The "M" Trail

MODERATE 67 reviews

The "M" Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Missoula, Montana that offers scenic views. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and trail running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
643 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

views

hiking
3 days ago

Good view of the stadium 5-5

trail running
16 days ago

My second hike it Montana , definitely a workout if your not used to hiking I was out of breath at the top but is definitely a must if you are looking for a trail in downtown! The view was ok today a little hazy out , it’s heavily used and can get a little congested in parts, I will definitely be back and will go all the way to the top of mount sentinel.

hiking
23 days ago

Nice location for a trailhead. The hike itself is a little populated and exposed to direct sun the whole time. Views at the top are great. Good hike for an exercise regimen.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful scenery and perfect for a quick workout!

hiking
2 months ago

Great views of Missoula and it’s such a short hike with plenty of nice resting spots that the steady incline isn’t bad.

2 months ago

One of my favorite trails near Missoula. AMAZING view of the city and the University of Montana Campus.

2 months ago

Today was 77degrees and perfect! I went to the M and continued up to Sentinel. After the M you have a choice at the fork. The left takes you pretty much straight up while the right meanders. I chose left and made it to the top of Sentinel in 52 min, 28 sec. (from the trailhead parking lot). I am 60 years old, climb a lot and found this to be a good workout hike in late May with spectacular views of Missoula, the surrounding mountains and lovely wildflowers. Sticks are super helpful on the steep route up to Sentinel. Afterward I found Caffe Dulce-SCORE!!

2 months ago

If your in Missoula for any amount of time it's kinda a must hike. Quick tip for starting the trail is taking the path on the right will bring you to the easier switchback and the left path is a steep ascent up to Sentinel.

hiking
3 months ago

Great quick hike right on campus! Just enough to get your heart rate up! And the view is sooo good!

hiking
3 months ago

Love The M! Great view of Missoula!

4 months ago

fun and close. nice view

4 months ago

Great view, multiple rest spots to accommodate all level hikers!

hiking
4 months ago

I hike up here at least one a month and it's a great view of Missoula.

9 months ago

Nice quick hike to the “M” with a nice city view!!

hiking
9 months ago

Good quick hike!

hiking
11 months ago

Love this trail! Steep grades, beautiful views.

Friday, July 14, 2017

gotta be on everyone's list.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Short and quick. Good workout.

hiking
Thursday, June 29, 2017

This is a fabulous trail. Quite a challenging workout, yet quick. I do wish they would do some trail maintenance so some of the steps are not so high (I'm short), but overall it's great!

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The bane of my existence.

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