Wild Bill Creek

Total Miles
6.7

Elevation

1,716.82 ft

Duration

0.5 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer

Trail Overview

This mostly graded trail begins at the main staging area for the Wild Bill OHV area. There's plenty of parking for longer rigs and trailers at the staging area and a very informative kiosk with a decent pit toilet. The beginning of the trail is wide and open, but as you ascend into the hills, the trail becomes more narrow, with the occasional place to pull out for oncoming traffic. If you are lucky, you'll even spot a moose. There are a few old side trails with pullouts and barricades that people have clearly camped at. Some places may even be good for target shooting. The trees are dense, but there are a few spots, especially near the top, where they clear and open up to a fantastic view. Watch for oncoming traffic on blind corners, as the Wild Bill OHV area is very popular, especially on the weekends. Be sure to plan with offline maps as there is no cell service with either Verizon or T-Mobile.

Difficulty

There are narrow sections of the trail with pullouts. The trail is mostly gravel and dirt, with some tighter blind corners. Washboard and potholes are present. The trail system is open in wintertime but deep snow makes the trail much more challenging. There is no winter maintenance. The summer and fall months can be dry, so expect dusty trail conditions.

History

The Blacktail Wild Bill OHV trail was designated a National OHV trail in 1979. Over the years, two local clubs (Skyliners and Big Sky 4 Wheelers) have maintained the trail and built challenging features. The clubs have work weekends where they clean trash and do maintenance on the trail. In 2018 and 2019, Big Sky 4 Wheelers worked with the Forest Service to build and install kiosks on the trail to identify trail routes.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

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