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Silver Run Ski Trail

The lodgepole pine forest trail follows portions of early 1900 horse logging trail. A portion of each of the three loops follows alongside creeks.

photo: Snowshoeing on Silver Run National Recreation Trail #102. Photo by Nikki Yancey.

Length: 7.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry, Snow Trail
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing

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Location: 5 miles west of Red Lodge, MT., In Custer National Forest, 5 mi. W of Red Lodge on Forest Rd. 1476.
State(s): Montana
Counties: Carbon
Longitude: -109.340798
Latitude: 45.149982

Driving Directions

Drive north on US Hwy 212 towards Red Lodge for 0.3 miles. Turn west (left) onto the West Fork Rd and drive 2.8 miles. Stay to the left (follow signs) and continue on the West Fork Rd. Drive 1.6 miles and turn left into the Silver Run parking lot. Cross the bridge and park in the parking lot. Walk up forest road #2476 for a short distance until you see the trail, on your right.


Silver Run National Recreation Trail (# 102) is 5.0 miles long and is a popular cross country ski trail, as well as a hiking and mountain biking area. The trail follows the West Fork of Rock Creek and has 3 possible loops. The trail is open for the following uses: hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 2%
Maximum Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 6,800
Elevation High Point: 6,800
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Brochure: USFS Trail Map
Website: USFS Trail Details

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




Snowshoeing on Silver Run National Recreation Trail #102. Photo by Nikki Yancey.

Snowshoeing on Silver Run National Recreation Trail #102. Photo by Nikki Yancey.


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