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West Boulder Meadows

EASY 16 reviews

West Boulder Meadows is a 8.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near McLeod, Montana that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and offers a number of activity options. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 8.5 miles Elevation Gain: 941 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

running

river

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
2 months ago

Very pretty, easy trail with a couple access points to the creek. Not much shade about halfway through, so wear layers you can take off if needed. It’s a fairly busy trail on a Saturday, but not overcrowded.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

Easy fun hike as always. Trail is well marked and maintained. Hiked and got rained/hailed on hard but loved all of it. The trail did get muddy but still an easy hike, would recommend for family hikes. Fishing was good.

hiking
muddy
rocky
5 months ago

Great hike. Made it to the second bridge and camped for the night. Still dips into the 30’s at night. A little muddy in spots, but manageable. Spotted some woodpeckers on the trail. Found some fresh bear tracks near the trail on the way out.

horseback riding
Mon Jul 23 2018

This is a really nice ride to a beautiful meadow. We rode the trail on past the meadows and were in for more incredible views as the trail follows the river. I recommend packing a lunch and a swimsuit and making a whole day of this trail!

Wed Jul 18 2018

Yes I agree with the previous post. We hiked about 5 1/2 miles. It’s an easy hike through the forest then it opens up to the river and meadows. There were cows everywhere in the woods so don’t let them scare you!! A nice easy hike!

hiking
Sat Aug 26 2017

It's not 8.5 miles out and back at all. I'd say more like 5 to 6 at the most. The area is super cool cause the whole drainage burned down 15 years ago all the trees are growing back.

Fri Apr 07 2017

great views

fishing
Sun Oct 18 2015

Easy hike for great fishing.

hiking
Tue Aug 30 2011

Beautiful area, several trails from the trailhead. It seems most of the people using this trail are fishermen. Easy trail. Small campground at trail head, Forest Service Cabin near by to rent. Trails well marked.

hiking
1 month ago

backpacking
4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
Thu Sep 20 2018

fishing
Mon May 08 2017

Mon Aug 01 2016

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