Crow Creek Trail

EASY 13 reviews

Crow Creek Trail is a 12.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Ronan, Montana that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

12.5 miles
3,375 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


mountain biking

trail running



4 months ago

Very nice hike, trail becomes steep quickly. We didn't see any bears.

4 months ago

very good trail! the lower falls are amazing right now!!

4 months ago

nice easy hike

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Need to have a tribal recreation permit to hike this trail, FYI.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Thursday, August 11, 2016

It was a nice easy hike along the crow river

Monday, July 27, 2015

This is a delightful hike, and we did not encounter any bears. Beautiful waterfalls are found on a trail that branches to the right. There are no trail markers.

Friday, July 29, 2011

We decided to take a hike in the Flathead National Forest, just west of us here in Polson, MT. Polson is located at the southern end of the Flathead Lake, which is pretty big. Forest information is here, and trail information here.

We started down the trail under overcast conditions and it was about 62 degrees. About 15 minutes down the trail, which follows the Flathead River (raging white water) upstream, the sun started to come out. We passed rock falls and high peaks as the river passed between two very high mountain ridges. Lots of ground bushes and tall pines.

About 25 minutes into the trail, as we were passing a blueberry patch, Barb yelled to me to stop because we had a bear. Sure enough, I looked up the hill and about 60 feet away, a grizzly stood up and looked at us. At first, Barb said it might be a brown bear, but it was tan with a black muzzle, just like you see in National Geographic: grizzly.

We yelled and the bear retreated about 5 feet to a tall stump and stood higher, about 6' tall. We yelled and waved our arms and she retreated a little more, which is when we could hear the cub.

Now, we're nervous.

We slowly start back down the trail, partially backing away, because the books say 'do not run' (mostly because bears can run faster than you can). We could hear the bear bellowing for another 3-4 minutes, until we were around a bend in the trail and out of earshot.

We spend the remainder of the the walk back down to the parking lot looking over our shoulder every few feet, but, fortunately, the bear did not follow.

I think we'll invest in some bear spray and a cow bell for our walking sticks for future wilderness adventures.

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