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Highwood Mountains Motorcycle Trails

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This part of the Lewis and Clark National Forest offers about 20 miles of designated single track trails that form multiple loops. The trails are mostly smooth and twisty and wind through a nice mix of grassy meadows to deep woods with plenty of nice mountain views.

Camping with direct trail access can be found at Thain Creek Campground, which offers 12 primitive sites. There are no services except for two vault toilets, so bring your own supplies. An additional day use staging area can be found about 1/4 mile east past the entrance for the campground.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Nearest CityHighwood, MT
AddressThain Creek Road, Highwood, MT 59450
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
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.
AREA TYPE
AreaTrail
LandNational Forest

REGULATIONS

Permit RequiredYesMontana OHV Permit
Dates OpenDecember 2 - October 14
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes (96 dB)
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 CountryProhibitedkeep vehicle on trail
FireworksProhibited
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: Be Safe! RiderPlanet recommends insurance for all riders and visitors to the destinations depicted on this website.

FEES & PASSES

Parking(None)
Entry(None)
Riding(None)
CampingYes
Tent: $5.00
RV: $5.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Thain Creek Campground Fee

KEY SERVICES

First Aid First Aid30+ Miles (W)Great Falls Clinic Hospital (406) 216-8082
Gasoline Gasoline5-20 Miles (NW)Highwood Service Station (406) 733-5251
Diesel Diesel30+ Miles (W)Sinclair (406) 727-5746
Potable Water Water30+ Miles (SW)Fort Ponderosa Campground (406) 277-3232
RV Hookups RV Hookup30+ Miles (SW)Fort Ponderosa Campground (406) 277-3232
RV Dump Station RV Disposal30+ Miles (SW)Fort Ponderosa Campground (406) 277-3232
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn SiteThain Creek Campground (406) 566-2292
Convenience Store Conv Store30+ Miles (W)Sinclair (406) 727-5746
Swimming Swim AreaHighwood, MT
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat RampHighwood, MT
Contact InfoLewis And Clark National Forest
1101 15th ST No.
Great Falls, MT 59401
(406) 791-7700
mailroom_r1_lewis_and_clark@fs.fed.us
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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