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Cedar Flats Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbia Falls, Montana that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.7 mi Elevation gain 288 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Running

Forest

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Tips
Getting There

There are other short trails within the loop, but the loop trail is the most distinguishable and traveled. The north end of the loop is on a forest service road for less than 0.5 miles.

From Columbia Falls - go North on 4th Ave West, the trail head is on your right 1.5 miles after the railroad tracks.

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Reviews (43)
Photos (18)
Recordings (32)
Completed (53)
Bill Shirley
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Road biking

Mostly exposed but enough shade to keep it doable on a 90+ degree early August day.

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Amy Mundt Bokarae
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HikingOver grown
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Fiona Jensen-Hitch
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Hiking

Have done this in fall, winter, and spring now and I love it for a nice evening walk with my dog.

Garrett Hallmark
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HikingSnow

Bits of snow here and there. We were the only folks on the trail so the quiet was pleasant. Wouldn’t say there is anything special about the trail but it got the job done.

Kristin Krueger
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Hiking

Perfect evening walk.

Cody Brothwell
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Mountain bikingIcySnow

Great trail for mountain biking, you have a small bike ride up the trail and then you have a smooth ride all the way down. For mountain bikers, I recommend you ride this trail in the summer to fall. In the spring time there was too much snow for riding regularly. But other than that a great trail!!!

Josh Spainhower
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IcyMuddySnow

Fun trail to run easy to navigate still quite a bit of snow for running tho March 7th. would love to do it again once the snow clears up. In good shape for hiking.

Candacei Sellman
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HikingSnow

Great winter trail!! Feb 14th Hiked in my boots but could’ve easily been in snowshoes or xc skis. Marked well, parking right off the highway.

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Joe Rizzi
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HikingIcySnow
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Mandi Perry
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HikingSnow

Great hike with a great friend!

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Carla Rose
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Hiking

We hiked this fun trail with our two dogs and didn’t see another person the entire loop. Great trail for the dogs which we let off leash.

Cory Nostedt
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HikingNo shade

Short trail through the woods. Very little of anything other than trees. Trail is well groomed.

Crawford Pariseau
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HikingPrivate property

fun little trail

Anna Starr
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RunningOver grownRocky

Nice, short, beautiful trail for hiking and running. Be careful not to twist an ankle though; lots of lose, large gravel on the trail.

Cyndi Cushing
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Hiking

Easy hike, nothing spectacular. Trailhead parking is where the highway and utility corridor intersect. Trail does follow power lines for about 1/2 mile or more. If you're taking your dog, keep him on a leash for his safety - there have been traps along the trail and dogs have been caught in them.

Shaunda Higginbotham
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Hiking

difficult to find, dont follow the map link because that takes you to private property on the golf course. take the "getting there" instructions and you will find it. nice trail once you find it.

James Mileur
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entrance inside private property

Marissa Turnbow
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would probably be great if you didn't spend most of your time just trying to find the trailhead.

Don Dodge
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Hiking
First to Review

Hard to find the trailhead during the winter so i'm rating this a 3/5. Not groomed or anything either, but definitely plenty to discover and do a little bushwhacking.

Russ Linton
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Hiking
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Brian S.
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Mountain biking
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Brian S.
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Hiking
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Christopher W.
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Hiking
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kirt ecker
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Lindsey L.
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