Thompson Falls Fitness Trail #500


This trail is immediately adjacent to the town of Thompson Falls and provides excellent opportunities to stay in shape, go for a short walk in the woods, or have a picnic. Two connected trail loops wind through a mature forest. The trail loops are nearly flat and have resting benches along them. Deer and songbirds are abundant along the trail, and the wildflowers are beautiful in the spring. In winter, following tracks in the snow can be an excellent outing for children.

This trail has Extended Information which includes details about the trail, maps, and interesting tidbits about the trail.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions: Trail is closed to all motorized vehicles. Bicyclists or cross-county country skiers are welcome, but remember to be considerate of other users. Please view our Visitor Guidelines.
Closest Towns: Thompson Falls, Montana
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: None
Information Center: Plains/Thompson Falls Ranger District, 406-826-3821

General Information

Directions: There are 2 trailhead entrances both just as you leave Thompson Falls to the North. The first is along Columbia Street and the second is along Church Street.
General Notes: Both locations have parking for 3-5 vehicles and a bulletin board. View our extended document for details.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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  Area/Length : 
2.2 miles total of both loops

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  Elevation : 
2640 feet