.

walking
Friday, October 14, 2016

For more information go to http://thetrail.org/ or the Face Book page.
The official start of the trail is in Broadwater Bay park but, it can be accessed in many places.
There are even a few hotels along the river and the trail goes by them so, it can be a great place to unwind at the end of the day.
A lot of the trail is paved but, on the East end past Rainbow Falls it turns to dirt and is a great place to mountain bike. Take water and snacks as there are no facilities once you go past Giant Springs Park.
On the West side there is a nice view of Great Falls from West Bank part.
This is a wonderful trail to walk or bike

great trail to walk or bike on very scenic and nice

8 months ago

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