Best trails in Montana

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Trying to find the best Montana trails? AllTrails has 912 great hiking trails, 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 427 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 - Lava Lake (Cascade Creek) Trail
Custer Gallatin National Forest
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Length: 5.5 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
#2 - 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
#3 - 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
#4 - Storm Castle Peak
Custer Gallatin National Forest
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Please note: gate to trailhead closes seasonally and adds about 3 miles or 45 minutes to the hike overall.Show more
#5 - Mystic Lake Trail
Custer National Forest
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
Mystic Lake Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Roscoe, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is bShow more
#6 - Drinking Horse Mountain Trail
Custer Gallatin National Forest
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
The trail is great for hiking and normally takes 1-3 hours. The trail is steep, and it is easiest to go counter-clockwise. Great views of Bridger Canyon and the Gallatin Valley.Show more
#7 - Sacagawea Peak
Custer Gallatin National Forest
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 3 h 9 m
Please note that the road leading to the trailhead is very rough. This route might require 4WD and good ground clearance.Show more
#8 - M Trail
Bozeman, Montana
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Really fun trail with beautiful views of the valley and mountains to the south. Lots of dogs, kid friendly. Nice views of the city.Show more
#9 - Blodgett Canyon to Waterfall
Bitterroot National Forest
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
Blodgett Canyon to Waterfall is a 8.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hamilton, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikShow more
#10 - Sypes Canyon
Custer Gallatin National Forest
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
Sypes Canyon is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bozeman, Montana that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is bestShow more
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