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Big Sky is a trail running paradise. Lace up your trail running shoes, grab your water, and go trail running in Big Sky. It's amazing out here.
Trail Running | Photo: Love Street Media
Big Sky has hundreds of miles of trails that snake through our mountainous backyard. There are trails that lead to distant summits, meander through alpine basins, weave through thick Montana forests, cruise across meadows covered in wildflowers, follow flowing streams and rivers, and roll along endless ridge lines. Pick a trail, any trail, and you'll have a good time.
Millions of people go trail running every year. There's something magical about moving effortlessly through mountain terrain on trails covered in dirt, rock, or other natural features. Plus, the views you'll see while you're out and about are mind blowing!
The great thing about trail running in Big Sky is that there are trails for every level of trail runner. From rookie to world champion, you're going to love trail running in Big Sky. Get out and explore. If you're looking for a few popular options try these:
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Let these trails get your Big Sky trail running adventures started. Grab a trail running buddy. Fill up your water. Bring your bear spray. Go trail running in Big Sky, Montana. Oh and bring your dog too. Dogs love trail running.
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Are you competitive? Sign up to Run The Rut. The Rut challenges racers to trail run around Lone Mountain. There 50K, 28K, VK, and 11K race options. This world-class trail race is held in September and attracts both locals and destination trail runners. Come and race or come and watch. It's super fun. Here's a little video of the Rut Race from Big Sky Resort:
Be safe trail running in Big Sky and have fun!