Montana - Outdoor Activities

Montana has approximately 2,776 trails, including 2,161 hiking trails and 1,103 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 333 miles in length. The most popular trails are Fifty Mountain (Backpacking), The Garden Wall and Boiling River. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in Montana was Mike K. who completed Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail.

  • Avalanche LakeView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    West Glacier, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  3.1 miles
    •  Guide

    A half-day hike from Avalanche Creek trailhead to Avalanche Lake, 3.1 miles (4.4km) one way. The Avalanche Lake Trail is one of the most popular ...

  • Cascade Creek to Lava LakeView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Bozeman, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike to Lava Lake is a steep, uphill trail through a narrow, forested canyon of pine, spruce and fir trees. The 40-acre forest-lined lake ...

  • Hidden LakeView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    West Glacier, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a half-day hike from Logan Pass to Hidden Lake Overlook, 1.5 miles (3.5 km) one way; or from Logan Pass to Hidden Lake, 3.0 miles (5 ...

  • Beehive BasinView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Big Sky, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Beehive Basin sits in a bowl surrounded by mountains in the Spanish Peaks Primitive Area. At 9,200 feet, this top-of-the-world hike takes you ...

  • The Garden WallView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    West Glacier, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  7.6 miles
    •  Guide

    A long day hike or extended backpack from Logan Pass. The Garden Wall section of the Highline Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the park, ...

  • St. Mary LakeView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    West Glacier, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  11.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A backpack that follows the south shore of St. Mary Lake to Red Eagle Creek

  • West Fork Stillwater River Trail West Fork Stillwater DrainageView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Red Lodge, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The West Fork of the Stillwater River forms on the southeast slope of Lake Mountain above Lake Plateau at an elevation over 10,000 feet. The ...

  • Boulder CreekView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Conner, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  11.0–12.0 hours
    •  19 miles
    •  Guide

    Boulder Creek is the southernmost of the major Bitterroot River tributaries originating in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Its beautiful lakes, ...

  • Ousel FallsView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Big Sky, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  40 minutes
    •  1 miles
    •  Guide

    Ousel Falls is a stunning, powerful waterfall. The wide, awesome falls crashes down over the canyon walls to the narrow canyon floor. The mist ...

  • Hyalite LakeView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Bozeman, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  1
    •  11 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike or overnighter past cascading waterfalls, 11 of them no less, to the gorgeous subalpine Hyalite Basin. While walking 5.5 miles south ...

  • Siyeh PassView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    West Glacier, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  4.7 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike from Siyeh Bend to Siyeh Pass

  • Boiling RiverView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Gardiner, MT

    • Scenic Drives  
    •  Guide

    Yellowstone National Park’s most popular soaking area. A 6-foot-wide stream of hot water plunges over travertine rocks into a 50-yard-long band ...

  • Curly LakeView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Butte, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  1
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike or overnighter to a popular subalpine lake in the Tobacco Root Mountains

  • Mount Brown LookoutView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    West Glacier, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a day hike from Snyder Creek trailhead to Mount Brown Lookout. The trail to the Mount Brown Lookout is one of the steepest and most grueling ...

  • Dawson-PitamakanView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    West Glacier, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  6.7 miles
    •  Guide

    The Dawson-Pitamakan (pronounced pit-AH-muh-kun) Trail runs from Two Medicine Lake to the Continental Divide and around into the Dry Fork drainage ...

  • St. Mary and Virginia FallsView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    West Glacier, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  1.2 miles
    •  Guide

    A half-day hike from Going-to-the-Sun Road

  • Lodgepole Trail to Lower Deer Creek N.W. Stillwater WatershedView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Limestone, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    Lodgepole Creek, nine miles northwest of Nye, forms on the southern flank of Sugarloaf Mountain at the Custer National Forest boundary. The area, ...

  • Chaffin Creek LakesView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Darby, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  6.0–7.0 hours
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail leads to a lovely group of lakes offering a choice of campsites, excellent fishing, and spectacular mountain scenery. The lakes are ...

  • Castle MountainsView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Helena, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  1
    •  10 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike through the heart of the little-visited Castle Mountains

  • Snyder LakesView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    West Glacier, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike or short backpack from Snyder Creek trailhead to Snyder Lake

  • Piegan PassView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    West Glacier, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    A day hike from Siyeh Bend

  • Nichols Creek TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Red Lodge, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Nichols Creek, a tributary of the West Fork of Rock Creek, flows through a beautiful side drainage from Grizzly Peak. The solitary trail parallels ...

  • Corral Creek Trail to Line Creek Plateau Main Fork of Rock CreekView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Red Lodge, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    The Corral Creek Trail climbs a narrow mountain drainage from Rock Creek Canyon, near Ratine Campground, to the 9,600-foot Line Creek Plateau. ...

  • Upper Rattlesnake GreenwayView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Missoula, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The headwaters of Rattlesnake Creek form at McLeod Peak in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness. The creek flows south through ...

  • Bertha LakeView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    West Glacier, MT

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This is a day hike or short backpack from Waterton townsite to Bertha Lake. This popular day hike from Waterton townsite follows the shore of ...

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