Rangers Delight Trail is a 0.7 mile out and back trail located near Hillsboro, Montana that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

0.7 miles
131 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




4 months ago

Combined most rim hike by starting State Line trail, very nice loop ending back at State Line. Pretty level, SW colors, water way down. 1 hour 15 minutes including getting lost a little bit.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

This was an amazing view! Must do if in the area!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

If you have to pick just one hike, take the State Line Trail. It is a bit easier, more scenic with a great view of the canyon. The view at the end of the Ranger's Delight trail barely overlooks the river and canyon. This hike was also a bit more strenuous than the State Line Trail and not as scenic.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This is an easy trail with a dramatic view at the end. On a scale of one to WOW, it is a double WOW!!!!!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Park in the designated area on the west side of the park road one-half mile north of the Montana state line. The trail begins on the east side of the road on the lower north edge of the draw. While following the faint road cut, it is easy to feel like the only person that has ever hiked this trail. Continue to follow the trail through the saddle and toward the canyon. At the cut-off fence post and trail marker, you can turn left and hike toward the rim. This is the end of the trail. Walking to the right will bring you into the bend of the river and give unique views of the canyon. Walking to the left, you have a good view of the ledge below with a sheep trail that treacherously traces the canyon rim. For more solitude and exploration go back to the cut-off fence post and continue to follow the road cut and trail markers to the State Line trail. The connecting trail is 0.37 miles each way.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

It is a great hike with a wonderful view!

5 months ago