4 miles
Distance
49 ft
Climb
-71 ft
Descent
4,074 ft
High Point
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Details

  • Riding Area
    Headwaters
    Three Forks, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Paved Path
  • Bike Type
    XC, RD, Fat, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -22 ft
  • Altitude min
    4,042 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,067 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,045 ft
  • Grade
    -0.095%
  • Grade max
    -8.741%
  • Grade min
    6.233%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,717 ft
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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