Does the Montana Trail 406 cross private land?
The Montana Trail provides approximately 1,700 miles of continuous routing from the Idaho to the North Dakota. Most of the trail, about 80%, is on federal (and state, or just federal?) lands. In some areas, particularly in cities and agricultural valleys, land is primarily in private ownership and a connection on public lands is not possible. In these sections, the trail may be along the right-of-way of a public road or highway.
In other cases, such as on some private timberlands, landowners have entered into voluntary agreements with the Montana Trail 406 Association to allow passage for the trail. We respect the wishes of private landowners who do not want the trail on their land, and in those cases, we find routes to avoid it.