1.6 miles round trip.
Year Round Access:
Trail is ungroomed and can be icy in the winter. Snowshoes or traction gear recommended.
Uses: Hike, bike, snowshoe, cross country ski
Parking: Parking lot at the Big Sky Community Park near the picnic pavilion next to the playground area in the park
Dogs: leash dogs or keep dogs under voice and sight command.
Amenities:benches, fishing access, picnic tables and restroom available at the park.
A leisurely path through the Big Sky Community Park that follows the West Fork of the Gallatin River and connects to Black Diamond Trail. The creek is easily accessible and offers many spots to fish or play on the banks. Moose are often sighted in this area.
Little Willow Way is perfect for all ages and abilities, known for excellent views of Lone Mountain, moose sightings and beautiful river access spots to play, wade or fish in the meandering river.
This time of year the sound of the river combined with bountiful wildflowers like Indian paintbrush, wild rose and lupine provides a sensory experience that cannot be beat. We recommend this trail as an excellent place to take novice hikers, young children, or your dog for a walk. For those looking for a bit more of a challenge, this trail also connects to our Black Diamond Trail, which provides an additional .8-mile stretch of moderate-level terrain.
Directions: From Meadow Village, head north on Little Coyote Road, go past the Big Sky Chapel and pond and take the first road on the right. Look for the Big Sky Community Park entrance sign and park near the picnic pavilion next to the playground area in the park. The trail starts at the pavilion.