Cowboy star Kermit Maynard's rope-twirling skills are seen to good advantage in Song of the Trail. Maynard is cast as a wandering rodeo performer named Jim, who settles in one place long enough to save an old pal in trouble. The fact that the old pal has a pretty daughter only serves to strengthen Jim's resolve to set things right. The biggest budgeted of Kermit Maynard's westerns for Ambassador Pictures, Song of the Trail is an excellent showcase for Maynard's athletic prowess, with the hero emulating Douglas Fairbanks throughout. Heroine Antoinette Lees later enjoyed a brief starring career at Goldwyn Studios as Andrea Leeds.