Have you ever wondered about a trail or land form while out walking? We have created four interpretive trails with signs and brochures to lead you along the route of your choice. These materials were developed in association with the Helena High Excel Class, and have been recently updated.

In addition to the four interpretive trails, there is also a popular hike into Crow Creek Falls in the Elkhorn Mountains. This trail guide will highlight the amazing history of the area as well as the legacy of mining and the clean up of the site.

Click the following links for interpretive trail guides to view on your screen (make sure you download the pdf for out-of-service viewing!) or stop by your closest Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest Office to pick up a printed copy for your next outing! 

Trout Creek Interpretive Trail

Ten Mile Environmental Trail

Eagle Guard Station Trail

Willard Creek Interpretive Trail

Guide to Mt. Helena Wildflowers 

Heritage Site Information

Charter Oak Mine & Mill

Charter Oak Mill: Following the ore

Public Ski Trail Maps

These trail maps were published in partnership with multiple agencies:

MacDonald Pass Ski Trails Map 1

MacDonald Pass Ski Trails Map 2

Silvercrest Winter Trails

Stemple Brochure With Map


Feel free to download and print these PDF publications to use offline in areas without service!