Map of the Bitterroot Trail, MT


The Bitterroot Trail in Western Montana

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Bitterroot Trail


50 miles




Missoula, Florence, Stevensville, Victor, Corvallis, Hamilton


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The Bitterroot Trail is a 50-mile long paved bike path located in Western Montana. The route for the Bitterroot Trail spans between Missoula and Hamilton and goes through the Bitterroot Valley following alongside U. S. Highway 93. The trail is part of the Rails-to-Trails program for turning abandoned railroad lines into public pathways for bike and pedestrian travel. This trail rides through the wide and beautiful Bitterroot Valley with views of the Bitterroot Mountain Range to the west and the winding Bitterroot River to the east.


The Bitterroot Trail goes through or nearby to the many communities located in the valley, including: Missoula, Lolo, Florence, Stevensville, Victor, Corvallis and Hamilton. There are paved access trails to Stevensville and Corvallis.

Points of Interest

The Bitterroot Trail goes past the following points of interest:

Clark Fork River
Silver Park
Ogren Park at Allegiance Field
Currents Aquatic Center
McCormick Park
Southgate Mall
Larchmont Golf Course
Lewis & Clark Picnic Center
Florence-Carlton Elementary School
Bitterroot River Park
Fort Owen State Park
American Legion Park - Hamilton
Nearby Trails

Riverfront Trail: the Bitterroot Trail connects to the trail system along the Clark Fork River in Missoula.

Milwaukee Trail: The two trails intersect to the south of Wyoming Street in Missoula.

End Points

The north end of the Bitterroot Trail is located along the Clark Fork River at Silver Park in Missoula.

The south end of the Bitterroot Trail is located 3 miles south of Golf Course Road in Hamilton, right at where Highway 93 crosses the Bitterroot River.


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Bitterroot Trail in Western Montana.