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

Always enjoy the Rattlesnake.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful easy hiking trail along the river.

hiking
6 days ago

Nice scenery but it needs more shade

Awesome.

trail running
17 days ago

***July 14th, just late in posting. Awesome hike & run! I felt the trek through the first maybe 4-5 miles through the valley was a little stuffy. After that though in gaining elevation the views and terrain started opening up. The views of the lakes towards the top were incredible! And the scramble to the summit was pretty crazy but well worth it.

road biking
21 days ago

Watch for off leash dogs! while biking Saturday 7/28 i was knocked off my bike by a dog off leash (ran into my front wheel). Stitches and an afternoon in the clinic, I'll call 911 next time.

Nice view of the river with a few outlets to swim. We found the tiny waterfall at the beginning of our hike which was why we picked this trail and was a little disappointed. But the swim made it all worth the walk.

Good for running and biking as the path is wide and flat gravel. However I find it overly populated, lots of litter and human activity, and somewhat of a boring trail. The nice thing is it's so close to town. Otherwise there are better local trails IMO.

This is a nice in-town trail mostly utilized for commuting or exercise. The view of the river is nice and most of Missoula is to the South. It goes all the way to the University system and the Kim Williams Trailhead. Great for biking or walking or skateboarding across town.

mountain biking
29 days ago

A fantastic trail for beginner to intermediate mountain bikers. Wide trails, steady incline, plenty of shade and plenty of places to relax and enjoy the scenery. Very dog friendly as well if you want to ride with your pups. Both trail runs and cyclists would appreciate.

Great trail for running/biking. There can be sketchy characters lurking... which is why I gave it only 4 stars. I have come across little homeless camps and stray campers (one time the hikers behind me had to call the police on one of the tents due to "aggressive activity" so be aware.

great trail. a lot of everything to see and do

snowshoeing
7 months ago

Nice trail for winter fun like snowshoeing, cross country skiing or fat tire biking. Quite crowded, at least over the holidays, but everyone seems pretty happy to be out in the magical snowy wonderland. Wide trail, fairly easy and mild. Gorgeous views, and you follow the creek off and on along the way. Only did a few miles today, but excited to go back for more!

Easy, great for mountain biking.

Great trail for walking your dog or mountain biking. Many different options available.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

It's a great hike. Easily accessible. It's very easy and not to much nature, which is why I have it a 3 instead of higher. Still a beautiful, enjoyable trail.

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

This is a nice day-hiker. Bring lots of water since there's only one little spring about halfway up and it could be dry July and later. Not much for views till you get to the top but it's worth the climb. Cheers

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Amazing hike, not for the weak or faint of heart! At this time of year there is still snow up there!

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Road our bikes to Franklin Bridge last Friday. First Mtn bike ride for my girls and they did great. Wildflowers beautiful, White Tail and Mule Deer and our second run-in with a year old Blond black bear just off the trail. Other hikers, walkers and cyclists were courteous. The creek is still pumping!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wow. It wore me out, but it is well worth the hike.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Rode my bike up the trail about 5 miles, then hiked the rest of the trail. Amazing views from the top.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Super pretty walk :)

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Walked the trailhead to the Pilcher Creek crossing on Friday, June 16, 2017. Easy walk, light drizzle. Beautiful wildflowers, two black bears near the trail. Large Elk tracks and droppings and white tail and mule deer near the trail.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

My puppy loved it!

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Very easy hike

hiking
Sunday, July 03, 2016

Excellent easy-level hike; mild elevation change; gorgeous wooded scenery; good for hiking, trail running, mountain biking

Saturday, June 18, 2016

My favorite trail since it can be short or long and my dog loves it. my favorite view is up this trail!

trail running
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Great for walking or running. Leads to the back of Mt Sentinel hiking trail.

hiking
Friday, April 29, 2016

great hike about 3 hours if you stop and enjoy the views.

Saturday, April 09, 2016

Nice easy hike, great scenery!

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