Best trails in Flathead National Forest

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Looking for a great trail in Flathead National Forest, Montana? AllTrails has 42 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 25 moderate trails in Flathead National Forest ranging from 1.9 to 23 miles and from 3,034 to 7,421 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Holland Lake and Falls
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 39 m
Holland Lake and Falls is a 3.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Condon, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optShow more
#2 - Mount Aeneas and Picnic Lakes via #717 and #392 Trails
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 48 m
Please note that the road leading to the trailhead can be steep and muddy. 4WD is recommended. Show more
#3 - Strawberry Lake Trail No. 5
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
The Strawberry Lake Trail is a multiple use trail (Horse, Biker, Hiker) leading to the Alpine #7 north of the Jewel Basin at Strawberry Lake. The hike is strenuous and includes many switchbacks. The Show more
#4 - Stanton Lake
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
Stanton Lake is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Essex, Montana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, fiShow more
#5 - Birch Lake Trail
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 12 m
This is a great hike to see large open views of Flathead Valley. On clear days you can see four different mountain ranges: Bob Marshall, Swan, Mission and Salish Mountains. Views of over 60 miles areShow more
#6 - Mount Aeneas Summit Trail
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 37 m
Mount Aeneas Summit Trail is a 6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bigfork, Montana that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and Show more
#7 - Crater Lake
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 31 m
Crater Lake is a 10.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bigfork, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and Show more
#8 - Danny On National Recreation Trail
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 16 m
Danny On National Recreation Trail is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Whitefish, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primShow more
#9 - Columbia Mountain Trail
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 8 h 8 m
Columbia Mountain Trail leads up to the beginning of the Alpine #7 trail system, joining the ridge line pack trail near the summit of Columbia Mountain. This trail and the Alpine trail offer stunning Show more
#10 - Glacier Lake Trail
Flathead National Forest
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
As of August 2019, the road leading to Glacier Lake is closed from August to September. Glacier Lake Trail is relatively easy and travels through thick woods. The trail is flanked by many species of Show more
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