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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.


Featured Listings

ABC acres in Western Montana.

ABC acres

City: Hamilton
Phone: 406.210.5710

1075 Sleeping Child Road
Hamilton, MT 59840

Action Rentals in Western Montana.

Action Rentals

City: Olney
Phone: 406.881.3510

8955 U.S. Highway 93 N.
Olney, MT 59927

Alta Ranch in Western Montana.

Alta Ranch

City: Darby
Phone: 406.349.2142

9203 West Fork Road
Darby, Montana 59829

Apgar Village Lodge in Western Montana.

Apgar Village Lodge

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.892.2525

9 West Apgar Loop Road
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Averills Flathead Lake Lodge in Western Montana.

Averills Flathead Lake Lodge

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.837.4391

150 Flathead Lodge Road
Bigfork, Montana 59911

Backpacker's Inn in Western Montana.

Backpacker's Inn

City: East Glacier Park
Phone: 406.226.9392

29 Dawson Ave.
East Glacier Park, Montana 59434

Bar W Guest Ranch in Western Montana.

Bar W Guest Ranch

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.863.9099

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

Belton Chalet in Western Montana.

Belton Chalet

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.888.5000

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

Bison Creek Ranch in Western Montana.

Bison Creek Ranch

City: East Glacier Park
Phone: 406.226.4482

20722 U.S. Highway 2 W.
East Glacier Park, Montana 59434

Bison Creek Ranch & Cafe in Western Montana.

Bison Creek Ranch & Cafe

City: East Glacier Park
Phone: 406.226.4482

20722 U.S. Highway 2 West
East Glacier Park, Montana 59434

Bitterroot River Ranch in Western Montana.

Bitterroot River Ranch

City: Darby
Phone: 509.531.4934

4301 W. Fork Road
Darby, Montana 59829

Comfort Inn - University in Western Montana.

Comfort Inn - University

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.549.7600

1021 E. Broadway St.
Missoula, Montana 59802

DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula - Edgewater in Western Montana.

DoubleTree by Hilton Missoula - Edgewater

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.728.3100

100 Madison St.
Missoula, Montana 59802

Dropstone Outfitting in Western Montana.

Dropstone Outfitting

City: Choteau
Phone: 406.389.0863

410 1st Avenue NW
Choteau, Montana 59422

Eagle Bend Flathead Vacation Rentals in Western Montana.

Eagle Bend Flathead Vacation Rentals

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.837.7310

836 Holt Drive
Bigfork, Montana 59911

Five Star Rentals of Montana in Western Montana.

Five Star Rentals of Montana

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.5994

704 Baker Avenue
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Glacier Bear Retreat in Western Montana.

Glacier Bear Retreat

City: West Glacier
Phone: 888.848.1771

348 Grist Rd
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Campground & RV Park in Western Montana.

Glacier Campground & RV Park

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.387.5689

12070 Highway 2 West
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Guides Lodge in Western Montana.

Glacier Guides Lodge

City: West Glacier
Phone: 800.521.7238

120 Highline Blvd.
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft  in Western Montana.

Glacier Guides and Montana Raft

City: West Glacier
Phone: 800.521.7238

11970 Hwy 2 East
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier National Park in Western Montana.

Glacier National Park

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.888.7800

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

Glacier Outdoor Center in Western Montana.

Glacier Outdoor Center

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.888.5454

12400 US Highway 2 East
West Glacier, Montana 59936

Glacier Park Boat Company in Western Montana.

Glacier Park Boat Company

City: Columbia Falls
Phone: 406.257.2426

282 Sunrise Creek Loop
Columbia Falls, Montana 59912

Glacier Park Lodge in Western Montana.

Glacier Park Lodge

City: East Glacier Park
Phone: 406.892.2525

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

Great Northern Resort & Whitewater Rafting in Western Montana.

Great Northern Resort & Whitewater Rafting

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.387.5340

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

Green Valley Ranch  in Western Montana.

Green Valley Ranch

City: Coram
Phone: 406.387.9071

300 Desert Lodge Road
Coram, Montana 59913

Hidden Moose Lodge in Western Montana.

Hidden Moose Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 888.733.6667

1735 E Lakeshore Dr.
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins in Western Montana.

Historic Tamarack Lodge & Cabins

City: Hungry Horse
Phone: 406.387.4420

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

Izaak Walton Inn in Western Montana.

Izaak Walton Inn

City: Essex
Phone: 406.888.5700

290 Izaak Walton Inn Road
Essex, Montana 59916

Johnson's of St. Mary in Western Montana.

Johnson's of St. Mary

City: St Mary
Phone: 406.732.4207

21 Red Eagle Road
St Mary, Montana 59417

Kandahar Lodge in Western Montana.

