Maclay Flat Nature Trail

EASY 28 reviews
#5 of 29 trails in

Maclay Flat Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile loop trail located near Missoula, Montana and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

For an easy outing beyond the Missoula city limits, try the trail at Maclay Flat. The path is wide, level and surfaced to accommodate wheelchairs. It takes you along the Bitterroot River and through adjacent meadows, with some great views of mountains around Missoula. (missoulian.com website)

15 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

I often do this loop with my little dog who loves this area as much as I do. I start going right from the parking area so I'll end up by the river. Great views, not too many people, and there are nice informational signs posted throughout for some learning opportunities.

hiking
4 months ago

Just a great walk/hike! Quite level and good gravel surface. Wonderful views of the Ponderosa Pines and meadows with surrounding foothills to the mountains. Nice stretch along the Bitterroot River too.

walking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Easy walk or even run. Very peaceful and enjoyable. Went today around 5, not a lot of people, sun still out, and was overall a good trail. Would definitely go again!

birding
4 months ago

Great place to do some birding, just get out or dip in the river. Moose can bee seen in mid summer occassionally. Pick up after your dog please.

hiking
8 months ago

Great place to fit in a half-hour hike. Pups must be on leash.

10 months ago

fishing
11 months ago

Super easy access and great for a quick stop by the river with the kids after school!

hiking
Thursday, August 04, 2016

Beautiful, easy trail with river access. Take the 2 Mike loop. Great for leashed dogs and families. We start down the right side and end up skipping rocks in the river at the end every time with our kiddos.

trail running
Sunday, July 24, 2016

great little flat hike near town. nice loops and wide trails for hiking and jogging. watch for dog poop. great river accesses for the family.

Saturday, July 02, 2016

Great for pups but must be on leash while walking.

walking
Saturday, July 02, 2016