Explore the most popular walking trails near Bigfork with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
29 days ago

We stumbled on this trail while visiting Bigfork for the day. This was an easy trail with breathtaking views. There are multiple small trails off the main path that will lead you to boulders that overlook the river. We completed this in about 1.5 hours with multiple stops.

nice easy walk along the river! about 2/3 of the way down the trail there is a smaller trail that takes you to the river where there are big beautiful boulders you can stand on with a fantastic view.

Beautiful well trodden path. Totally flat, and a nice walk into town along the river. I would not call this a hike but it’s a beautiful walk along the rushing river.

hiking
2 months ago

Great chill hike/run if you're looking for Swan River vistas. Put it on auto pilot and enjoy the views. Very easy walk for all types. Coming back!

hiking
4 months ago

Great for early morning hike The river was roaring when we went so it was really great walking next to it. Easy walking with pretty lookout!

Beautiful, easy walk

A nice walk along the river in the heart of Bigfork. Wonderful for kids and dogs.

walking
9 months ago

Big Creek Hike as the local sign postage has - Swan River Trail is flat, long, and easy to navigate. Today there was about 16" of powder/packed powder on the trail so normally this trail would be a walk. Nice and quite, this path allows for views of the river and quite self-reflection. Bring the pup if you got one!

hiking
10 months ago

If you are looking for a trail that has steep switchbacks through the woods, with no noteworthy views for most of the hike, and little more than a dirt road at the end, then this is the hike for you! With the exception of a nice view of the lake at the beginning of the hike, this was a pretty disappointing hike.

walking
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Area is nice, but I can't consider this a hike. A brisk walk at best.

hiking
Saturday, August 19, 2017

If this is "moderate," I'll be staying away from "hard" ratings.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Nice easy flat hike, great for an afternoon stroll, take some of the side trails for a view of the river and lake. We took the trail all the way to the paved road. We also saw deer.

hiking
Sunday, July 16, 2017

Nice hike to do on hot days-lots of shade.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

very easy with kids. nice leisurely walk along the river. saw deer and people rafting

walking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Nice walk with the family

trail running
Sunday, April 23, 2017

All up and then back down

Saturday, April 22, 2017

The river is beautiful and you can't go wrong with a hike in this area. Easy enough for my 4 year old to do it all himself.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Traffic noise once you get past the dam is the reason for only given two stars

walking
Monday, February 20, 2017

today was Feb. 19th. it was over 40 degrees, so the trail was very slushy. it is a flat trail. other users were very considerate.

walking
Thursday, September 29, 2016

This was a very beautiful walk, especially with the leaves changing. It was fairly easy, the path was well traveled and well maintained.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Relatively easy trail. Well marked.

hiking
Sunday, August 28, 2016

The views are to die for. Every turn unmasks more and more natural beauty.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Easy wide trail. Good for kids.

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Family friendly and easy hike. Going down to the river is a great idea.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Great trail for the casual hiker! Some decent views of Flathead Lake. Not many people on the trail. Only saw one other couple on the entire hike.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

What a beautiful trail to take my wife and 9 month old in his BoB stroller on :)

walking
Sunday, May 08, 2016

it's not really hiking more of a walk. it's a gravel road with other little trails off of it to the river. Super beautiful views though and we will definitely be back. many people and bikers on trail

walking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Great family hike - super easy to find, well traveled, and gorgeous scenery.
I had my BOB stroller and a toddler on a strider bike. The beginning of the hike has steep drop offs that plunge into the fast moving river, it made me really nervous with a 3-year old on a bike so I actually made him get off of it until it was safer.
The views are breathtaking!! We actually went back and walked a small portion of it that night.
We'll be back!

road biking
Sunday, July 26, 2015

This was a beautiful trail! Nice gravel path large enough for my bike towing my sons trailer and everyone else walking through. Plenty of places to sit and rest for people as wells as a bathroom half way or so.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Absolutely beautiful trail. Easy for any age! Great for friends and family that want to see a gorgeous wild River but can't handle rough trails.

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