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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Shoofly Ski Trail

Parking at plowed lot on Highway 43. Shoofly Ski Trail starts on north side of highway; accesses Hogan Rental Cabin. More difficult trail, no groomin...

Town: Wisdom, MT
Shultz - Johnson Snowmobile Trail

Shultz - Johnson Snowmobile Trail begins at the Placer Creek Road. Intermittantly groomed trail to Shultz Saddle. The trail continues over the pass ...

Town: Wisdom, MT
Shylo Gulch Trail #106

Length: 3.0 milesTrail Begins: Road 1558 (primitive road)Trail Ends: Goose Gulch Trail 240Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: ...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Signal Rock Trail #131

Length: 1.3 milesTrail Begins: Road 5071Trail Ends: Bitterroot Divide Trail 313Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Skalkaho ...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Skinner Meadows/Bloody Dick Trail Snowmobile

Skinner Meadows/Bloody Dick Trail Snowmobile leads over the Big Hole Divide to Reservoir Lake. Marked, not groomed. Maps available at District Offic...

Town: Wisdom, MT
Slagamelt Trail

Slagamelt Trail is open to ATVs after July 15.Length: 3.2 milesTrail Begins: Pioneer LoopTrail Ends: Trail Junction 245Area Map: Interagency Visitor M...

Town: Wisdom, MT
Snowbank Trail

Snowbank Trail is a very good hiking trail that is also used by motorcyclists and horse users. It begins at Snowbank Lake and soon reaches and old cl...

Town: Lincoln, MT
Snowcrest Trail

Snowcrest Trail (4) covers the entire Snowcrest Range from Lewis Creek Road on the Ruby River to Antone Cabin off Blacktail Deer Creek south of Dillon...

Town: Sheridan, MT
South Bitterroot Rock Creek Divide Trail #313.1

LENGTH: 14.0 milesTRAIL BEGINs: FOREST SERVICE ROAD 80TRAIL ENDS: Trail 28AREA MAP: DeerLodge National ForestFOREST VISITORS MAP AND ANACONDA PINT...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
South Boulder Trail #35

Length: 5.5 milesTrail Begins: Forest Service Road 1503Trail Ends: Stewart LakeArea Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Fred Burr...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
South Fork Spur Trail #162

Length: 6.5 milesTrail Begins: Access road from Frogpond Basin impassable when wet. Trail Ends: Ross Fork Trail 19Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Southend Pioneer Loop Trail

Length: 3.6 milesTrail Begins: Lacy Creek Road 90Trail Ends: Bobcat LakesSouthend Pioneer Loop Trail (750) climbs steeply for the first 1.5 miles, und...

Town: Wise River, MT

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