With a trailhead right in town, the Bigfork Nature Trails (formerly Swan River Nature Trail) is a focal project of local residents committed to maintaining public access along this wild stretch of the Swan River. Once the old highway to the Swan Valley, this level trail follows the Swan River east out of Bigfork.
The gated, one mile-long non-motorized section overlooks the rushing whitewater of Swan River's "wildmile," scene of May kayak races. The road continues for another mile past the Bigfork Dam to the new Kearney Rapids Bridge at Swan River Road bridge. Horseback riders, bikers and skiers also use this road.