Blodgett Canyon Overlook Trail

EASY 80 reviews

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

2.8 miles
531 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




9 days ago

Super special!! Trail follows the creek most of the way. Extremely pleasant and scenic!! No steep drop-offs. — just easy pleasure. Enjoyed it so much that I hiked it two days in a row!

Tip: Spend the night a Blodget Campground at base. It’s free, small, and quiet! No water and you need to pack out what you pack in. Camp host, Chris, is a fascinating individual and has encyclopedic knowledge about nature and wildlife. Be sure to have a chat with him!!!

17 days ago

For my first hike it was a amazing start . Make sure you have good shoes with plenty of traction , at one section you have to go thru a forest which is mostly made up of prickly evergreen trees . The view is amazing and totally worth the drive up . Not very much parking and kind of a narrow drive up .

19 days ago

After having done bear creek overlook this trail is not a super good view in comparison. An easy hike though for all ages young-elderly.

1 month ago

Did this hike in the afternoon after having done the Blodgett Canyon hike earlier in the day. Maybe that's why I think it a little tougher than the "easy" designation would indicate.

1 month ago

Super easy hike with a great reward ! Bring bear spray and enjoy the wildflowers :)

2 months ago

Lots of wildflowers right now! Heavily trafficked. Past the second bench there is a side trail up to a rocky outlook on the south side of the mountain which was fun but dangerously steep on loose dirt in a few spots, you need good traction and balance and perhaps a touch of willingness to do some sliding on your butt coming back down. At the overlook at the end of the trail there are several spots to go exploring out on rocks to get even better views. Great trail overall.

2 months ago

Takes a little effort to get to the end but very cool once you do. Large open area where you could picnic, relax, rest, etc. The worst part I thought was the drive up. I have a fairly new car and the unpaved road is very rough. Glad I went on a week night after work as there didn’t seem like there was much parking.

2 months ago

Awesome hike. My boys even said it was easy. Views are spectacular this spring!!!!

3 months ago

I agree with previous poster. it was a beautiful hike, but was surprised at the steep climb. Strenuous at times for an old gal like me, but the view was well worth the struggle.

3 months ago

Beautiful view the whole way! The trails were a bit more narrow and steeper than expected but still easy enough for a novice hiker such as myself.

8 months ago

Still a great trail in December. Found minimal ice, completed in 45 minutes. the wind coming out of the canyon at the top was brutal at 30 degrees in the valley so dress warm.

10 months ago

Nice easy trail. Nice views of the valley and mountains

Sunday, July 30, 2017

well went on the trail to get some pictures lost my drone if any finds send me an email plez thanks

Monday, July 24, 2017

great hike.. not hard.. but i wouldn't say easy for beginners..

Thursday, July 13, 2017

We got married on this lookout:) spectacular.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

This hike is moderately easy. There are two resting lookout benches to sit on on the way and then one at the top to sit on to enjoy the beautiful view. The trail is nice. The views are absolutely amazing. This is one of my favorite hikes in the area.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Short, good workout, very rewarding view! We usually do this one a few times a year with kids as young as 5.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Beautiful walk! Really enjoyed the view and the breeze at the top!

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Beautiful views from the top, trail in excellent condition. Easy even in 90 degree heat, nice breeze at top.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

View was great. Didn't make it to the end, only about 1/2 way.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Nice moderate climb.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017

this is a very simple hike with stunning views at the end. worth every bit of the trip! you will LOVE the pictures you get from this hike!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

It was a great hike for starting out this season. Beautiful day too.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Excellent trail. Beautiful views. We will be back

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Smooth and easy little hike. The incline is gradual and the view is certainly worth the hike. Pretty good chance you'll see other hikers. There is a great variety of flora if your interested in bringing a field guide.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Awesome hike for anybody lookin for a quick, easy, and fun hike!

Monday, April 10, 2017

This hike was amazing because it is an easy 1.4 miles in and 1.4 out, the view at the top of the overlook is incredible and breathtaking. You are able to see canyon in its entire beauty.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Love love love this trail! Perfect little out and back with an absolutely stunning view of Blodgett canyon and easy enough to do with my mom who has a total knee.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Short hike with great reward at the end. Get out and do this while the fall colors are out, it's gorgeous!

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