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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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
Lion Creek Trail 28

Length: 4.2 milesUse: Moderate useDifficulty: Low Difficulty the first 2.5 miles and High Difficulty last 2 miles.Trail Begins: Trail 92Trail Ends: Gr...

Town: Wise River, MT
Little Hellgate Gulch Trail

Little Hellgate Gulch Trail is a ridge trail, mainly used for hunting. The trail passes through private land within the forest boundary and the gover...

Town: Townsend, MT
Lodgepole Ridge Ski Trails

Lodgepole Ridge Ski Trails are not groomed. Trail map available.Length: 7.7 km of more difficult trail and 1.1 of most difficult trailTrail Begins: L...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Longfellow Park Trail

Longfellow Park Trail (135) is actually an old road that is closed to motorized vehicles. It is a good trail to access Longfellow Park and beyond into...

Town: Townsend, MT
Lost Cabin Lake Trail

The Lost Cabin Lake Trail (150) begins at the west end of Bismark Reservoir and terminates at Lost Cabin Lake. The trail is five miles in length, is ...

Town: Whitehall, MT
Lost Creek Falls Trail

This is a short hiking trail within Lost Creek State Park to Lost Creek Falls cascading over a 50-foot drop to provide one of the most popular spots i...

Town: Anaconda, MT
Lost Creek State Park

Spectacular grey limestone cliffs and pink and white granite formations rise 1,200 feet above the canyon's narrow floor. Lost Creek Falls, in the nort...

Town: Anaconda, MT
Lost Horse Trail

Length: 7.0 milesTrail Begins: Pattengail Trail 245 west of Cow CreekTrail Ends: Pioneer Loop NRT 250The first 2 miles north of Lost Horse Trail 245 i...

Town: Wise River, MT
MacDonald Pass Cross Country Ski Trails

The MacDonald Pass Ski Trails are four connected cross-country ski trail loops near the Continental Divide providing opportunities for beginner and in...

Town: Helena, MT
Magpie System Snowmobile Trail

Magpie System Snowmobile Trail is a loop trail with many play areas. Portions of this snowmobile route pass through private property. Please stay on g...

Town: Helena, MT
Marysville/Austin System Snowmobile Trail

The Marysville/Austin System Snowmobile Trail is a groomed snowmobile route which begins and ends at Marysville. Cooperative operation with Montana F...

Town: Helena, MT

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