Kandahar Lodge

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.862.6098

3824 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

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

Kootenai Angler, Cabins and River Bend Restaurant

City: Libby
Phone: 406.293.7578

13546 MT Hwy 37
Libby, Montana 59923

Laughing Horse Lodge in Western Montana.

Laughing Horse Lodge

City: Swan Lake
Phone: 406.886.2080

22360 MT Highway 83
Swan Lake, Montana 59911

Linehan Outfitting Company in Western Montana.

Linehan Outfitting Company

City: Troy
Phone: 406.395.4872

35309 Yaak River Road
Troy, MT 59935

Montana Air Adventures in Western Montana.

Montana Air Adventures

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.755.2376

1880 Highway 93 S
Kalispell, Montana 59901

Montana Writing Retreat in Western Montana.

Montana Writing Retreat

City: Whitefish
Phone: 406.863.9422


Whitefish, Montana 59937

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant in Western Montana.

Ninepipes Lodge and Allentown Restaurant

City: Charlo
Phone: 406.644.2588

69286 U.S. Highway 93
Charlo, Montana 59824

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort in Western Montana.

Quinn's Hot Springs Resort

City: Paradise
Phone: 406.826.3150

190 Highway 135
Paradise, Montana 59856

Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center in Western Montana.

Ravenwood Outdoor Learning Center

City: Columbia Falls
Phone: 406.260.8620

Trumble Canyon Road
Columbia Falls, MT 59912

River Meadow Ranch in Western Montana.

River Meadow Ranch

City: Whitefish
Phone: 410.365.9587

3195 West Valley Drive
Whitefish, MT 59937

Rye Creek Lodge in Western Montana.

Rye Creek Lodge

City: Darby
Phone: 888.821.3366

345 Rye Creek Road
Darby, Montana 59829

Snow Bear Chalets in Western Montana.

Snow Bear Chalets

City: Whitefish
Phone: 888.868.2327

3872 Winter Lane
Whitefish, Montana 59936

Snowbowl Ski & Summer Resort in Western Montana.

Snowbowl Ski & Summer Resort

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.549.9777

1700 Snowbowl Rd.
Missoula, Montana 59808

Summit Mountain Lodge & Steakhouse in Western Montana.

Summit Mountain Lodge & Steakhouse

City: East Glacier Park
Phone: 406.226.9319

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

Swan Mountain Llama Trekking in Western Montana.

Swan Mountain Llama Trekking

City: Swan Lake
Phone: 406.387.4405

26356 Soup Creek Rd
Swan Lake, Montana 59911

Swan Mountain Outfitters in Western Montana.

Swan Mountain Outfitters

City: Swan Lake
Phone: 406.387.4405

26356 Soup Creek Rd
Swan Lake, Montana 59911

The Glacier Institute in Western Montana.

The Glacier Institute

City: Kalispell
Phone: 406.755.1211

137 Main Street
Kalispell, Montana 59903

The Islander Inn in Western Montana.

The Islander Inn

City: Bigfork
Phone: 406.837.5472

14729 Shore Acres Drive
Bigfork, Montana 59911

The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc. in Western Montana.

The Lakeside Motel & Resort Inc.

City: Trout Creek
Phone: 888.827.4458

2955 MT Highway 200
Trout Creek, Montana 59874

The Ranch at Rock Creek in Western Montana.

The Ranch at Rock Creek

City: Philipsburg
Phone: 406.859.6027

79 Carriage House Lane
Philipsburg, Montana 59858

The Resort at Paws Up in Western Montana.

The Resort at Paws Up

City: Greenough
Phone: 800.473.0601

40060 Paws Up Road
Greenough, Montana 59823

Triple Creek Ranch in Western Montana.

Triple Creek Ranch

City: Darby
Phone: 406.821.4600

5551 West Fork Road
Darby, Montana 59829

University of Montana in Western Montana.

University of Montana

City: Missoula
Phone: 406.243.0211

32 Campus Drive
Missoula, Montana 59812

West Glacier KOA in Western Montana.

West Glacier KOA

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.387.5341

355 Halfmoon Flats
West Glacier, Montana 59936

West Glacier Village in Western Montana.

West Glacier Village

City: West Glacier
Phone: 406.892.2525

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

Whitefish Mountain Resort in Western Montana.

Whitefish Mountain Resort

City: Whitefish
Phone: 877-SKI-FISH

3889 Big Mountain Road
Whitefish, Montana 59937

Wilderness River Outfitters in Western Montana.

Wilderness River Outfitters

City: Kalispell
Phone: 800.252.6581

Hayden Creek Ranch
Kalispell, Montana 59901

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