Best Trails in Montana

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on Grinnell Glacier Trail
11 hours ago

hiking

Awesome hike! Toughest part was probably the last .5 mile to the actual glacier.

on Stanton Lake
17 hours ago

hiking

Busy trail. Starts out steep uphill then levels out for a while then you drop down to the lake. It's a short day hike. Lake is pretty with a nice shoreline to hang out for lunch or fishing or whatever.

on Lupine Lake Trail
17 hours ago

horseback riding

We have taken horses in here many times. Busy trail with hikers, mountain bikes and dirt bikes. Everyone has always been respectful of our stock. Easy trail, only takes about an hour to get to the lake on horseback. There are a few spots along the lake to have lunch or go fishing. No hitching rails at the lake. Very limited parking at the trailhead.

on Harrison Lake
17 hours ago

horseback riding

We have done this trail with our horses a few times. We park at a pull off of hwy 2 probably about 10 miles past West Glacier. From the parking area we cross the road, go down a RR Access road, over a RR tunnel and down to the river. Ride east up the shoreline until you find a safe place to cross. The river where we cross is usually just a bit above knee deep on the horses, but pretty fast moving and a bit stressful. Once across, we look for a little stream that heads back into the woods with a trail along it. This trail will take you to the main trail and past the Doody Cabin. Make sure you check Glacier's website for a trail status. We made the mistake of assuming it was clear one summer and spent our whole day cutting trees off the trail and never made it to the lake. Harrison is a beautiful lake and the backcountry campsite has a fire ring and hitching rails for the horses. I definitely recommend it for a late summer/fall full day trip.

on Cracker Lake Trail
17 hours ago

horseback riding

The most gorgeous trail ride ever! Well maintained. Busy horse trail. If you are a private stock owner, check in with Swan Mtn Outfitters so that you can plan your ride around theirs. Park above Many Glacier Hotel. We went on a super windy day and the wind by the lake was fierce and cold. Hitching rails for stock at the lake. I highly recommend you add the Cracker Flats Loop to your trip. It's worth it.

on Huckleberry Mountain Look...
17 hours ago

horseback riding

Rode this trail June 2016 on horseback. Trail was well maintained. Very few hikers met along the way. Hitching rails at the top. AMAZING views along the way and at the top. Elevation gain was pretty significant but the horses handled it well. The trail is narrow and exposed most of the way so it can be a bit dizzying from horseback. Not a trail I suggest for anyone scared of heights or green horses. We looked out across a valley and saw an airplane below us at one point! We were warned to watch for bears but so none. If you are taking horses, we recommend you get to the trailhead early as parking is limited for trucks and trailers. Stock ramp available at the trail head.

on Apgar Lookout Trail
17 hours ago

horseback riding

Completed this trail in May 2016 on horseback. Trail is well maintained. Many, many hikers along the way. Some areas were narrow which made it difficult for hikers and horses to pass. Hitching rails available at the top. Sneak a peek on the Glacier Webcams. Gorgeous hike and great views the whole way.

on Pine Creek Falls
1 day ago

A little rocky, the shade is nice, very popular trail. Wonderful view of the falls.

on Beehive Basin
1 day ago

hiking

Good challenge for a family hike. We took all our kids between two families -- ages 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 and an infant. All the kids made it and the lake at the top is beautiful. It is a long hike for the kids though.

on Jewel Basin Trail No. 717
1 day ago

hiking

Didn't see any wildlife, but some great views on the way to Birch Lake.

on St. Mary and Virginia Fal...
1 day ago

hiking

Such a gorgeous hike!

on Trout Creek Canyon
1 day ago

hiking

beautiful area and the cliffs hanging on either side of the canyon are spectacular. I would definitely rate this hike as easy since it was generally flat the whole way with some small ups and downs. It would be more interesting to bike, ride horses through, or do as a moderate trail run.

on The Beaten Path Trail
1 day ago

backpacking

Such a beautiful hike. Did two nights and only went as far as rainbow lake. First day, started in the evening and hiked up to Elk Lake where we had dinner and camped for the night. We kept our tent up the next day and day-tripped to Rainbow lake, another 4 miles give or take, and came back to Elk Lake for night two. This hike is UNREAL, you feel like you're in a different world. East Rosebud -> Elk Lake is not too physically straining, but Elk Lake -> Rainbow is a little more difficult but well, well worth it.

We came in the early summer and there were many temporary streams to cross -- be sure to have some water proof shoes if you go right after snowmelt.

on Upper Two Medicine Trail
1 day ago

hiking

Take the boat from Two Medicine Lake parking lot, to the other end of Two Medicine Lake (west end). From there, it is an easy 2-3 mile hike. Lots of wildflowers in season. Be bear aware.

on Sioux Charley Lake Trail
2 days ago

Tons of horse poop on the trail. If you can get past that, beautiful easy hike along the creek most of the way. The "lake" is actually just a wide spot in the river.