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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Bear Trap Canyon Wilderness

Located along the Madison River in southwest Montana, the Bear Trap Canyon Wilderness is the Bureau of Land Management's first designated wilderness a...

Town: Ennis, MT
Bear Trap National Recreation Trail

Hiking trails follows the river the length of the canyon but cannot be accessed from the south end. The trail provides visitors outstanding hiking an...

Town: Norris, MT
Beaver Creek Trail

Beaver Creek Trail can be used to access both the Tizer Basin and the Beaver Creek areas. There are many opportunities for through trips or loops. The...

Town: Townsend, MT
Beaver/Dry Creek Snowmobile Trail

Distance: 25.1 miles of marked and groomed trailsTrail Starts: Beaver CreekTrail End: Dry CreekThe Beaver/Dry Creek Snowmobile Trail is a popular ride...

Town: Lincoln, MT
Bell Lake Trail

A hike to a beautiful lake close to the Potosi Campground.Bell Lake Trail (305) starts climbing immediately, following the north side of the creek. I...

Town: Pony, MT
Belt Mountain Divide Trail

The Ridge Trail along the crest of the Big Belt Mountains. Good views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Beautiful scenery, good hiking and campin...

Town: Townsend, MT
Big Hole/Bitterroot Road Snowmobile Trail

Also called the Trail Creek Snowmobile Trail. Accesses Hogan cabin rental in 6 miles. Easiest trail rating. Must stay off cross-country ski trails m...

Town: Wisdom, MT
Big Log Gulch Trail

The Big Log Gulch Trail has an area to turn around and park a horse trailer as well as a hitching rack. This trailhead accesses the central area of t...

Town: Helena, MT
Birch Creek Trail

Birch Creek Trail goes to an unique geological formation known as the Needles. This is a nice hike if you have a camp at one of the lakes within the B...

Town: Townsend, MT
Birch Creek Trail

Located in the Pioneer mountains, Birch Creek Center was originally constructed as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Camp in the 1930s. It is prese...

Town: Dillon, MT
Bitterroot Rock Creek Divide Trail #313.3

Length: 4.0 milesTrail Begins: Trail 10Trail Ends: Dome Shaped MountainArea Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Stony CreekUSGS M...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Black Butte/Lobo Mesa Loop Snowmobile Trail

Black Butte/Lobo Mesa Loop Snowmobile Trail starts at Lyon Bridge, 33 miles south of Ennis on Highway 287. Black Butte Cabin at the end of the trail i...

Town: Ennis, MT

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