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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Powerline Ski Trail #305

Length: 0.64 kmTrail Begins: Echo Lake Ski Trail 303Trail Ends: Echo Lake Ski Trail 303Area Map: Cross country ski trails near Georgetown LakeTown...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Prickly Nevada Trail

The Prickly Nevada Trail climbs south through conifers to the junction with Trail 467 on the ridge, and continues south to Forest Road 296 (Nevada Cre...

Town: Lincoln, MT
Ramshorn Trail

Ramshorn Trail (16) leaves the road through a mix of Douglas Fir, Lodgepole Pine and small open meadows to begin its climb to the east up Ramshorn Cre...

Town: Sheridan, MT
Red Lion Snowmobile Trail System

The Red Lion Snowmobile Trail System consists of 4 connected snowmobile routes totaling approximately 32 miles. The routes are groomed on a regular b...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Red Mountain Trail

Length: 4.0 milesTrail Beginning: Trail Junction 481Trail End: Red MountainArea Map: Helena Forest Visitor Map USGS Map1: Heart LakeUSGS Map2: Stone...

Town: Lincoln, MT
Refrigerator Canyon Trail

Refrigerator Canyon Trail (259) is a scenic trail leading into the 28,560-acre Gates of the Mountains Wilderness Area. The first quarter-mile is trul...

Town: Helena, MT
Reservoir Creek Trail

Length: 6.0 milesTrail Begins: Pattengail Creek Trail 245Trail Ends: Trail 750Reservoir Creek Trail is a steep trail following Reservoir Creek to Alde...

Town: Wise River, MT
Richardson Creek Ski Trail

Parking available at plowed lot on Highway 43. Can use Cabinet Creek Trail or Anderson Mountain Road to make semi-loops.Length: 6.1 km of more diffic...

Town: Wisdom, MT
Rimini-Elliston-Basin Snowmobile Loop

The Rimini-Elliston-Basin Snowmobile Loop trailhead begins at Moose Creek on the Rimini Road, with groomed route on forest roads, mostly timbered, wit...

Town: Helena, MT
Rock Island Lake Trail

Rock Island Lake Trail is restricted to motorized use.Length: 3.0 milesTrail Begins: Miner Creek Road, Section 24Trail Ends: Past Rock Island Lakes, S...

Town: Wisdom, MT
Romy Creek Trail

Romy Creek Trail climbs through mixed meadows and wooded areas to the crest of the Snowcrest Mountains. Outstanding views from top of Snowcrest Range...

Town: Sheridan, MT
Ross Fork Trail #19

Length: 14.0 milesTrail Begins: Road 5072 (primitive road)Trail Ends: Trail 31Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Whetstone ...

Town: Philipsburg, MT

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