Sam Braxton National Recreation Trail

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Sam Braxton National Recreation Trail is a 2.9 mile loop trail located near Missoula, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
639 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

7 days ago

easy fun hike

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1 month ago

Beautiful, easy trail. Great for dogs! If you come to a confusing intersection with other trails, just follow the signs for trail 9.0 and look for the little recreation area logo on the tree.

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1 month ago

If you go right along the Sam Braxton turn uphill on the 9.0 trail and then follow the GPS when you get to the loop. Really nice hike. Great vistas.

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10 months ago

Pretty trail, marked poorly though

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Nice loop. Map at the trailhead is helpful as loop crosses several other routes in the forrest.

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Saturday, July 08, 2017

little longer then posted and get a map

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Nice trail. Wildflowers all along the trail.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Beautiful spring day!

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Monday, December 05, 2016

Amazing hike and easy on the legs! Did it in the winter. Good for dogs as well!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Beautiful hike, pretty easy to do.

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Great hike, a little steep and gravelly at one point but well worth it given the long flat ridge trail with one great view after another. Be sure to stay to the left at the beginning, we didn't but found our way to the correct trail following the map.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Great hike and kids will like it too. Super close to town so it's just a quick one

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Monday, July 25, 2016

It was so fun. This was my first hike since I was a kid, so I don't have much to compare too, but it was very enjoyable. I found it challenging at a couple points, but I am a beginner.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Had a great hike, wildflowers were in bloom, and encountered many others hiking that seemed to be enjoying such a beautiful hike in the pattee canyon area.

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Friday, June 28, 2013

A nice, quiet, easy trail. Along the way, you will pass by the remains of an early Montana homestead. A great trail if you want to have a small mountain hike but don't have a lot of time. Close to town and dogs are okay off the leash, under voice control.

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