Visiting Montana is a treat in itself, but adding a lovely stroll with your fur-ever friend is even better. In the town of Malta, located in the north-central portion of the state, the Display Pond Trail is your ticket to fun!
Designated as a National Recreational Trail, Display Pond is just part of the Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge which spans over 15,000 miles. This is a migratory bird sanctuary and resting area, so there are plenty of photographic opportunities along the way. The trail is 0.4 long and meanders around the pond. Some areas are composed of paved surfaces, while the rest is crushed rock. This is a shaded path with a canopy of trees and grass along each side. Larger boulders can be found throughout, making a scenic place for you to stop for awhile and relax.
The beauty of the area is enhanced by the water itself, cedar and pine trees, and the sun’s rays shining through. Any fitness-level pup will be able to enjoy and complete this hike, however it is not suitable for strollers nor wheelchair accessible. The trail is level, so you can unwind during your walk and take in the beautiful scenery, and wide enough to share with other nature lovers without feeling overcrowded.
Be sure to keep your pup on leash here even though this trail is designated for hikers only. Pack water for you to share and maybe a few pup treats! Please bring clean up bags to keep this trail pup-friendly and pack out what you pack in. There are no restrooms along this trail, so plan accordingly.
The Display Pond Trail is where your pup will love visiting and where you both can enjoy some quality time together in the state of Montana.
The trail is closed September 1st to November 1st during hunting season.