hiking
8 days ago

Great views of Missoula and it’s such a short hike with plenty of nice resting spots that the steady incline isn’t bad.

11 days ago

One of my favorite trails near Missoula. AMAZING view of the city and the University of Montana Campus.

Amazing views! Wildflowers were in bloom and provides an excellent splash of color to the already green landscape. The trail provided a great hike on this Memorial Day and has left a lasting impression of the beauty that Missoula has in its vast surroundings. I recommend this trail to anyone that wants a taste of country hiking close to town. Awesome!

Today was 77degrees and perfect! I went to the M and continued up to Sentinel. After the M you have a choice at the fork. The left takes you pretty much straight up while the right meanders. I chose left and made it to the top of Sentinel in 52 min, 28 sec. (from the trailhead parking lot). I am 60 years old, climb a lot and found this to be a good workout hike in late May with spectacular views of Missoula, the surrounding mountains and lovely wildflowers. Sticks are super helpful on the steep route up to Sentinel. Afterward I found Caffe Dulce-SCORE!!

If your in Missoula for any amount of time it's kinda a must hike. Quick tip for starting the trail is taking the path on the right will bring you to the easier switchback and the left path is a steep ascent up to Sentinel.

hiking
1 month ago

Great quick hike right on campus! Just enough to get your heart rate up! And the view is sooo good!

hiking
1 month ago

Love The M! Great view of Missoula!

I created a nice loop about 4.5 miles heading out along the river on Kim Williams Nature Trail, then turn up Hellgate Canyon Trail to the summit of Mount Sentinel, then down the face of Mount Sentinel on the M trail. This gives you a much more interesting ascent, and more gradual though still hard work, through beautiful forest with occasional views of the river. Still some snow on the trail in patches but I was fine in sneakers. We didn’t meet anyone else on the mountain coming up that way on a Saturday morning. Lovely to have the trail to ourselves. Coming down the M was busy.

Great trail for running/biking. There can be sketchy characters lurking... which is why I gave it only 4 stars. I have come across little homeless camps and stray campers (one time the hikers behind me had to call the police on one of the tents due to "aggressive activity" so be aware.

2 months ago

fun and close. nice view

2 months ago

Great view, multiple rest spots to accommodate all level hikers!

hiking
2 months ago

I hike up here at least one a month and it's a great view of Missoula.

Although this is not a very long trail I found it to be a pretty intense climb. It had beautiful views and I was rewarded with paragliders when I reached the summit. Would definitely go again!

I would rate this as a moderate to easy walk. The day I went there was lots of foot traffic and I was the only person who didn’t have a dog with them

Nice little hike to the top, not too difficult, after the "m" it gets quiet and offers wonderful views of the ancient lake bed now known as missoula...

Nice little hike to the top, not too difficult, after the "m" it gets quiet and offers wonderful views of the ancient lake bed now known as missoula...

Nice little hike to the top, not too difficult, after the "m" it gets quiet and offers wonderful views of the ancient lake bed now known as missoula...

Love this hike. Beautiful area. I wish people were better about cleaning up after their dogs.

Nice quick hike to the “M” with a nice city view!!

Trail i frequent the most, easy and beautiful if you make to to the summit!

hiking
7 months ago

Good quick hike!

hiking
9 months ago

Love this trail! Steep grades, beautiful views.

It's a great hike. Easily accessible. It's very easy and not to much nature, which is why I have it a 3 instead of higher. Still a beautiful, enjoyable trail.

Hiked the M in late-April at the recommendation of a local. Nice little introduction to Missoula.

gotta be on everyone's list.

hiking
11 months ago

Short and quick. Good workout.

hiking
11 months ago

This is a fabulous trail. Quite a challenging workout, yet quick. I do wish they would do some trail maintenance so some of the steps are not so high (I'm short), but overall it's great!

Super pretty walk :)

11 months ago

The bane of my existence.

Beautiful trail! Very uphill but worth the walk. Well maintained and suprisingly quiet for the amount of traffic. the entrance being on campus makes the entrance and parking situation very easy.

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