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“As good as it gets for Great Falls” 5 of 5 stars
Review of River's Edge Trail

River's Edge Trail
Great Falls, MT
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Ranked #4 of 43 things to do in Great Falls
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Cascade, Montana
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91 reviews 91 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“As good as it gets for Great Falls”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This trail is a hiden jewel: a quiet relaxing walk along the river in the midst of an otherwise busy crowded city. A great place for a walk or a bike ride, allowing close up views of the river and the dams (which can be superb when there's high water flowing over).

This is one of the nicest things to happen to Great Falls in a long time.

Visited June 2013
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Great Falls, Montana
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50 reviews 50 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Get the Lewis and Clark experience at the River's Edge Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

The trail has lots of sceneries and wildife to see and enjoy (like Lewis and Clark did) by outdoor and health enthusiasts all year around.

You'll see folks walking, hiking, bike riding, skating, rollerblading, running/jogging and various fun runs, picnicking, and walking their dogs during nice weather.

My wife and I frequent the trails for 2-3 times a week on a quick hike with our dog. Dogs are supposed to be leashed but have to admit I let my dog roam in the open fields only when it is safe and no other dogs or people around to hunt and explore ... and of course burn off some of the energy.

A must see and explore, it's free, and it's beautiful!!!

Visited May 2013
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Aurora, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“What a treasure.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013 via mobile

We rode the trail on our bikes on a Sunday afternoon. The end near Giant Springs Park is beautiful. A must do on a sunny day.

Visited May 2013
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Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Excellent afternoon outing.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

An awesome opportunity to get out with great weather and enjoy the scenic views of the river and historic parts of the city. The trail is in great condition and it runs along the river and several hotels and restaurants.

Visited May 2013
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Medford, MA
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“Don't miss the west side at sunrise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

My husband and I were at the Staybridge hotel on the west side of the river for 3 nights in Sept. Each morning, we'd get up early and walk along the River's Edge trail that was right behind the hotel. This part of the trail is the "natural" section, without a lot of planned landscape sections. It's lovely; I highly recommend it. We walked by a small island called Sacagawea's Island, a true bird habitat from the looks of it. It's amazing that this very natural area is a stone's through away from the bustling city center.

We saw a number of local folks out jogging or cycling as we walked. We had fun at the bear statue at the location where Meriwether Lewis jumped into the Missouri River to escape a bear. Too bad the informational sign at this spot is worn, chipped and peeling. It would have been nice to have an informational sign at Sacagawea's island too. All in all though, a really lovely gem of a trail.

Visited September 2012
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