Explore the best trails in Montana with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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This was a nice winter morning hike.

Hiked in mid-August, outstanding weather and conditions!

Get started early to beat the crowd and the afternoon heat. The trail starts off flat as you pass the first lake, and continually rises in elevation till the end. Plenty of rest locations and the trail is well defined. Take your time and enjoy the scenery. It is absolutely worth it to go to the top and see the lake with icebergs floating. You can even touch a few of them!

To hike out, simply return the way you came in, and enjoy the sequence of the lakes. Great day hike, set aside at least 6-8 hours of time to complete.

Take lots of pictures!

Great trail all seasons except summer unless you go early as there is no shade. Excellent views of Missoula and dog friendly.

hiking
14 days ago

Very easy trail. We met a deer, walking the trail in the opposite direction as us, and she passed us as a person would when we stepped aside to let her by. In July, this hike was cold. We were bundled up on the lakeshore as the wind was chilling.

This was a very pleasant hike back to Avalanche Lake. The trail traversed along Avalanche Creek which had the most beautiful aqua blue water. The Lake was so still that the sky reflected in it, making it a great photo op.

Challenging and beautiful. There is a portion of the trail that is a fairly steep climb. Well worth the effort to get to the tunnel and lake. Beautiful views!

hiking
14 days ago

We came from the Granite Park Campground to Many Glacier. This was my favorite hike! Gorgeous views! We got to not only see the glacier but also several falls and you hike next to some gorgeous lakes. The big downside to this hike is the switchbacks... Probably a couple miles of them all at once. If you have bad knees it'll definitely be an issue. There is no way I could've gone up these switchbacks as they seem endless and there isn't much shade. Otherwise this hike is awesome!

So beautiful! Challenging, but worth it. Long winding road to drive up to trailhead. Insane view!

Beautiful and crazy hike, but goes by before ya know it. Extremely beautiful slanted waterfall and peaceful lake! I will be back Leigh Lake!

hiking
22 days ago

Steady uphill that takes you down to the bottom of the peak makes for a fun challenge but once you reach the summit, there are so many lakes in sight and such beauty. Was an all day hike, a day well spent!

Drive slow don't miss the scenery!

Beautiful scenic area. Bring bear mace

Great place to see waterfalls!