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Hiking Trek Montana’s Trails

Trek Montana’s Trails

Hiking in Montana—it comes with the territory. It’s also one of those activities that can require little to no gear (other than footwear appropriate for the trail), and you can quickly and easily access a footpath from pretty much anywhere. So if you’re looking for a short hike in the wildflowers of our foothills around one of our small towns, a day-hike in the mountains or a rugged multiday trek into our backcountry, our trail system is vast and diverse. Glacier National Park alone boasts over 730 miles of trails.

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Trail Safety:

  • Plan for all kinds of weather.
  • Dress in layers and broken-in hiking boots.
  • For more rugged hikes, bring the proper hiking gear.
  • Bring plenty of water.
  • Always stay on the trail.
  • If you're hiking alone, let someone know where you're going to be.
  • Respect wildlife. Do not harass or feed them.
  • Carry bear spray.
  • When you hike in Montana, you are hiking in bear country.
  • For more safety guidelines, visit wildlife.visitmt.com/rules.htm.

Here you’ll discover where to hike in Montana, as well as some of our most traveled and least traveled hiking trails, nature trails and walking trails.


Recreate Responsibly Plan Ahead, Play it Safe, and Leave No Trace.

Featured Listings

Action Rentals in Western Montana.

Action Rentals

6235 U.S. Highway 93
Whitefish, MT 59937

Angler's Roost in Western Montana.

Angler's Roost

815 U.S. Highway 93 S.
Hamilton, MT 59840

Bar W Guest Ranch in Western Montana.

Bar W Guest Ranch

2875 U.S. Highway 93 W.
Whitefish, MT 59937

Belton Chalet in Western Montana.

Belton Chalet

12575 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, MT 59936

Bitterroot Backpacking in Western Montana.

Bitterroot Backpacking

1519 Ashberry Court, Suite 12
Missoula, MT 59801

Falls Motel in Western Montana.

Falls Motel

112 S. Gallatin St.
Thompson Falls, MT 59873

Glacier Bear Cabin in Western Montana.

Glacier Bear Cabin

47 McDonald Creek Lane
West Glacier, MT 59936

Glacier Outdoor Center in Western Montana.

Glacier Outdoor Center

12400 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, MT 59936

Glacier Park Lodge in Western Montana.

Glacier Park Lodge

499 State Highway 49
East Glacier Park, MT 59434

Glacier Planner in Western Montana.

Glacier Planner

204 Highline Blvd., Suite 386
West Glacier, MT 59936

Kandahar Lodge in Western Montana.

Kandahar Lodge

3824 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, MT 59937

Motel Lake McDonald in Western Montana.

Motel Lake McDonald

466 Lake McDonald Loop Road, Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park
West Glacier, MT 59936

Right on Trek in Western Montana.

Right on Trek

2593 U.S. Highway 2 E., Suite 3 Kalispell, MT 59901
Kalispell, MT 59901

The Glacier Institute in Western Montana.

The Glacier Institute

Glacier National Park Field Camp
Glacier National Park, MT 59903

West Glacier KOA in Western Montana.

West Glacier KOA

355 Halfmoon Flats Road
West Glacier, MT 59936

West Glacier Village in Western Montana.

West Glacier Village

200 Going-to-the-Sun Road
West Glacier, MT 59936

Other Listings

Artemis Acres Paint Horse Ranch

  • 610 Patrick Creek Rd Kalispell, Montana 59901
  • 406.755.3723
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Backpacker's Ferry

  • East Glacier Park Village East Glacier Park, MT 59434
  • 406.845.3905
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Bison Creek Ranch

  • 20722 U.S. Highway 2 W. East Glacier Park, MT 59434
  • 406.226.4482
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Butcher Creek Outfitters

  • 7428 Fortine Creek Road Trego, MT 59934
  • 406.291.0748
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Butler Creek Lodge

  • 3255 Bending Tree Lane Missoula, MT 59808
  • 406.542.8307
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Haven Writing Retreats

Homewood Suites by Hilton - Kalispell

  • 195 Hutton Ranch Road Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.755.8080
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Iron Shield Creative

Izaak Walton Inn

  • 290 Izaak Walton Inn Road Essex, MT 59916
  • 406.888.5700
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Johnson's of St. Mary

  • 21 Red Eagle Trail St Mary, MT 59417
  • 406.732.4207
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Overdale Lodge

  • 1076 Overdale Lodge Road Troy, MT 59935
  • 406.295.7246
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Polebridge Mercantile, Bakery and Cabins

  • 265 Polebridge Loop Polebridge, Montana 59928
  • 406.888.5105
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Silver Bow Outfitters

Teller Wildlife Refuge

  • 1288 Eastside Highway Corvallis, MT 59828
  • 406.961.3507
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The Cliff Ranch

  • 1684 Knob and Kettle Lane Ovando, MT 59854
  • 406.531.6969
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The Heritage Museum

  • 34067 U.S. Highway 2 Libby, MT 59923
  • 406.293.7521
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The Way Less Traveled

  • 16485 North Fork Road Polebridge, MT 59928
  • 406.261.5880
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Timber Wolf Resort

  • 9105 U.S. Highway 2 E. Hungry Horse, MT 59919
  • 406.387.9653
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Whitefish Outfitters & Tours

  • 541 Spokane Ave. Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.212.0080
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News from Glacier National Park Currently, 50 miles of the Going-to-the-Sun Road are open for travel.

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