Scapegoat Mountain is a 29.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Augusta, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 29.7 miles Elevation Gain: 7,352 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly




nature trips

bird watching



wild flowers

10 months ago

Took me and a friend 3 days total, starting at Smith creek trailhead. Trail was well marked, but not the easiest to follow. Some of the signs were sideways, and with all of the private property while going in, left some confusing forks that aren't on any maps. But we figured it out! There was also a lot more river crossings than expected, and none with bridges. We also took the trail that follows the base of the cliff face, and that was awesome! Only saw people on the continental trail, (about 5 in total), and saw one single bear print. The views on top of that beast are amazing! And well worth all the effort to get up there. The only real dangerous part of the trail is when getting up onto the platform of it (from the north east side), for around a quarter to a half mile of steep sideways trail with a bluff going down, and a little washed out in some parts. All in all it was a good time!

11 months ago

1.5 day total. Hard but rewarding. Little to no trail in many spots

Tue Jul 31 2018

a lot of the trail was unmarked. didn't see another person for the 3 days I was out there, amazing views for an incredible journey

Wed May 13 2015

Wed Sep 25 2013