Riverfront Park Trail Cochran Pond– Old Washington Bridge Site Loop

Billings, Montana

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The Yellowstone River is the longest freeflowing river in the United States. The river begins in Yellowstone National Park and flows into the Missouri River at the Montana- North Dakota border. Riverfront Park in Billings borders the scenic river, with a network of nearly 7 miles of established trails. The trails accommodate hikers, bikers, and equestrian riders along the river, ponds, and Lake Josephine. Joseph Cochran, the first white settler near Billings, made his home here in 1 877 and was Yellowstone County’s first homesteader. Chief Joseph’s Nez Perce Indians burned down his home, located by Cochran Pond. He rebuilt a home at the site of present day Lake Josephine. This hike circles Cochran Pond through riparian habitats with pockets of cottonwood and box elder trees.

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"The Yellowstone River is the longest freeflowing river in the United States. The river begins in Yellowstone National Park and flows into the Missouri River at the Montana- North Dakota border. Riverfront Park in Billings borders the scenic river, with a network of nearly 7 miles of established trails. The trails accommodate hikers, bikers, and equestrian riders along the river, ponds, and Lake Josephine. Joseph Cochran, the first white settler near Billings, made his home here in 1 877 and was Yellowstone County’s first homesteader. Chief Joseph’s Nez Perce Indians burned down his home, located by Cochran Pond. He rebuilt a home at the site of present day Lake Josephine. This hike circles Cochran Pond through riparian habitats with pockets of cottonwood and box elder trees."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Billings
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 1 hour
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Riverfront Park
Local Maps: USGS: Yegen and Billings West

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Jun 2018