Parkside Ski Touring

photo:  Photo by Benreis.

Length: 8.10 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

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Location: 12 miles SW of Red Lodge, MT., In Custer National Forest 12 mi. SW of Red Lodge at the Red Lodge Mountain Ski Area.
State(s): Montana
Counties: Carbon
Longitude: -109.3364
Latitude: 45.1908

Driving Directions

10.5 miles south of Red Lodge on Highway 212, turn right/west at the campgrounds sign; turn right again less than ΒΌ mile in and park in the first parking lot. Look for the Parkside Recreational Trail sign on the south side of the lot. This trail is less than 2 miles of gentle, mostly open terrain, paralleling Rock Creek.


The trail passes through an area of topographic, ecological and scenic diversity. Views of high mountain peaks of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness Area.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 2%
Maximum Grade: 2%
Elevation Low Point: 7,200
Elevation High Point: 7,318
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Allie Wood
Beartooth Ranger District
HC 49 Box 3420
Red Lodge, MT 59068
(406) 446-2103



 Photo by Benreis.

Photo by Benreis.


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