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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Hiline Trail #111

Length: 25.3 milesTrail Begins: Trail 28Trail Ends: Cutaway PassArea Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map and Anaconda Pintler Wilderness Map ...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
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

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