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.

Beautiful, easy walk

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

walking
4 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
5 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.

Bug spray and cover up for the flies! We did this hike in late July with the beargrass on full display.

We hiked this trail right after it snowed. Beautiful scenery and a challenging climb. The view from Mt Aeneas was gorgeous. We took a different trail down.

walking
8 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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

Great hike. Great views. LOVED IT! Just know the above info is not correct. My guess is the 3.2 miles is one way. Forgot to charge my GPS or would have a number for you. The map above is not the loop the description talks about either. It shows the hike as basically an out and back trip (ignore the loop it shows). If I had studied the map at the trail head, I would have found 717 goes down the other side of the summit and swings back around to Picnic Lakes. From the lakes you can proceed back the the parking lot finishing your loop. So study the map (or get one to take), know that your hike is likely 6 to 7 miles long and the hike is more than just a gradual incline to the summit. Also, don't forget to enjoy every step. Without the loop (which I would have loved) it's still a fabulous hike!

Awesome views and a great trail to hike! Certainly one of the best trails I have ever hiked!

Amazing wildflowers! Shade and blue skies. Bring a map for peace of mind.

Visited from Canada. We hiked to Twin Lakes which was very beautiful. My friend jumped in which was glacier cold. Bring your bug spray!

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
10 months ago

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

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.

hiking
Thursday, December 01, 2016

Great place to start hiking, watch your trail markers, several trails cross over and run along side. Great views of the Lake and South Kalispell. Late spring has been the best time for me.

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.

hiking
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Didn't see any wildlife, but some great views on the way to Birch Lake.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Easy wide trail. Good for kids.

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Pretty area. Trail gets a bit narrow and overgrown at points. Good for wildlife and birdwatching.

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

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

hiking
Friday, August 05, 2016

Great hike. Spectacular views. We even saw a big white mountain goat walking along the trail.

hiking
Sunday, July 31, 2016

Gorgeous -

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