Maclay Flat Nature Trail

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Maclay Flat Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Missoula, MT and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.7 miles 6 feet Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly



For an easy outing beyond the Missoula city limits, try the trail at Maclay Flat. The path is wide, level and surfaced to accommodate wheelchairs. It takes you along the Bitterroot River and through adjacent meadows, with some great views of mountains around Missoula. ( website)

12 days ago

Super easy access and great for a quick stop by the river with the kids after school!

2 months ago

Beautiful, easy trail with river access. Take the 2 Mike loop. Great for leashed dogs and families. We start down the right side and end up skipping rocks in the river at the end every time with our kiddos.

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3 months ago

great little flat hike near town. nice loops and wide trails for hiking and jogging. watch for dog poop. great river accesses for the family.

3 months ago

Great for pups but must be on leash while walking.

3 months ago

4 months ago

Perfect for a quick hike with your child and or dog(s). We've completed this multiple times, since our son loves to go down to throw rocks in the river.

5 months ago

It's a good walk for the dog or small fishing outing

1 year ago

Nice easy walk that I take several times a week. About 40 minutes is needed to complete the larger of the 2 loops. Vault toilets at the parking lot. Varied assortment of birds to watch through the year. This is a heavily used area with lots of dogs. Ok with a stroller.

2 years ago

Great for a quick walk with the dog. Has access to the river and small beaches, benches and picnic tables. Also, Blue Mtn folf course is just across the road. Heavily used and not strenuous or lengthy for avid backpackers looking for an adventure.

4 years ago

Great for little children to complete. Fun easy and they like it!!

5 years ago

Fantastic little trail for walking with the family (if you have two little boys and an energetic 4-year-old daughter)! Also found an unusual geocache!!!