Saint Mary Peak Trail

HARD 60 reviews

Saint Mary Peak Trail is a 6.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Stevensville, Montana that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2493 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

views

scramble

snow

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14 days ago

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1 month ago

This trail can be temperamental. We ran in to a snow storm on top Labor Day 2016 despite decent weather at the valley floor. Beautiful hike.

1 month ago

Hard but worth it. Trail in beautiful condition. would not take a car to trail head lots of rocks. 3.8 miles each way, all up. Easily most beautiful payoff of the summer.

Awesome hike! We only saw one other person on the trail the entire day. The middle portion flattens out and is a nice break before the climb to the top. The trail to the top was quite warm but had amazing views along the way! We met the person manning the lookout and he was really nice. He even have our 3 and 6 year olds a tour of the lookout. We are definitely going back!

2 months ago

Great hike!!

2 months ago

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2 months ago

The views are unreal. If you go when there is a volunteer at the lookout you learn all sorts of good stuff!

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3 months ago

Great walk with beautiful views. Had the top to ourselves so soaked in the views and enjoyed some lunch

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3 months ago

Hiked on July 12, 2017. Sunny day, we left the trailhead at 6:45 am and the temp was 50*, returned to the trailhead at noon and the temp was 70*. Took our dog which this is a popular trail to bring a dog. On top it was windy and we put on our wind breakers. We are not young hikers but experienced hikers and it took us 2-1/4 hours to get to the top. This is a popular, well worn trail and has many exposed tree roots and lots of rocks which makes the hike down slower than normal. Many horse flies on the trail thru the trees so we used a spray mix of 2/3 apple cider vinegar and 1/3 water which we sprayed on the dog and us. Kept us and the pup happy and horse fly free.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Amazing views at the top. Lots of bugs too, so bring bug spray. There's a set of waterfalls down by the alpine lake in the basin that you see and hear from the top. Wanted to hike down to them, but a thunderstorm started to roll in.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Challenging and bear grass all along the way to keep you moving! This is one of my favorite so far in the Bitterroot. Be prepared with water and snacks. My pup loved frolicking in the snow banks. We hit 4 small patches on July 1, easy to navigate through even in sneaks. Breathtaking views!

3 months ago

Hardest hike I've done so far but it is the most amazing, rewarding trail I've ever done.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

Tried to do this hike on 5/29/2017. We were really excited to see the great views everyone describes. Drove about 45min up a narrow dirt road just as the other reviews have explained. Couldn't drive all the way to the trailhead due to snow, so parked on the side of the road and walked another 0.75miles to the trailhead. While it was a warm and sunny day, we encountered too much snow on the trail to continue on foot (without snowshoes) after about 0.25 miles. We definitely want to try this hike again, just will do so later in the summer after the snow melts.