The Headwaters Trail System is a paved network of trails, portions of which run along the former Milwaukee Railroad corridor through the City of Three Forks to Missouri Headwaters State Park. As its name implies, the park contains the origin of the Missouri River, formed where the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin rivers meet. Visitors can camp where Lewis and Clark stayed on their famous expedition in 1805 across the country.
The scenic trail provides stunning views of the surrounding mountains and grasslands, winds around ponds and through old growth cottonwood trees, and ends on the banks of the Jefferson River. In 2007, the system was selected as the Montana Trail of the Year by the state's Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.
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More Stats for Headwaters Trail System mountain bike trail
Altitude change-3 ft
Altitude min4,058 ft
Altitude start4,070 ft
Altitude end4,068 ft
Distance climb2,694 ft
Distance down3,318 ft
Distance flat2,941 ft
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- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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