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Waterworks Trail

Easy/Intermediate
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Trail

4.5 mile 7.2 kilometer loop
88% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 812' 248 m
Descent: -819' -250 m
High: 3,774' 1,150 m
Low: 3,327' 1,014 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 49% (26°)

Dogs

Off-leash
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Incredible views of Missoula and the surrounding valley.

Brandon Aalberts

Features Birding · Views

Need to Know

There are no parking fees and no bathrooms.

Runner Notes

The trail is great for trail running and you'll see runners on the trail almost every day.

Description

The trail has incredible views of Missoula and is mostly singletrack with some doubletrack. It's mostly smooth with a few rocky spots. The parking lot is a gravel road, Minckler Loop, just off of W Greenough Dr, and the parking lot usually has cars parked in it. Mountain bikes are not permitted.

Flora & Fauna

You'll encounter cushion plants, including the Missoula phlox and bitterroots.

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