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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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Sled the best of the West in the unreal landscapes and premier small towns between Glacier and Yellowstone national parks. Plan ahead, play it safe and tread lightly.

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

406.881.3510

Angler's Roost in Western Montana.

Angler's Roost

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

406.363.1268

Apgar Village Lodge in Western Montana.

Apgar Village Lodge

9 West Apgar Loop Road
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.892.2525

Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge in Western Montana.

Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge

150 Flathead Lodge Road
Bigfork, Montana 59911

406.837.4391

Bar W Guest Ranch in Western Montana.

Bar W Guest Ranch

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

406.863.9099

Belton Chalet in Western Montana.

Belton Chalet

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

406.888.5000

Comfort Inn - University in Western Montana.

Comfort Inn - University

1021 E. Broadway St.
Missoula, Montana 59802

406.549.7600

DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula - Edgewater in Western Montana.

DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula - Edgewater

100 Madison St.
Missoula, Montana 59802

406.728.3100

Dropstone Outfitting in Western Montana.

Dropstone Outfitting

410 1st Avenue NW
Choteau, Montana 59422

406.389.0863

Falls Motel in Western Montana.

Falls Motel

112 S. Gallatin St.
Thompson Falls, Montana 59873

406.827.3559

Five Star Rentals of Montana in Western Montana.

Five Star Rentals of Montana

704 Baker Ave.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

406.862.5994

Glacier Bear Retreat in Western Montana.

Glacier Bear Retreat

348 Grist Road
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.848.1771

Glacier Campground & RV Park in Western Montana.

Glacier Campground & RV Park

12070 U.S. Highway 2 W.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.387.5689

Glacier Guides Lodge in Western Montana.

Glacier Guides Lodge

120 Highline Blvd.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

800.521.7238

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft  in Western Montana.

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

11970 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.387.5555

Glacier National Park in Western Montana.

Glacier National Park

64 Grinnell Drive, Glacier National Park Headquarters
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.888.7800

Glacier Outdoor Center in Western Montana.

Glacier Outdoor Center

12400 US Highway 2 East
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.888.5454

Glacier Park Boat Company in Western Montana.

Glacier Park Boat Company

282 Sunrise Creek Loop
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912

406.257.2426

Glacier Park Lodge in Western Montana.

Glacier Park Lodge

U.S. Highway 2 and State Highway 49
East Glacier Park, Montana 59434

406.892.2525

Great Northern Resort & Whitewater Rafting in Western Montana.

Great Northern Resort & Whitewater Rafting

12127 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.387.5340

Hidden Moose Lodge in Western Montana.

Hidden Moose Lodge

1735 E. Lakeshore Drive
Whitefish, Montana 59937

888.733.6667

Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins in Western Montana.

Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins

9549 U.S. Highway 2 E.
Hungry Horse, Montana 59919

406.387.4420

Kandahar Lodge in Western Montana.

Kandahar Lodge

3824 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

406.862.6098

Kootenai Angler, Cabins and River Bend Restaurant in Western Montana.

Kootenai Angler, Cabins and River Bend Restaurant

13546 State Highway 37
Libby, Montana 59923

406.293.7578

Little Smith Creek Ranch Wedding & Event Center in Western Montana.

Little Smith Creek Ranch Wedding & Event Center

2461 Smith Creek Road
Victor, Montana 59875

916.320.1177

Motel Lake McDonald in Western Montana.

Motel Lake McDonald

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

406.892.2525

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant in Western Montana.

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant

69286 U.S. Highway 93
Charlo, Montana 59824

406.644.2588

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort in Western Montana.

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort

190 State Highway 135
Paradise, Montana 59856

406.826.3150

River Meadow Ranch in Western Montana.

River Meadow Ranch

3195 W. Valley Drive
Whitefish, MT 59937

410.365.9587

RiverView Ranch Retreat & Western Adventures in Western Montana.

RiverView Ranch Retreat & Western Adventures

28800 Southside Road
Alberton, MT 59820

406.382.9020

Rye Creek Lodge in Western Montana.

Rye Creek Lodge

345 Rye Creek Road
Darby, Montana 59829

406.821.3366

Snow Bear Chalets in Western Montana.

Snow Bear Chalets

3872 Winter Lane
Whitefish, Montana 59937

888.868.2327

Snowbowl Ski & Summer Resort in Western Montana.

Snowbowl Ski & Summer Resort

1700 Snowbowl Road
Missoula, Montana 59808

406.549.9777

Summit Mountain Lodge & Steakhouse in Western Montana.

Summit Mountain Lodge & Steakhouse

16900 U.S. Highway 2
East Glacier Park, Montana 59434

406.226.9319

Swan Mountain Outfitters in Western Montana.

Swan Mountain Outfitters

12000 U.S. Highway 2 E.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.387.4405

The Cliff Ranch in Western Montana.

The Cliff Ranch

1684 Knob and Kettle Lane
Ovando, MT 59854

406.531.6969

The Glacier Institute in Western Montana.

The Glacier Institute

Glacier National Park Field Camp
Glacier National Park, Montana 59903

406.755.1211

The Islander Inn in Western Montana.

The Islander Inn

14729 Shore Acres Drive
Bigfork, Montana 59911

406.837.5472

The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc. in Western Montana.

The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc.

2955 State Highway 200
Trout Creek, Montana 59874

888.827.4458

The Ranch at Rock Creek in Western Montana.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

79 Carriage House Lane
Philipsburg, Montana 59858

406.859.6027

The Resort at Paws Up in Western Montana.

The Resort at Paws Up

40060 Paws Up Road
Greenough, Montana 59823

800.473.0601

The Shire of Montana in Western Montana.

The Shire of Montana

9 Hobbit Lane
Trout Creek, Montana 59874

406.827.7200

Travel Montana in Western Montana.

Travel Montana

PO Box 16
Red Lodge, MT 59068

888.758.8687

Triple Creek Ranch in Western Montana.

Triple Creek Ranch

5551 West Fork Road
Darby, Montana 59829

406.821.4600

University of Montana in Western Montana.

University of Montana

32 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana 59812

406.243.0211

West Glacier KOA in Western Montana.

West Glacier KOA

355 Halfmoon Flats Road
West Glacier, Montana 59936

406.387.5341

West Glacier Village in Western Montana.

West Glacier Village

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

406.892.2525

Whitefish Mountain Resort in Western Montana.

Whitefish Mountain Resort

3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

877.SKI.FISH

Other Listings

Bitterroot Backpacking

  • 1519 Ashberry Court, Suite 12 Missoula, MT 59801
  • 732.272.6878
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Butler Creek Lodge

  • 5524 N 3rd Ave Phoenix, Montana 85013
  • 406.542.8307
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Butler Creek Lodge

  • 3255 Bending Tree Lane Missoula, Montana 59808
  • 406.542.8307
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Homewood Suites by Hilton - Kalispell

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

Izaak Walton Inn

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

  • 21 Red Eagle Trail St Mary, Montana 59417
  • 406.732.4207
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Whitefish Outfitters & Tours

  • 332 Central Ave. Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.212.0080
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