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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Maukey Gulch Trail #17

Length: 9.1 milesTrail Begins: Road 5060Trail Ends: Road 5070Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Maukey GulchUSGS Map2: Moun...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Maupin/Willard Creek Trail

Willard Creek Trail is a short trail segment which provides access into the Elkhorn Mountains and the area burned in the 1988 Warm Springs Fire. In t...

Town: Helena, MT
May Creek Ski Trail

May Creek Ski Trail begins at May Creek Campground and joins Cabinet Creek Trail at the end. Can use Cabinet Creek and May Creek Ridge Trails to form...

Town: Wisdom, MT
McCabe - Northfork Blackfoot Snowmobile Trail

Length: 14 miles one way; more difficult trail rating. Trail Begins: Monture Road 89, 5 miles north of OvandoTrail Ends: North Fork Blackfoot RiverM...

Town: Ovando, MT
McClellan Creek Trail

The length of this trail is 6 miles. Coordinates are Township 8N; Range 2W; Section 10. Trail begins at Trail Junction 343 and ends at Trail Junctio...

Town: Helena, MT
McDermott Gulch Trail #238

Length: 2.0 milesTrail Begins: Forest Service Road 1558 (primitive road)Trail Ends: Black Pine Trail 6Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Meadow Creek Cutoff Trail

Facilities at the trailhead are an unloading area and plenty of parking space.Meadow Creek Cutoff Trail begins as a road, but soon changes to a trail ...

Town: Lincoln, MT
Medicine Lake Trail #15

Length: 2.0 Miles Trail Begins: Forest Service Road 5070Trail Ends: Medicine LakeArea Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors MapUSGS Map1: Mou...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Meriwether Canyon Trail

Meriwether Canyon Trail (253) is a scenic trail leading into the 28,560-acre Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area. The trail begins at Meriwether P...

Town: Helena, MT
Middle Fork Trail #28

Length: 5.2 milesTrail Begins: Middle Fork TrailheadTrail Ends: Bitterroot PassArea Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map and Anaconda Pintler W...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Mill Gulch to South Mill Creek

A hiking and horse trail climbing down from Mill Gulch Road up and over Ramshorn and Porphyry Mountains then down the South Fork of Mill Creek to the ...

Town: Sheridan, MT
Miner Lake Snowmobile Trail

Length: 3.6 miles marked ungroomed trail.Area Map: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map

Town: Jackson, MT

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