Columbia Mountain Trail

HARD 29 reviews
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Columbia Mountain Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kalispell, Montana that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, horses, and mountain biking. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1906 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

horseback riding

forest

river

waterfall

rocky

hiking
23 days ago

Not what I expected. I was looking for a 10 mile hike and thought this was it. When this says it is 5.3 miles I thought the trail would end. There is a small waterfall at about 2.5 miles but the trail continues on after that. If you want to go to the lookout at the top of the mountain it is about 7.3 miles one way that are pretty steep. Since I didn’t know what to expect on this trail I kept going past the waterfall. If you want to see a better waterfall than the one that is directly on the trail, cross the small river and go up the riverbank on the right. There is about a 20 foot waterfall about 2/8 of a mile up the river. The trail does go up at first and then down and then up. The last 4 miles are really steep so be prepared. The view from the top is breathtaking.

trail running
27 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

1 month ago

steep but worth it

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty but challenging. Loved the water falls! And the view was amazing!

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike with a few waterfalls along the way. Amazing views of the valley at various points. Hidden waterfalls just off trail that the dog loved to play in. Lots of elevation changes but also had lots of switch backs.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

4 months ago

mountain biking
5 months ago

Amazing trail, great view, small waterfall. I highly recommend doing it.

6 months ago

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Encountered Black Bear on hike about 3 miles up.

Monday, August 01, 2016

hiking
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great hike for 8 yrs and up. once you get to the water, head left and follow the trail up to the top. Great falls. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016