Looking for a great trail in Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Montana? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, views 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. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 4 hard trails in Lee Metcalf Wilderness ranging from 3.5 to 16.5 miles and from 5,547 to 11,164 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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over grown
2 days ago

Pretty nice trail overall! A little over grown in parts for the first two miles or so, then it clears up a bit. We ended up setting up camp about 3.2 miles in, but kept walking after setting up camp. After the log river crossing about 3.5 miles in, the trail goes up into the woods and gets very overgrown. We had to bushwack for about a mile and a half before we decided to turn around. Great fishing access throughout the trail though and not too many bugs this late in the season.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
28 days ago

Moose tracks trail to bone crusher trail (summit climb). Take your time. Stay safe. Incredible view from the top of the mountain. Follow the blue signs for moose tracks. Don’t follow zipline.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. A lot of shale to maneuver/slide through, but over all a nice hike. Take water and be prepared for changes in weather on the drop of a dime.

Tough trail, especially for an Ohio guy getting used to the elevation change. The last mile is a real challenge for even the seasoned hikers in our group. 2 nights by the beautiful lake made for starry skies, great fires, wonderful fishing and awesome company. Not a lot of travelers so you can camp fairly private. On the down side, we didn’t see much wildlife, but I’d do it again.

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
3 months ago

Would have given 5 stars, but bugs are INSANE. Pretty flat, nice breeze coming from the river.

Hiked about 4 miles down the trail on Saturday and conditions were great! Lovely walk along the river with plenty of places for my dog to swim. Nice for a casual outing.

hiking
4 months ago

First time going and couldn’t have been more pleased. Great trail conditions. Didn’t run into many muddy spots. There was an animal carcass about .5 miles up. Wish I would have seen it before my dog did...other than that I loved the hike itself.

trail running
8 months ago

Not ideal for trail running as of August 18th, 2018. - It’s really overgrown with prickly brush about 3 miles in, so wear pants, or just hike and take it slow. - Keep your eyes down for rattlesnakes— they can blend in with the dirt/boot tracks!

hiking
Sunday, August 19, 2018

Took Moose Tracks to Bone Crusher. Good day hike. The views at the top were great but also enjoyed a lot of views along the way.

Fun times

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Beautiful hike. Take moose tracks to bone crusher. The ridge is awesome and the last mile or so to the summit is extremely loose.

hiking
Sunday, July 22, 2018

My review from 3 summers ago warned of snakes and poison ivy. A friend told me "You've got to go in the winter!", so I did. On a sunny day in November, after a very light snow, it was beautiful. Easy trail, no crowds, no bugs, no snakes, and the poison ivy was withered and easily identified by the telltale berries.

hiking
Saturday, July 21, 2018

This hike is one of the most challenging but most rewarding hikes in the area! Views from the top are incredible, and views from the start of Bone Crusher up are also great. DO NOT follow the map on AllTrails to summit the mountain, take the Bone Crusher trail (which starts at the top of the Swift Current ski lift) to the peak. The trail will seem to stop being so visible, but just follow the ridge line up and your going the right direction!

hiking
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Very nice, sparsely traversed trail. There are two lakes at the end, Moon Lake and Deer Lake. Both are beautiful. Many microclimate changes and overall just a pretty amazing hike. Bring bug spray for the horse flies and skeeters at the lake. And always, bear spray!

hiking
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Most importantly - do NOT follow the alltrails map. We did not upload our recording since we went up the alltrails trail up but took the way down recommended by others. We took the swift current chairlift up 2 miles and were then recommended to take bone crusher up to the trail. We took the all trails trail up which is not a trail. If not doing the chairlift, we were told to take moose tracks to bone crusher and then up lone mountain and to take the same way down. Lone mountain was made entirely of shale rocks and felt unstable to walk on. This hike is definitely not for those afraid of heights or unsteadiness. We were told the 'actual trail' is supposedly new and definitely not broken in. We encountered several others on the trail so we knew we were going the right way after going up the wrong way. Ropes were along the ridge but were not secured for grabbing. On the way down (on the way we were instructed to go up) there was more shale rock and a lot of three-point climbs but it was manageable. The experience was worth the hike but hoping that the 'new trail' the locals talked about gets more broken in for others so its a little less sketchy on the rocks.

hiking
Monday, May 14, 2018

Really great trail for running or taking your parents!! Perfect for spring when you don’t want to encounter snow!

hiking
Sunday, April 22, 2018

If this trail were out in the middle of nowhere it would be great. However, it is a zoo. Super crowded.

on Bear Trap Canyon

trail running
Monday, March 26, 2018

Went for a trail run March 2018 and the trail was in great shape. Well trafficked, and minimal elevation gain. It is usually pretty windy. Be cautious of the foliage.

backpacking
Monday, October 02, 2017

Trail from Lava Lake to first ridge was very easy to find, but snow (3-10 inches) obscured the trail after 8,000 feet (10/1/17)

hiking
Monday, September 04, 2017

Awesome hike. Took Moose Tracks to Bone Crusher then up. Bone Crusher ended but it's pretty obvious where to continue. Up to the tram station. There's been brutal fire around lately so because of smoke, I hitched a ride back with the tram (as seen on the route), then hiked the South Service Rd to the base for the sake of time. Do not do this if you're afraid of heights, have vertigo, or dislike shear drop offs on both sides of a fairly narrow trail. Coming down would have been brutal if not for the tram.

hiking
Sunday, September 03, 2017

Beautiful lightly used. Saw cub and mom black bear on way out

Lots of rocks in the trail, so a lot of time looking at your feet. But very much worth the hike, both for the stream that is either always within sound or site, and the peaceful serenity of Moon and Deer lakes. Went in midAugust, and huckleberries and thimbleberries everywhere. Surprised to see so many flowers as well on the upper 2/3 of the hike.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Good hike. A little scrambling involved for 75 yds on ridge and towards the top due to steepness. Great views. Not recommended for dogs.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Awesome trail! Spend most of trail above Lava Lake above the Tree line so the views are spectacular. The trail is slightly obscure near the top but cairns easily guide the hiker. Lots of elevation gained but totally worth it.

We hiked in from Big Sky to Lava Lake, ended up being 25 miles or so. It was pretty up on Table Mountain and welcomed flat area!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Some amazing views from the top!

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