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901 mi 1,451 km of trail 9 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 149 Trails Intermediate Trails 88 Trails Hard Trails 49 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 This will be your first glance at Elk Lake heading southeast on The Beaten Path!
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 This will be your first glance at Elk Lake heading southeast on The Beaten Path!
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 On the trail
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
1.9 mi 3.1 km #4Willow Creek Trail #105
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #5Owl Be Back
Difficult
Billings, MT
Difficult
Billings, MT
0.8 mi 1.3 km #6Dalton Trail
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
0.3 mi 0.6 km #7Sunset Loop Trail
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
0.3 mi 0.5 km #8North Rock Trail
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
Easy
Ekalaka, MT
10.3 mi 16.5 km #9Russel Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cooke City, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Cooke City, MT
8.5 mi 13.7 km #10West Rosebud Trail #19
Intermediate/Difficult
Cooke City, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Cooke City, MT
4.1 mi 6.6 km #11High Line Trail
Intermediate
Billings, MT
Intermediate
Billings, MT
14.6 mi 23.5 km #12Face-of-the-Mountain Trail #7
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
0.9 mi 1.5 km #13Dude Lake Trail #1C
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
Difficult
Red Lodge, MT
4.1 mi 6.6 km #14Underdog
Intermediate
Billings, MT
Intermediate
Billings, MT
2.2 mi 3.6 km #15Lower Trail
Intermediate
Billings, MT
Intermediate
Billings, MT
1.5 mi 2.4 km #16Extenz
Difficult
Billings, MT
Difficult
Billings, MT
1.8 mi 2.9 km #17Your Mom
Intermediate
Billings, MT
Intermediate
Billings, MT
1.8 mi 2.9 km #18Norm Schoenthal Island Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Billings, MT
Easy/Intermediate
Billings, MT
4.1 mi 6.7 km #19Phipps Park Main Loop
Intermediate/Difficult
Billings, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Billings, MT
1.8 mi 2.9 km #20Upper Trail
Intermediate
Billings, MT
Intermediate
Billings, MT

Photos of Eastern Montana - 57

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This will be your first glance at Elk Lake heading southeast on The Beaten Path!
Mar 23, 2017 near Red Lodge, MT
Dewey Lake.
Oct 9, 2016 near Cooke City, MT
1500 feet of vertical rock - from the The Beaten Path Trail
Apr 23, 2015 near Cooke City, 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