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Highwood Mountains Motorcycle Trails

Monday, July 11, 2016

Alt Names

Thain Creek Campground, Windy Mountain, Middle Fork, Prospect Peak, Lewis And Clark National Forest

Last Known StatusOpen

This part of the Lewis and Clark National Forest offers about 20 miles of designated single track trails. Thain Creek Campground offers 12 primitive sites plus direct trail access. An additional day use staging area can be found about .25 miles past the entrance for the campground.

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityHighwood, MT
AddressThain Creek Road, Highwood, MT 59450
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From: Great Falls, MT
1) Take US-87 east about 5 miles
2) Turn left (north) onto Highwood Road, continue 13.7 miles
3) Turn left to stay on Highwood Road, continue about 6 miles
4) Turn right (east) onto Upper Highwood Creek Road, continue 13.6 miles
5) Campground entrance is on the left.

TYPE OF AREA

AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

RATINGS

Our RatingRatingGood    
Recommended StayFull Day
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REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMontana OHV Permit
Dates OpenDecember 2 - October 14
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsProhibited
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSProhibited
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates 4x4s / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Prohibited
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
No Restriction
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
HorsebackNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedstay on trails
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking ($0.00)
EntryNo ($0.00)
RidingNo ($0.00)
CampingYes
Tent: $5.00
RV: $5.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Thain Creek Campground Fee

OFFICIAL CONTACTS

Contact InfoLewis And Clark National Forest
1101 15th ST No.
Great Falls, MT 59401
(406) 791-7700
www.fs.usda.gov
Contact InfoMontana Fish, Wildlife And Parks
1420 East 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620-0701
(406) 444-2950
fwpgen@mt.gov
stateparks.mt.gov

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TERRAIN

Miles Of Trail20
Climate TypeForest
Elevation4500 to 5500 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Not Rated, Lightly Maintained
Single TrackThis national forest has almost all single track trails.All
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has little beginner terrain.Little
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First AidHighwood, MT
Gasoline GasolineHighwood, MT
Diesel DieselHighwood, MT
Potable Water WaterHighwood, MT
RV Hookups RV HookupHighwood, MT
RV Dump Station RV DisposalHighwood, MT
Primitive Camping CampgroundHighwood, MT
Convenience Store Conv StoreHighwood, MT
Swimming Swim AreaHighwood, MT
Body of Water Water BodyHighwood, MT
Boating Launch Boat RampHighwood, MT
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