Blodgett Canyon Overlook Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hamilton, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and bird watching. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.8 miElevation gain531 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingBird watchingViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Walter Lacey
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just right...

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sebastian petzing
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Hiking

Had to go back because I dropped my sunglasses yesterday... still a great hike though! And I found the sunglasses!!

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sebastian petzing
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If you've reached the second bench, turn around - do not go around the bench to continue your hike or you will go the wrong way like I did... Anyway, beautiful hike with a beautiful view at the end! Very doable even when getting lost on the trail in December.

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Gavin Prough
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Hiking

Great hike, little icy, we’ll maintained

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Daniel Nygren
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Had to park about 3 miles down the road from the trail head because I was afraid I’d get my car stuck in the snow. Added on some distance, but was not too bad, made for a lovely Saturday. The trail itself was pretty easy, even in a few inches of snow. The views at the top were beautiful in the snow. It was a bit cloudy, but still got some good looks.

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Andrew van Marle
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Bj Ayers
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Stephen Reale
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Stephen Reale
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Mason Mariner
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Bird watchingGreat!

This trail is BEAUTIFUL, especially with the fall leaves. It's not too hard but it's still a good workout. The view at the top is phenomenal. My dog and I loved it The road to get there was a well-maintained dirt forest service road that I had no issues getting up in my tiny 2 wheel drive car.

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Erica Hurt
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Absolutely gorgeous in the fall!!

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Tina Charney
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Great hike. Although have to be honest. We missed one of the switchbacks at the second bench and went straight up the mountain for a bit before we caught on.

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Bea Ege
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Stephanie Russell
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Hiking

Short nice hike! Beautiful view at the top with nice area to just sit and enjoy the view.

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Manda Weidow
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WalkingGreat!

easy trail to follow great for beginners

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Angie Cola
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Hiking

Short hike is rewarded by beautiful views of valley on one side of overlook and canyon on the other.

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Julie Pokorny
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HikingGreat!

You rarely get this kind of payoff in terms of amazing views with relatively easy hiking. So beautiful.

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Dina Aburmishan
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Hiking

It was lovely, but could be slightly difficult for newbies. Narrow and rocky trail so bring your hiking boots! A few small side trials that can get you off track so be aware.

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Heather Jessop
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went September 17, 2020, still great quick hike this morning, even with all the smoke. passed a gentleman that found moose antlers on the trail

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Lori Lockshin
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We had a great time, but don’t miss the turn. When you see the second bench do not go further you missed the turn. The pictures I posted or us coming down the part we should not have gone to.

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Erin Kershisnik
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HikingGreat!

Hornets nest was quiet but grateful for the heads up! Crisp air and bluebird skies after an early storm blew through. I recommend trekking poles for the weak ankles or creaky kneed even though it is a very easy hike. Amazing payoff for a casual stroll!

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Sage Hiller
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HikingGreat!

Hiked on Sunday 8/30 and it is one of those trails I couldn’t recommend more highly. Not buggy, and a light length for HUGE view gains. Pleasant and well-defined trail made for a wonderful stroll to take in the Montana scenery.

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Jenny Haas
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AllTrails User
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A perfect out and back trail that totals 3 miles. The hike is a gradual uphill with cool mountain air, as you hike from a rocky hill up through a conifer forest. The view rivals that of Zion.

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Tom Dasso
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Nice little easy hike to a great view overlooking the canyon. Highly recommend going in the morning so the sun shines down the canyon at your back instead of right into your face at sunset, although I'm sure it's beautiful at sunset too. The hornet's nest is massive hanging on a small branch, head level on your left as you ascend. Only a hundred or so feet from the sign differentiating between the overlook trail and the long ones. Yes, one of us got a sting but only on the way down. Something to keep in mind. Dogs are allowed on leash.

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Ed Magnowski
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Nice temp, dry conditions led to a pleasant hike.

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Stephanie Dean
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HikingGreat!

The trail was fun!! And the overlook, absolutely amazing!!!

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karlee ketelboeter
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HikingGreat!

Did this a couple days ago, there is a HUUUGGEEE hornet nest right on the trail. Being afraid of wasps and the like it was a huge deal to me. But of course when I went by both times they didn’t do anything and there was quite a bit of ppl so they don’t be seeming to bother anyone at all. Fear is just in my head. But still just know where it is and don’t go wacking any branches on the trial. It’s fairly early in the walk, very first switchback, about 50-100 ft from the educational sign.

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Patricia Taylor
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HikingGreat!Rocky

Easy hike with a steady ascent.

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