Hiking & Backpacking

There is no better way to experience Southwest Montana than with a hike through the forest. Whether you are looking for an easy stroll, or a rugged, strenuous mountain trek, we have the trail for you! If you are up for a back country backpacking adventure, that's available too - just be sure that you are properly prepared for the conditions. Dust off those hiking boots, strap on the pack, and hit the trail - you'll be glad you did.
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Home Gulch - Lime Gulch Trail

Length: 15.0 milesTrail Begins: Forest Road 9167Trail Ends: Forest Road 233The Home Gulch - Lime Trail (267) is of gentle to moderate grades. The trai...

Town: Augusta, MT
Howitzer Capture Site Trail

Length: .8 miles. Howitzer Capture Site is a steep walk up to the site where Nez Perce warriors captured Gibbon's mountain howitzer (military cannon)....

Town: Wisdom, MT
Humbug Spires Wilderness Study Area

The Humbug Spires Primitive Area is a non-motorized area popular for rock climbing. Impressive outcroppings of quartz monzonite, part of the Boulder B...

Town: Divide, MT
Hunters Gulch Trail

The Hunters Gulch Trail is open to motorbikes and ATVs which are 42 inches or less in width.Length: 4.5 milesTrail Begins: Forest Road 425Trail Ends: ...

Town: Townsend, MT
Hyde Creek Loop Trail

A long horseback or backpacking trip.Hyde Creek Loop Trail (25, 27, 29) forms a loop starting at Trail 25. It travels to Bucks Nest, then to Flatiron...

Town: Ennis, MT
Ivanhoe Lake Trail

Ivanhoe Lake Trail (27) begins at Road 5120, which is a 4-wheel drive access only, and leads to Ivanhoe Lake.Length: 0.8 milesTrail Begins: Road 5120T...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Jack Pine Ski Trail #302

Length: 5.63 KmTrail Begins: Echo Lake Ski Trail 303Trail Ends: LoopArea Map: Cross country ski trails near Georgetown LakeTownship 6N; Range 13W;...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Kentucky Trail

Kentucky Trail is mainly used for hunting access. It is not considered to offer a enjoyable hiking opportunity but access is good.Length: 2.7 milesTra...

Town: Townsend, MT
Lake Louise Trail

Lake Louise Trail (168) is suitable for families. However, wait until mid-July for the snow to melt. From Lost Cabin/Louise Lake Trailhead, Trail 168 ...

Town: Whitehall, MT
Landers Fork Trail

The Landers Fork Trail begins at Indian Meadows trailhead, goes approximately 2 miles to the east, crosses the Landers Fork, then follows this river n...

Town: Lincoln, MT
Larabee Gulch Trail

The Larabee Trail was rebuilt in 1978. This is now a very good trail with two switchbacks added and much of the upper trail rerouted. When the trail r...

Town: Helena, MT
Lewis & Clark Caverns Trail System

The trails of Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park allow the visitor to enjoy and experience many aspects of the park above and beyond the caverns thems...

Town: Whitehall, MT

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