Silver Run Trail (# 102)

Silver Run National Recreation Trail (# 102) is 5.0 miles long and is a popular cross country ski trail, as well as a hiking and mountain biking area. The trail follows the West Fork of Rock Creek and has 3 possible loops. The trail is open for the following uses: hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing. 


  • Loop 1:                                                   2.4 miles
  • Loop 2:                                                   4.5 miles
  • Loop 3:                                                      5 miles

Directions from district office:
Drive north on US Hwy 212 towards Red Lodge for 0.3 miles. Turn west (left) onto the West Fork Rd and drive 2.8 miles. Stay to the left (follow signs) and continue on the West Fork Rd. Drive 1.6 miles and turn left into the Silver Run parking lot. Cross the bridge and park in the parking lot. Walk up forest road #2476 for a short distance until you see the trail, on your right.  The Silver Run trailhead parking lot has ample parking and room for horse trailers. There is a vault toilet. This parking lot is plowed in the winter.

At a Glance

Usage: Heavy


Mountain Biking

Day Hiking

Horse Riding

XC Skiing/Snowshoeing

The Silver Run Trail is the most popular location to ski. Dogs must be on leash within 300ft of trailheads. Please pick up after your dogs.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
5.0 miles

  Elevation : 
6600 - 6800