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901 mi 1,451 km of trail 9 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 149 Trails Intermediate Trails 91 Trails Hard Trails 46 Trails
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gem Favorite The approach to Capitol Rock National Natural Landmark is stunning from the east.

Capitol Rock National Natural Landmark

(1) Ekalaka, MT

Recommended Routes in Eastern Montana - 9

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Favorite 1500 feet of vertical rock - from the The Beaten Path Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

The Beaten Path

26.6 mi 42.8 km 3,806' Up 1160.12 m Up 2,066' Down 629.67 m Down

Red Lodge, MT
Favorite View from the Cap Rock Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Cap Rock Trail

0.5 mi 0.8 km 122' Up 37.3 m Up 124' Down 37.75 m Down

Glendive, MT
Favorite Trailhead
Difficult

Limekiln Loop

6.4 mi 10.2 km 1,300' Up 396.14 m Up 1,285' Down 391.62 m Down

Lewistown, MT
Favorite There are some lovely views from the Kinney Coulee trail.
Intermediate

Kinney Coulee Trail

1.0 mi 1.6 km 333' Up 101.5 m Up 333' Down 101.5 m Down

Glendive, MT
Favorite Near the East Rosebud Trailhead
Intermediate

Elk Lake

6.7 mi 10.7 km 569' Up 173.35 m Up 569' Down 173.35 m Down

Red Lodge, MT
Favorite Back to Red Lodge
Intermediate

Lost Lake

10.7 mi 17.2 km 1,352' Up 412.01 m Up 1,351' Down 411.86 m Down

Red Lodge, MT
Favorite "Four Dances Natural Area 09" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://tinyurl.com/yz6ccj73), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Intermediate

Four Dances Trail

1.8 mi 2.9 km 408' Up 124.21 m Up 407' Down 124.2 m Down

Billings, MT
Favorite Top of a short but flowy descent....
Intermediate

Phipps Park

4.2 mi 6.8 km 426' Up 129.93 m Up 422' Down 128.61 m Down

Billings, MT
Favorite "Pompeys Pillar NM" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://tinyurl.com/yhzemsnj), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Intermediate

Pompeys Pillar

0.6 mi 1.0 km 70' Up 21.27 m Up 70' Down 21.25 m Down

Lockwood, MT

Trails in Eastern Montana - 277

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16.3 mi 26.2 km #1East Rosebud Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
3.7 mi 6.0 km #2Palisades Trail
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
2.3 mi 3.7 km #3Parkside National Recreation Trail #103
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
4.6 mi 7.4 km #4Timberline Trail #12
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
1.9 mi 3.1 km #5Willow Creek Trail #105
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6Lake Mary Trail #1B
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
2.9 mi 4.6 km #7Black Otter Trail
Easy
Billings, MT
Easy
Billings, MT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #8Owl Be Back
Difficult
Billings, MT
Difficult
Billings, MT
0.8 mi 1.3 km #9Dalton Trail
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
0.3 mi 0.6 km #10Sunset Loop Trail
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
0.3 mi 0.5 km #11North Rock Trail
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
1.4 mi 2.3 km #12Lake Elmo Loop
Easy
Lockwood, MT
Easy
Lockwood, MT
1.0 mi 1.6 km #13Four Dances Trail
Easy
Billings, MT
Easy
Billings, MT
4.0 mi 6.5 km #14Tie Cutter Gulch Trail #370
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Timber, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Big Timber, MT
1.2 mi 2.0 km #15Multi-Use Trail
Easy
Billings, MT
Easy
Billings, MT
10.3 mi 16.5 km #16Russel Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cooke City, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Cooke City, MT
11.9 mi 19.1 km #17West Fork Trail #1
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
Intermediate
Red Lodge, MT
1.8 mi 2.9 km #18Norm Schoenthal Island Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Billings, MT
Easy/Intermediate
Billings, MT
8.5 mi 13.7 km #19West Rosebud Trail #19
Intermediate/Difficult
Cooke City, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Cooke City, MT
1.0 mi 1.6 km #20Weeping Wall Trail
Easy
Lockwood, MT
Easy
Lockwood, MT

Photos of Eastern Montana - 59

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1500 feet of vertical rock - from the The Beaten Path Trail
Apr 23, 2015 near Cooke City, MT
Near the East Rosebud Trailhead
Aug 13, 2020 near Red Lodge, MT
"Four Dances Natural Area 09" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://tinyurl.com/yz6ccj73), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Jan 8, 2020 near Billings, MT
"Pompeys Pillar NM" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://preview.tinyurl.com/yeoysbgf), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Jan 8, 2020 near Lockwood, MT
"Pompeys Pillar NM" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://tinyurl.com/yhzemsnj), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Jan 8, 2020 near Lockwood, MT
"Four Dances from the top 35" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://tinyurl.com/yhdplgxh), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Jan 8, 2020 near Billings, MT
"Yellowstone River Four Dances 79" by Bureau of Land Management Montana and Dakotas (https://tinyurl.com/yzpn3b6n), Flickr licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/).
Jan 8, 2020 near Billings, MT
Rainbow Lake
Aug 13, 2020 near Cooke City, MT