Swan River Trail

EASY 33 reviews

Swan River Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bigfork, Montana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles
68 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly




horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

rock climbing


trail running





wild flowers


1 month ago

Big Creek Hike as the local sign postage has - Swan River Trail is flat, long, and easy to navigate. Today there was about 16" of powder/packed powder on the trail so normally this trail would be a walk. Nice and quite, this path allows for views of the river and quite self-reflection. Bring the pup if you got one!

5 months ago

Area is nice, but I can't consider this a hike. A brisk walk at best.

6 months ago

Nice easy flat hike, great for an afternoon stroll, take some of the side trails for a view of the river and lake. We took the trail all the way to the paved road. We also saw deer.

7 months ago

very easy with kids. nice leisurely walk along the river. saw deer and people rafting

8 months ago

Nice walk with the family

9 months ago

The river is beautiful and you can't go wrong with a hike in this area. Easy enough for my 4 year old to do it all himself.

10 months ago

Traffic noise once you get past the dam is the reason for only given two stars

Monday, February 20, 2017

today was Feb. 19th. it was over 40 degrees, so the trail was very slushy. it is a flat trail. other users were very considerate.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

This was a very beautiful walk, especially with the leaves changing. It was fairly easy, the path was well traveled and well maintained.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

The views are to die for. Every turn unmasks more and more natural beauty.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Easy wide trail. Good for kids.

Saturday, August 06, 2016

Family friendly and easy hike. Going down to the river is a great idea.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What a beautiful trail to take my wife and 9 month old in his BoB stroller on :)

Sunday, May 08, 2016

it's not really hiking more of a walk. it's a gravel road with other little trails off of it to the river. Super beautiful views though and we will definitely be back. many people and bikers on trail

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Great family hike - super easy to find, well traveled, and gorgeous scenery.
I had my BOB stroller and a toddler on a strider bike. The beginning of the hike has steep drop offs that plunge into the fast moving river, it made me really nervous with a 3-year old on a bike so I actually made him get off of it until it was safer.
The views are breathtaking!! We actually went back and walked a small portion of it that night.
We'll be back!

road biking
Sunday, July 26, 2015

This was a beautiful trail! Nice gravel path large enough for my bike towing my sons trailer and everyone else walking through. Plenty of places to sit and rest for people as wells as a bathroom half way or so.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Absolutely beautiful trail. Easy for any age! Great for friends and family that want to see a gorgeous wild River but can't handle rough trails.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Very beautiful trail. Runs along the river the whole way. If you want more adventure there are more single track trails that run up the side of the mountain and they are very pretty to..... some parts of the trail are overgrown but still easy to follow and our dogs loved them!!! and the water is see through!!! the dogs loved the water also.... just so many little trails that run down to the rivers side and also many that run up the mountain....

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Nice trail that is good for big groups that want to take a calm stroll by a very pretty river. Not a lot of shade though so it can get very hot.

5 months ago

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