Cedar Flats Loop is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Columbia Falls, Montana that offers the chance to see wildlife 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.

Length3.7 miElevation gain288 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingRunningDog friendlyForestWildlife
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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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J Sibbitt
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Hiking

most of the trail has become a Logging Road. there's very little in the way of a hiking trail as we know it. However I enjoyed the trip.u

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Logan Goldie-Scot
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Elsa Baltz
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WalkingGreat!

Very easy. Popular. Just note that the main part of the trailhead I found was right under the power lines. On either side is private property from what I saw. First time doing it. Saw a friend out on the trail. Purely random and wonderful. It looked like my friend parked in a different spot and did the loop from a different way which I thought was interesting!

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Michael Bergeron
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WalkingGreat!

It was a little rocky but overall a nice afternoon hike. Had tried to hike in Glacier but it was way too crowded so we left. Did not see another person on this hike. Did see one deer and some old bear tracks. It turns out it was mountain lion tracks after checking the internet.

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Chas Haworth
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Hiking

One of the previous reviewers was correct, The directions lead you to a private driveway. Head for the power lines, the trailhead is directly underneath them. The trail was a little rocky in spots for running but over all pleasant. I'm glad I had the app and its maps To help me find the way!

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Seema Benipal
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WalkingClosed

Don’t go there!!!! We went there was trying to find a parking spot... so we drove little pass the trail, unfortunately we drove into someone’s private property( we had no idea) . Few seconds later as we drive in., a lady walked out the house saying “next time we will shot you !!” Oh well we didn’t end up going to the trail and went back to our cabin!

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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.

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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.

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Kristin Krueger
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Hiking

Perfect evening walk.

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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!!!

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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.

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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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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.

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Cory Nostedt
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HikingNo shade

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

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Crawford Pariseau
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HikingPrivate property

fun little trail

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Michael Leung
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