Lake Como Loop Trail

EASY 42 reviews

Lake Como Loop Trail is a 7.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Darby, Montana that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.5 miles
577 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly





mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers


Lake Como Trail is located between Hamilton and Darby, MT. This trail wraps around the entire lake with a waterfall at the west (back) end. To hike the trail as a "loop" it is about 8 miles. To do an "out and back" hike to the falls on the north shore trail it is about 6 miles round trip.

2 months ago

Did this trail on horse back in summer 2016. Perfect!!

6 months ago

Easy and flat. Great for getting in your first hike of the summer to test the old body out.

6 months ago

Easy. we're fat out of shape smokers.

trail running
7 months ago

We had an excellent time on this trail. It certainly isn't conducive to running the entire time, but it was a beautiful and interesting trail the entire way around.

7 months ago

Love this trail to the waterfall it gets a bit rocky but is fairly flat

7 months ago

Great hike, easy minimal incline with many opportunities for swimming and fishing. The only downside is that part of the trail goes through the campground which is inconvenient and looses the feel of nature a little bit but overall a fun and leisurely time.

mountain biking
8 months ago

My buddy and I took our Mountain Bikes around the 7.5 Mile Loop. Such a rush but pretty sketchy at times. We were the only people with bikes on the trail but there were a lot of families hiking with dogs. This is one of my favorite trails.

8 months ago

Not much elevation change but swollen creeks in early June made it a bit more challenging than it otherwise would have been. Keep your eyes peeled for the foot bridges!

9 months ago

We ran this from our campsite with the pups. A lot of loose stones and light elevation over the 8 miles. Beautiful views, would be more fun for a leisurely hike. Falls were roaring end of May and trail was muddy in a few spots. Overall a great hike/run close to camp and close to the highway.

11 months ago

great, alot of people, extremely gorgeous

Sunday, October 02, 2016

This is such a beautiful hike that it took my friend and I four hours because I was constantly stopping for pictures. When we hiked it on September 28th the waterfalls were flowing just enough water to listen to its ambiance, but we're calm enough to jump around on the rocks exposed out of the current.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

nice trail and very level. great views off and on

Sunday, July 24, 2016

1.5 hours to waterfalls and 1 hour back. Lots of people and boat noise (Sunday). Go during week and take a swimsuit.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Pretty easy trail well groomed. lots of great water effects and views of the lake. I'd rate the traffic as moderate to busy depending on the day.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Went all the way around. So happily surprised to find the rushing water at the mid point of the lake. So beautiful. We sat at the waters edge and cooled our feet! What a treat. Long walk but worth it!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Easy hike. Good trail. Save $5 and park on the road above the boat ramp. It adds a half a mile to the hike.

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Very beautiful. Easy hike, took about 4 hours. Enjoyed good views.

Monday, April 04, 2016

My wife and I hiked the loop today. Easy terrain. Many children. Moms and dogs on the trail. Still a little ice on the south part of loop. Trail runners mountain bikers and potentially horseback rides all get to use the trail. Very pretty and scenic. At a slow pace it can be done n 4 hours. I hiked it with a leg brace on from quad surgery.
Great beginner trail. Great family trail.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Beautiful. First time I hiked this was the first week of March 2015. My boyfriend and I were the only sign of human life anywhere around the lake and up on the trails. We definitely weren't the only ones there though, fresh bear cub prints! Great hike, thoroughly enjoyed the terrain variation and the face that I got to go bouldering for about one mile in the snow.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Loved this hike I just did the out and back on the north side to get to the waterfall. I loved the views and the dip in the lake was nice. The cliffs on the left side of the waterfall are great for jumping!

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