Sweathouse Falls

MODERATE 84 reviews

Sweathouse Falls is a 5.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Victor, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and horses and is best used from May until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

5.1 miles
1456 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding



wild flowers






drive 5 miles west from Victor, MT. Off of US-93 turn onto Bear Creek Rd and drive until stop sign and take Right on Red Crow Rd. Turn Left on Bear creek and take 1st right to stay on Red Crow Rd, follow until end and make a left on Sweathouse Creek Rd. Stay right toward end of road which takes you to trail.

17 days ago

There are just a few spots where the trail is muddy or under 1-2” or water, but they are easy to cross and totally worth it to see the waterfalls as roaring as they are right now. Tons of wildflowers and butterflies. Great hike!

1 month ago

Great hike. Falls were amazing! Trail was good, a few muddy spots and water running over trail.

1 month ago

amazing waterfall, lots of water coming down the trail right now but you can get around it. easy hike as far as I was concerned

1 month ago

This is a beautiful hike. There’s a variety of terrain and I would rate it as moderate. Lots of shady area right along the creek. It climbs at a constant pace so definitely a nice moderate workout. This is one of my favorites.

2 months ago

Deadfall. Depressing views.

2 months ago

Totally love this hike. By far my favorite..

7 months ago

Absolutely breathtaking. Simple hike.

9 months ago

My friends and I enjoyed this hike very much. It offers a nice incline on the way up to the waterfall, and then the decline back down isn't too bad. Didn't see too many people for a Saturday. The waterfall is such a reward. You can hike up to the top of it. If you want after you hike to the top you can cross the water hike down a bit, and see the waterfall fully; but, there is no well marked trail to do this.

10 months ago

Great weekly workout for uphill training. Love it!

Beautiful!!! Trail gets fairly rocky but worth the effort! Be sure and go all the way to the top!

11 months ago

A great trail, been there twice with kids, they loved it, falls are impressive!

11 months ago

This is a nice shady hike most of the way.

11 months ago

Awesome hike! Uphill the whole way, the kids hiked the whole thing except our 3 year old, he napped in his carrier on the trip down.

11 months ago

Great hike to first waterfall. Took about an hour up. Hot in the sun, but very nice in the shade. Found places to let dogs get in water, but creek is still flowing fast. Some areas of the trail were muddy, but they were easy to get around.

Monday, June 12, 2017

A fantastic day hike in the Bitterroot. The first 1/4 mile or so is along a road. Most of the hike is along the creek. It was nice that probably 2/3 of it is shaded. Great wildflower. Lots of lupine and beargrass and a few paintbrush. The views at the first large falls are great. Be sure to keep going past it for the second Falls.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Amazing!! Hands down one of the best hikes I have been on. The water fall is beautiful, there is a small part of the trail that is fairly wet and rocky.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Great hike to do at the end of may when all the snow has melted/is melting; waterfall was huge due to this and absolutely beautiful! Easy parking and walk to trail. Be prepared for some muddy areas on trail but over all a great hike!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Hiked to the falls with family (hey yall), great hike, trail was good even with the snow! Great day!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Hiked to the falls today, trail was narrow but packed. But don't step off the trail, knee-waste deep in most places. Beautiful day and weather, we even witnessed a few small avalanches.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

This hike is a nice gradual climb up to the falls. The waterfall is beautiful! A great short hike, definitely not too difficult.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Helpful tip: Park in the ample space by the "visitor parking area" sign. From there, follow the road up where you'll pass a quarry. The road leads right to the trailhead.

Great hike, lots of beautiful fall foliage right now. There are a few little swimming holes that would be great to take a dip in during the warmer months! Will definitely do this hike again.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Amazing hike, I loved it. It's all around beautiful the whole hike. But if you want to actually swim at the falls you have to go off the trail and climb down to the falls which was a little treacherous, still worth it though!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Beautiful hike with a great workout. The falls are stunning. Highly recommend it.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Great and easy trail, almost always uphill on the way to the falls which lead to a pretty good workout. Dog loved it with plenty of spots on the creek to get a drink!

Sunday, July 17, 2016

This trail is lovely although it is narrow.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Loved this hike!

Saturday, July 02, 2016

This is a fun little hike. Never any really difficult steep parts. Draw back no potty at trailhead.

Monday, June 06, 2016

Beautiful hike! Watch your dogs in the spring when the water is high though, we almost lost one over the falls at the top! (Granted, he's not the brightest pup to begin with, but still :)

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Beautiful waterfall

Sunday, November 08, 2015

CAUTION-directions from App are wrong. Found directions online and followed those. Hiked Nov 7, loved the snow covered trail. Moderate trail with incline all the way! Nice views, enjoyed this hike!

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