Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Lewis and Clark National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
27 days ago

I recommend hitching a ride on a motorboat to the end of the reservoir and beginning your hike there. The nine mile lake trail is strenuous, windy and with a lot of loose shale. Make sure to wave when the boats pass you by.

3 months ago

Perfect hike with young kids ~3+ years old. Good in all seasons. Some rock climbing or bouldering spots scattered throughout. Can connect with a hike up Jefferson Creek.

3 months ago

Good early season hike with easy access. The farmhouse is a good place for a break/de-layer before you start your ascent. Lots of elk scat in this area, but we didn’t see any large wildlife. Not recommended for young kids due to exposure, mild scrambling, and need to jump between boulders in a few spots depending on the route you take to the top. That said, rock stability was better than expected. Views at the summit are exceptional, but expect significant winds in the afternoon. Last, make sure to avoid descending towards the east as it’s easy to get cliffed out.

cross country skiing
4 months ago

First time cross country lesson. It was great. Only saw a small section of the trails but they were well groomed.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail with awesome views. The fall colors were great. Trail was pretty sloppy due to snow melt and there was still considerable snow along the way.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful fall colors. Trail was sloppy due to snow melt. Many sections were still covered by snow. Excellent loop hike though.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice little hike. Very kid friendly. Great views with shade. Not too crowded. Another hiker reported a black bear just off the trail by the upper fall.

Outstanding hike. First few miles are wooded with intermittent clearings which offer beautiful views. Nice grade (used for horses as well). We encountered a group of mountain goats at the pass. Reasonable scramble to the second ridge line if you take the western face ascent. Problem was, we couldn't find a good way up the final ascent and had to turn back after some serious climbing was involved. Think we should have gone a bit further to the south before heading up. Otherwise, you could cut across the north face at about 3 miles in, and scramble up to the ridge and follow to the summit from the east (that's what we'll try the next time). All-in-all a great hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Great easy hike that my 6 year old and 4 year old did easily. They loved the waterfall and I loved the view above the waterfall. Nice, easy hike!

Trail is not clear. It is very overgrown and you cannot get all the way to the top of the hill safely. Views were beautiful but this is not a great hiking trail.

This is a beautiful trail! It actually is only 3 miles as listed, not 8. There are 8 mile loops up there, but this is not it. Best place to park is at the fork in the road before entering the campground. The entrance to the trail is just to the left of the main road marked TR411. Follow that around for a nice loop.

camping
11 months ago

Great Spot to Camp out for the night. Keep your eye out for fire wood before you get there though!

snowshoeing
Friday, March 03, 2017

Great loops for some snowshoeing or cross country skiing. Easy trails with very little elevation gain.

Great trail for beginners with beautiful scenery.

Great hike, can make a loop of this to Our Lake, which is what we did-but it was a bit though to maneuver the boulders and scree. We were rewarded with amazing views of the lake and about 15 rams!

hiking
Monday, August 08, 2016

This trail offers some great views of the Big and Little Belt Mountains and follows closely along what appears to be an old logging road. The area appears to get heavy ATV traffic, with riders using their ATVs for the first 3-4 miles, and hiking the remainder to Tenderfoot River. The trail is wide but a bit rocky in many areas. The last mile is seriously steep and footing can be tough.

hiking
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fantastic trail with sweeping views of Rocky Mountain front range to the west and the Great Plains to the east. Trail climbs steadily and is in decent shape apart from areas where the trail crosses open grassland. In some places the trail disappears nearly completely aside from telltale signs of trampled grass. A short walk from the first saddle to the east reveals a great promontory for views to the east. Continue climbing up to where the trail dead ends at Blindhorse Creek. At the dead end, walk left to the crest of a hill, where you'll be treated to an "amphitheater" of Rocky Mountains sweeping more than 180 degrees.

hiking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Trail offers beautiful views of Gibson Reservoir and surrounding mountains. First 1-2 miles of trail runs near summer homes but soon after becomes very isolated. Trail is in very poor condition with numerous trees blocking path. Also, after approximately 4 miles, the trail becomes indistinguishable with the various game trails throughout the area. Signs are almost totally not present, so getting lost would be quite easy.

camping
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Not a trail but a nice campground. Very quiet.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Beautiful! We went 1 May and there was still some snow in the forested areas, but nothing waterproof boots can't handle. We didn't get all the way to the end but it was still worth it. Will definitely be doing this one again!

trail running
Saturday, April 09, 2016

Lots of fun, nice 8 mile loop

camping
Saturday, July 25, 2015

I went into the Bob this way back in April where it snowed on our day and was sunny on our day out. Lots of wildlife is seen such as bald eagles, elk, and mountain sheep. Really easy hike too, mostly flat with some slopes.

It's the Bob, and it's amazing. You can't really go wrong hiking in the Bob Marshall but if you are after views and a feeling of accomplishment, this trail will offer your that. Take lots of water, and a good camera. Parts of the trail are rocky so make sure you have good tread and start early!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The trail is a steady climb, not too strenuous though. I was allergic to something on that particular trail which was a challenge for me, so if you have allergies don't be like me and forget your pills! I enjoyed the views at the top, it is a perfect spot for a panoramic photo. You can see in all directions!

hiking
Sunday, January 19, 2014

This is the reservoir trail to get into the Bob marshall.. its long, no wait... Never ending... hot and dusty! Get ready to be run over by pack trains. Paradise is just beyond. I recommend kayaking and hiking from the end. We did 42 miles. 3 nights. Memorable trip but the reservoir is the worst part. Enjoy!

cross country skiing
4 months ago

skiing
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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