Blodgett Canyon

MODERATE 15 reviews
#21 of 40 trails in

Blodgett Canyon is a 26 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hamilton, Montana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from July until September. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

26.0 miles
3,028 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding





Road to trail was good, trail was melting snow/ice.

7 months ago

Great hike

11 months ago

The first three miles are gorgeous. Amazing views of Prinz Ridge and easy access to the creek. The next two miles to the falls are shady and sweet with a sweet payoff at the second set of falls. Another nice, shady two miles gets you into the actual wilderness area and to seven mile meadow where there are decent campsites. Water access here was made difficult by muddy banks, suck diminished the sites appeal. If you're not going all the way to the lake, camp here because the campsites at nine mile meadow are seriously lacking and were beyond infested with mosquitoes. From nine mile meadow, it's roughly three miles to the lake and the trail saves almost all the elevation gain until the end while affording really nice views of the surrounding peaks. The lake itself is tiny with an oily sheen and seemed devoid of fish, we were reluctant to swim though other folks told us they had. Three are several decent campsites I the near side of the lake, but we didn't explore much die to boggy conditions around the lake. The trail itself was overgrown and grabby with deep trenches at intervals that made footing uneasy at times. The initial five miles are the highlight of this trail, as there are far nicer lakes in the Bitterroot corridor.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Breathtaking views pretty much from the start. I hiked about 7.5 miles out, passing several waterfalls on the way. At around five miles deep was probably the coolest one. I stopped when I reached a nice sized meadow with some awesome views. Nice break from the thick timber. Saw one moose cow hanging out by the creek. Overall excellent for a short or long hike.

Friday, March 03, 2017

absolutely stunning and amazing views. very busy when I went but beautiful. bring bear spray.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Iconic Montana views with so little shouldn't be this easy

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Only hiked about 4 miles in on a day hike. Very fun. Find a place along the way to cool off your feet in the river and read a book.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Absolutely beautiful!!! Easy hike with great views of the canyon and the creek is spectacular, need to fish it

2 months ago

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

recorded Downfall

Monday, July 04, 2016

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Friday, March 28, 2014