Hard Surface Trails

Multi-Use Hard Surface Trails


  • Swords Park Trail: The trail is two miles long and is located along the Rims south of Airport Road and east of the N 27th Street Airport entrance.  It is a beautiful section of trail as it meanders across the Rims and provides spectacular vistas of the City and the Yellowstone River Valley.  The BikeNet group placed several benches and a picnic table along the corridor for users to enjoy.
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Swords Park Trail  Courtesy of Billings Gazette

  • Jim Dutcher Trail (Kiwanis/Metra/Coulson/Mystic Trail):  This trail starts in the Heights on Mary Street on the old railroad bed east of Bench Boulevard.  It extends approximately 6.5 miles, passing by Two Moon Park and trailhead, dropping down off the Rims by Metrapark, along the Yellowstone River through Coulson Park and ending in Mystic Park, past the City Public Utilities water treatment plant.  The Two Moon Trailhead provides parking with water and restroom facilities and there is also water and restrooms located just south of the public utilities area.  Parking is also available on the back northeast lot of Metrapark, with an access trail to the main path by Alkali Creek Bridge/Falls.
  • Descro Park Trail:  This half mile of trail meanders along a strip of parkland connecting Broadwater Avenue to Central Avenue with a bridge crossing over the BBWA canal to Meadowlark School and Millice Park.  There is also a bike/pedestrian street crossing at Central Avneue that links to Stewart Park Trail.
  • Gabel Road Connector Trail:  This section is currently scheduled for future development with segments already completed north of King Avenue W. along Famous Dave’s Restaurant and west of 24th Street West, south of King Avenue by Old Chicago Pizza.  A segment of this trail is also constructed through part of TransTech just west of 32nd Street West and north of Gabel Road.
  • Stewart Park Trail:  This trail segment built in 2006 connects Central Avenue to Monad Road through Stewart Park and around the ball fields.  Eventually this trail which is over a half mile in length, will connect to a trail through Lampman Strip Park and will meet with the trail along Famous Dave’s Restaurant.
  • Big Ditch Trail:  This trail section starts at 38th Street West in line with Colton Blvd. by Poly Vista Park and Arrowhead Elementary School and includes an underpass at Shiloh Road.  The trail section continues west to approximately Larchwood Lane and will be completed in October 2006.  It is hoped to continue on to 46th Street West and Rimrock West Park in 2007.