Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Montana with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very cool buildings. I have attached a bunch of photos. But the loop trail isn't marked! I couldn't find it for the life of me. If you have hints on how to find it please post for everyone else!

Great place to spend a couple hours, lots of history and dog friendly. Even in March it’s a beautiful place to go. Could hear the cracking of the ice on the Yosemite while looking at the caves.

4 days ago

Good little hike! Great views and beautiful waterfall!

This is by far my favorite hike in the flathead valley! There hasn’t been a time when I haven’t seen some form of wildlife (mountain goats, moose, etc.). Highly recommend!

Really snowy, but a great trail!

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

Great Trail!

12 days ago

He. Flu

13 days ago

The way up was so beautiful this summer. Amazing wild flowers. The trail got a bit rocky up top, so I think I’ll have to get some ankle support boots for next time!

A nice walk. While the trail is sometimes hard to descern, it is impossible to get lost. There are several good viewpoints on this trail, and plenty of 'bonus' peaks and valleys to check out.

I have hiked this trail a few times. There are some steep places, but no dangerous passages. The view is outstanding as it progressively increases in altitude. The headwaters area is fantastic, with many plants not common in our area.

16 days ago

Looking for a party to exchange keys with, leaving from East Rosebud Lake heading to Cooke City from July 31 thru Aug 5 of 2018. If interested please contact Jim @ jkidwell9@cox.net.

23 days ago

Close to home yet this trail takes you away. Nice for early spring hike conditioning. Lots of dog walkers. Great views and wildflowers.

29 days ago

Hiked this a long time ago, in August 2000. I had to stop to rest a little after the switchbacks, but the view of the Bridger Range and Bozeman in the distance was so so beautiful and worth every drop of sweat. Saw Rocky Mountain Goats at the summit, just below me. Grizzly ran in front of my car as I was leaving the parking area.

29 days ago

Burnt out forest trail with no shade until close to Passage Falls. The wind whistles over the pass and its distant sound is a bit otherworldly, was neat! My 7 year old son was able to hike this with me and tolerated it well, with just one rest on the way in for nourishment and to cool down (August 2016). Only one spot on the descent to the falls where I was concerned about my son being able to navigate the path, but he was fine with a hand to keep him balanced. The waterfall at the end was really very nice, a good day hike. Suggest taking a small picnic to pack in and out. There were quite a few people trekking in on this particular Friday. Maybe try midweek and early morning to maximize your experience.

Cute underrated spring. Very easy hike and just a little ways down a very well maintained dirt road. You park along a fence on the far end of the campground a cross a little log bridge to the trailhead.

Always a good hike while in Montana!!!!

Not as bad as I thought for a summit trail. It is a trek up but if you take your time you'll be fine.

Is this trail wheelchair accessible? It says it is on the homepage but I haven’t seen anything on the reviews . Thank you

1 month ago

Looking for a party to exchange keys with at the trail heads of the Beaten Path in latter August of 2018. Contact Dennis @: dennisroach509@gmail.com

live right below it, it's a 10-20 minute drive to the trail head from my house love the views but be warned if you go to the small lake below make sure you have plenty of water it takes a good hour to two hours just to get down plus an additional 3 to get up due to the steepness of the back side was driving in arlee and you could just see how steep the other side was compared to the ninemile side definitely a must do if you like to hike.


1 month ago

We left "The Dead Indian Creek Trail", and stayed overnight in Cooke City. We then started on the Cooke City side. Parking was plenty. There is zero parking cost, part they are not responsible for any damage or theft to your vehicle. There is a picnic area here, along with a toilet. Beautiful waterfall, and neat history if you just wanted to see a roadside stop. We backpacked to Rock Island lake. Our campground was gorgeous, along with the view. It was not a bad jaunt, if you are looking for a quick place for experience. We had a huge moose walk passed our hammocks at about 3:00 a.m. The stomps were amazing, on top of waking up scared as hell knowing there was that huge animal passing by. We woke up to see him still in the lake splashing. Simply Amazing. I would love to come back and actually do the trail itself. We were told we were making a mistake going this time of year because mosquitos just hatched. THEY WERE NOT LYING. Being from Minnesota, we thought we were used to them. They were unbelievable, although with the proper clothing, never really were bitten. We were also told we would hit a lot of snow....we had a few patches but nothing to really even walk on.

2017 BRR Finisher

Amazing Views

1 month ago

Excellent waterfall hike in the Winter!

2 months ago

Beautiful in the winter time. The gate will be closed at the first parking lot past the dam when you make the left turn up for palisades. So it adds about an extra mile each way to the hike. Worth it.

Great easy hike! The trail is wide and well maintained, great for skiing and hiking in the winter.

A fun hike in the snow!

Road was horrible. Poorly maintained. No wildlife. God damned church camps around every corner!

2 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!

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