Thursday May 26th
Trails and Walking Paths
River's Edge Trail (RET)
♦ Walking, jogging, biking, roller-skating, cross-country skiing -- if it's a self-powered activity with a focus on covering ground and seeing sites, the River's Edge Trail is a great place to be. Great Falls' nationally-known, 44 mile trail along the Missouri River connects many urban parks and attractions with all the waterfalls and reservoirs east of the city. Paved trail extends from Warden Park to Crooked Falls on the South shore and from Garden Home Park to Black Eagle Memorial Island on the North shore. Challenging single-track trails follow the river canyon as far as Box Elder Creek on the South shore and from Rainbow Dam to Sulphur Spring on the North Shore.
Mayhem and South Shore Trails
♦ Expert more physically challenging unpaved portions of the River's Edge Trail. Serious mountain-bikes will want to head straight for the "Mayhem" trail.
♦ Listing of all the hiking/backpacking trails in Montana (search by city/town)
♦ The system of paved paths in and connecting Gibson and Elks' Riverside Parks predate the River's Edge Trail