Kim Wiliams Trail

Missoula, Montana 59812

Elevation Gain345ft
Trailhead Elevation3,272ft
Elevation Min/Max3191/3285ft
Elevation Start/End3272/3272ft

Kim Wiliams Trail

Kim Wiliams Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Missoula, Montana. It is 4.9 miles long and begins at 3,272 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 345 feet. This trail connects with the following: Milwaukee Trail and Pedestrian Walkway.

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Best Hikes Near Missoula (Falcon Guides)
Josh Mahan
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"The Kim Williams Trail is a corridor that cuts straight out of town among the cliffs and forests of Hellgate Canyon. The doubletrack, gravel trail is flat and follows the path of the old Milwaukee Railroad. The bottleneck canyon in the Clark Fork River is a popular recreation destination any time of the year. A variety of wildlife can be encountered here. The hike begins at the Sentinel Trailhead. There is an option to climb the Hellgate Canyon Trail to the top of Mount Sentinel and descend down the face. There are plans to extend this trail over the river and connect it with the Canyon River Loop on Bandmann Flats."
Day Hikes around Missoula, Montana (Day Hike Books)
Robert Stone
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"The Kim Williams Nature Trail (named for the Missoula author and naturalist) begins at the University of Montana adjacent to Jacob’s Island, where the Southside Riverfront Trail ends (Hike 26). This rails-to-trails route is a wide hiking, biking, and equestrian trail that follows the abandoned Milwaukee Railroad bed along the canyon bottom. The trail heads east into the maw of Hellgate Canyon along the base of the steep north face of Mount Sentinel. The 1 34-acre natural corridor borders the Clark Fork River along a diverse community of riparian plants."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Missoula Parks and Recreation, 600 Cregg Lane, Missoula, MT 59801 (this location is in McCormick Park); (406) 721-7275; Lolo National Forest Supervisor’s Office, Fort Missoula Building 24A, Missoula, MT 59804; (406) 3293814;
Local Contacts
USGS Southeast Missoula; USDAFS Lolo National Forest Map, available at the district office; City of Missoula Parks, Open Space & Trails, available at McCormick Park
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