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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Falls Fork Trail #29

Length: 3.0 milesTrail Begins: Middle Fork Trailhead (Road 5106)Trail Ends: Trail 96Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map and Anaconda Pint...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Ferguson Lake Trail

Length: 1.7 milesUse: ModerateTrail Begins: Road 1213Trail Ends: Ferguson LakeFerguson Lake Trail drops off of Foolhen Ridge to lake. Trail is moderat...

Town: Wise River, MT
Fleecer Ridge Trail #94

Length: 3.5 milesTrail Begins: Road 96Trail Ends: Connect with the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail 125Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest Vis...

Town: Butte, MT
Foolhen Ridge Trail

Length: 2.0 milesUse: ModerateDifficulty: LowTrail Begins: Bryant Creek Road.Trail Ends: Trail 8At the trailhead is a stock unloading ramp and hitch r...

Town: Wise River, MT
Fox Peak Trail #18

Length: 5.0 milesTrail Begins: Medicine LakeTrail Ends: Bitterroot Divide Trail 313Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Whets...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Fuse Lake Trail #12

Length: 2.6 milesTrail Begins: Highway 38Trail Ends: Fuse LakeArea Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Mount EmerineTownship 6N; ...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area

The Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area covers 28,465 acres and is managed by the Helena National Forest. It was Meriwether Lewis who was responsib...

Town: Helena, MT
Gibbons Pass Road Ski Trail

Gibbons Pass Road Ski Trail is open to snowmobiles. Access Hogan cabin rental.Length: 7.5 km of excellent skiing with moderate slope and open areas f...

Town: Wisdom, MT
Gibbonsville Snowmobile Trail

From Big Hole Pass, drops down into Idaho along the road in the vicinity of Gibbonsville, Idaho. This trail is groomed intermittently.Length: 8.0 mil...

Town: Wisdom, MT
Gipsy Lake Trail

Gipsy Lake Trail offers spectacular scenery and fishing along with camping is abundant on this trail. If you enjoy fishing, there are Hidden, Edith, ...

Town: Townsend, MT
Glover Basin Trail #171

Length: 2.5 milesTrail Begins: Trail 24Trail Ends: Trail 111Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map and Anaconda Pintler Wilderness Map U...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Gold Butte Trail

A short trail in the popular West Fork area that has excellent views.Gold Butte Trail (31) leaves Forest Road 209 and begins a steady climb through a ...

Town: Ennis, MT

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