The Lewistown Trail system offers over 25 miles of trails linking our schools, parks, ponds, landmarks and downtown. With much of the trail system meandering along Big Spring Creek, the trails offer the perfect year-round, outdoor opportunity for wildlife watching, walking, running, biking and even horseback riding (on select trails). Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trails.
The main trailhead and park is located at 211 E. Main St near the Yogo Inn and Central Feed Grilling. From the trailhead there are several trails to choose from, all offering scenic views of the winding creek and grassy recreation areas. Brewery Flats and the Frog Ponds also offer trailhead parking and several trail choices.
An 8-mile section of trails (16 miles both ways) offers horseback riding opportunities as part of the trail system. These trails runs alongside of the former railroad bed. The trail begins on the western edge of Lewistown, taking riders through the countryside, where rural farmland and mountain views surround you.
Much of the trail system was developed to replace the former railroad bed of the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad. The abandoned railroad tracks were removed and the path was covered with crushed gravel (and asphalt in some parts) to form 10-foot wide paths for outdoor activities.