Mill Creek Trail

MODERATE 31 reviews
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Mill Creek Trail is a 11 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hamilton, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
11.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,309 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trail. It’s my own fault that I went too far (turned around about 8 miles in), particularly since the temperature was in the mid-90s. Up until about 3 miles past the falls it was quite nice. After that the trail starts climbing considerably more steeply without any good views. All the berries along the trail were much appreciated!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail! Started around 8:30 am and hiked about 4 miles in before turning around. Saw very few people until ~1 mile before trailhead. Parts of the trail were overgrown with vegetation and muddy. Like others have said, parts of trail go through previous burn area that is not very shaded. Will definitely come back to hike in further. The dogs loved it!

1 month ago

Easy to moderate trail. Beautiful views. Past the Falls is a bit grown in. Make sure you have plenty of water for after the falls. You can’t get close to the Creek for quite a ways.

2 months ago

Love this trail. Well marked. Water is awesome this time of year!

rock climbing
4 months ago

Beautiful trail, steep incline at first, but levels out through the canyon, which is breathtaking and impressively tall-walled! Young pine forest surroundings. A friend I visited at Missoula State took me climbing here for my first time and it is a memory I will cherish forever.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

love this trail

hiking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Good trail. Went back to the waterfall. Creek was really moving today.

walking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Very pretty with the Creek running high

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

Took our time and had a blast on and off trail!! Would and will do it again ☺

hiking
Monday, September 26, 2016

Really nice day hike. The terrain changes frequently which helps to keep things interesting. We didn't go all the way to the lake but, stopped at the falls for a break and headed back out. Did this hike today, last week of September; gorgeous colors throughout the trail. There were two tricky spots where we had to cross deep, standing water. Keep an eye out for a good walking stick to help cross, if you don't already have polls.

hiking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

I started this hike from a trail located on the north side of Mill Creek. It was a decent hike with lots of views of the mountains. It was not as difficult as canyon lake trail or Blodgett. I thought the falls were nice. Made for a good day hike.

hiking
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Great hike to the falls! Has a beautiful little swimming area. We didn't hike the whole way, just to the falls. Great for dogs! Lots of water and a pretty easy hike overall.

hiking
Thursday, September 05, 2013

first 2 miles are very scenic and beautiful, you get to enjoy the water. The next 3 miles to the falls is practically all open with no shade, although views are nice you are away from the water most of the time until you reach the falls. There are quit a few areas of overgrown trees and brush that you must push your way through it made me feel like bear bate! My review of this trail may have been a little more favorable but i went when it was over 100 degree's outside, no shade made for a hot miserable hike. Although I do have to say the waterfall was beautiful and there was a nice swimming hole at the base.

hiking
Monday, July 08, 2013

Excellent, easy trail and gorgeous views from every angle!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

recorded Mill Creek Trail

Sunday, September 04, 2016

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