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Best trails in Montana

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Trying to find the best Montana trails? AllTrails has 930 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Whether you're looking for the best trails in Glacier National Park or around Bozeman, Missoula or East Glacier Park Village we've got you covered. If you're looking for great Montana state park trails, check out Sluice Boxes State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out K Williams Natural Trail Area near Missoula or Mount Helena City Park near Helena. Ready for some activity? There are 433 moderate trails in Montana ranging from 0.6 to 98.2 miles and from 2,244 to 11,020 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Montana
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#1 - Avalanche Lake via the Trail of the Cedars
Glacier National Park
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 2 h 48 m
NOTE: This trailhead may have access limitations due to COVID-19. On a busy weekend, be prepared to park elsewhere and walk to the trailhead, as the park officials may be limiting parking. Please checShow more
#2 - Highline Trail: Logan Pass to Granite Park Chalet
Glacier National Park
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Length: 14.9 mi • Est. 7 h 44 m
This trail is experiencing full or partial closure due to COVID-19. Please see the open trails nearby for alternate hiking options. The High-Line trail runs from the Logan Pass Visitors Center to The Show more
#3 - Hidden Lake Trail
Glacier National Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
Please note: This trail often closes due to bear activity. Uphill hike from the top of Logan Pass to great surprise view of Hidden Lake, with option of hiking down to the lake. The trail to Hidden LShow more
#4 - Hidden Lake Overlook
Glacier National Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 31 m
Please note: users have reported that sections of the trail to get down to the lake are closed due to too much bear activity. Please consult the park's website before visiting.Show more
#5 - St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail
Glacier National Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 28 m
St. Mary and Virginia Falls Trail is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Siyeh Bend, Montana that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a nuShow more
#6 - Trail of the Cedars
Glacier National Park
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 21 m
Trail of the Cedars is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near West Glacier, Montana that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity optionsShow more
#7 - Lava Lake (Cascade Creek) Trail
Custer Gallatin National Forest
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
The Lava Lake (Cascade Creek) climbs 1600 ft to a beautiful lake setting that is surrounded by the Spanish Peaks. The trail to Lava Lake follows a very obvious route without any potentially confusinShow more
#8 - Mammoth Hot Springs Area Trail
Yellowstone National Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 47 m
Mammoth Hot Springs is a large hot spring complex on a hillside of travertine terraces in Yellowstone National Park. Limestone is the dominant underlying rock in place of rhyolite, which dominates in Show more
#9 - Ousel Falls Park Trail
Custer Gallatin National Forest
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 49 m
Ousel Falls Park Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gallatin Gateway, Montana that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily useShow more
#10 - Beehive Basin Trail No. 40
Big Sky, Montana
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 58 m
Beehive Basin Trail No. 40 is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Big Sky, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, traiShow more
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