Grant Kohrs Ranch offers over 10 miles of trails to explore. There are several interconnected routes, allowing visitors to choose their own adventure. There are two distinct areas of trails, allowing access from either side of the ranch. The areas connect via the Clark Fork River Bridge, but the hours, parking area and pet access are different for each. No potable water or restrooms are available on the trails.
The Home Ranch
Open 9:00 am to 5:30 pm Memorial Day through Labor Day, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm the rest of the year. The parking lot gate will be locked at closing time.
Accessed from the main parking lot near the Visitor Center, this parking area offers restrooms and access to staff at the Visitor Center for information and maps.
The Nature Trail can be easily accessed from the Visitor Center Trail. Walk about ¼ mile west from the Visitor Center, just west of the 2nd railroad trestle. The trailhead kiosk is on the south side of the visitor center trail.
Superfund Interpretive TrailLocated just east of the Clark Fork River Bridge, the Superfund Interpretive Trail is an approximately .2 mi long.
Enjoy this newly developed trail that will help explain why you see new vegetation in the newly remediated area along the river. Learn how mining pollution up-stream affected the area, see an example of contaminated soil and learn more about the superfund remediation.
The West Range
Open dawn to dusk.
Big Gulch TrailThe Big Gulch Trail offers a moderately strenuous hike, 2.3 miles roundtrip, with approximately 120 feet of elevation gain/loss. It also offers some of the most sweeping views available on the ranch, especially when walked counter-clockwise. This is also home to many varieties of wildflowers.
Begin at the Washington Street Trailhead and walk the trail north for .61 miles. Turn west at the base of the bench and walk up a slight incline, following the ridge. Follow the trail as it goes west, then gradually circles southwest, around the gulch for 1.36 miles. Then take left path to continue to the east to complete the loop. Enjoy the sweeping views as the trail makes a significant decline back near the start of the loop.
Last updated: June 8, 2021