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Trek Montana’s Trails

Note: As of July 1, 2023, Conservation Licenses are required for everyone age 12 and older to access most state lands, including wildlife management areas, fishing access sites and wildlife habitat protection areas. This requirement does not include state parks. Please recreate responsibly. Learn more here.

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.

The Peak of Winter

Reach the height of happiness north of the park in Montana’s Yellowstone Country, with legendary skiing and snowmobiling plus friendly mountain towns.

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

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

Discover Flathead Lake in Western Montana.

Discover Flathead Lake

Visit our website for pick up location
Polson, MT 59860

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 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

Paddle Ridge  in Western Montana.

Paddle Ridge

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

RightOnTrek in Western Montana.

RightOnTrek

5626 U.S. Highway 2 W.
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

The Cliff Ranch in Western Montana.

The Cliff Ranch

1684 Knob and Kettle Lane
Ovando, MT 59854

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

  • Alt. Phone: 406.890.5847 East Glacier Park, MT 59434
  • 406.845.3905
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Bear Creek Resort

  • 995 Blue Slide Road Thompson Falls, MT 59873
  • 406.827.4857
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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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Downing Mountain Lodge

  • 1017 Grubstake Road Hamilton, MT 59840
  • 406.531.1486
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Foys to Blacktrail Trails

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness

  • 323 N. First Ave., Suite 205 Sandpoint, ID 83864
  • 208.946.9127
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Gateway to Glacier Trails

  • PO Box 2382 Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • 406.285.1503
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Glacier-Two Medicine Alliance

  • PO Box 181 East Glacier Park, MT 59434
  • 406.531.5098
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Homewood Suites by Hilton - Kalispell

  • 195 Hutton Ranch Road Kalispell, MT 59901
  • 406.755.8080
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Johnson's of St. Mary

  • 21 Red Eagle Trail St Mary, MT 59417
  • 406.732.4207
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Meridian Farm and Forge

  • 37663 Hawkins Road St. Ignatius, MT 59865
  • 406.544.7131
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Outback Montana RV Park & Campground

  • 13772 Outback Lane Bigfork, Montana 59911
  • 406.837.6973
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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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Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center

  • Trumble Canyon Road Columbia Falls, MT 59912
  • 406.260.8620
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RiverView Ranch Retreat & Western Adventures

  • 28800 Southside Road Alberton, MT 59820
  • 406.382.9020
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Running Horse Inn

  • 28250 Ninemile Road Huson, Montana 59846
  • 406.626.0040
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Seeley Swan Vacations

  • 3166 State Highway 83 N., Suite 203 Seeley Lake, MT 59868
  • 406.677.6600
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Silver Bow Outfitters

Teller Wildlife Refuge

  • 1288 Eastside Highway Corvallis, MT 59828
  • 406.961.3507
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The Cabins at Deer Crossing

  • 396 Hayes Creek Road Hamilton, MT 59840
  • 406.363.2232
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The Coop at Mountainside

  • 3973 Star Meadow Rd Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.530.8514
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The Heritage Museum

  • 34067 U.S. Highway 2 Libby, MT 59923
  • 406.293.7521
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The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc.

  • 2955 State Highway 200 Trout Creek, MT 59874
  • 406.827.4458
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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 Legacy Partners

  • 515 Railway St., Suite 206 Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.862.3880
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Whitefish Outfitters & Tours

  • 541 Spokane Ave. Whitefish, MT 59937
  • 406.212.0080
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