Named after the area's largest landowner, Radersburg sprang up as early as 1866 as a mining town, and boomed in the late 1860s. In 1871, the town could boast "a first-class hotel," the two story log Freemont Hotel. Radersburg can also boast of a first-class actress, as Myrna Loy-a glamorous early film star-was born in Radersburg in 1905. Today, the town serves as a gateway into the Elkhorn Mountains portion of the Helena National Forest
. Just west of Radersburg, the Crow Creek Trail
follows Crow Creek before reaching Crow Creek Falls. The hike, and others in the area, offer excellent stream fishing and the Elkhorn Mountains provide numerous opportunities to hike, backpack, camp and snowmobile.