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.

hiking
5 days ago

loved this hike. beautiful views. has a real easy incline.

We love this trail... easy and fun for the kids and dogs with great views! Beautiful 15 minute drive from Whitefish.

backpacking
7 days ago

Plenty of berries to eat. Ouzel lake is full of mosquitoes, but the rest of the path was ok. Trail had a lot of horse poop.

hiking
8 days ago

The road leading to the trailhead was closed off, added an extra mile both ways. Great hike! The falls were beautiful.

loved this hike! beautiful reward at the top!

Great hike! Some clarifications I didn’t see below:

1) take the “scenic loop” to the left first because it’s super short. Then continue to the “river loop” on the right for the rest of the hike.

2) was accessible still in early January, 2019. Given, the weather is very warm and snow is more melted than not.

hiking
12 days ago

Hiked this on 1/5/2018. 46 degrees. Trail was in great shape for January. Campground is closed that trailhead is located in. Have to park at the gate on the other side of the Stillwater River bridge and walk over. Take a left when you get to the campground and follow the road up to the trailhead.

Great views! And even fairly manageable with snow on the ground. Can be slippery on the way back up if it’s icy.

on Sacagawea Peak

16 days ago

Gorgeous challenging trail- be prepared for a screen scramble at the end, with 360 degree views

hiking
17 days ago

An easy short hike. Went on Christmas and was not disappointed by the the giant frozen waterfall.

walking
21 days ago

Pretty good trail for a sunrise winter hike with a senior dog and a pup. Wish the extra trails up to the top of the mountain where more clearly defined otherwise would have continued around. Plenty of deer to see and great views. Free parking at base for hikers on campus!

Been here several times, The aomebas are getting out of hand Be Warned... Im developing acute rheumatism from what I expect is Fowleri ... or another prick ass parasite... And the Government is recording this location.

hiking
25 days ago

Love this hike. Good for kids. All year round availability. Crisp mountain air. Wildlife/birds abound. Would love to ice climb the falls one year. Awesome photo ops.

Love the trail. One of Great Falls, MT's better features.

Incredible hike, but very difficult at the end. Getting to the lake is absolutely worth it. Going back with a tent next summer!

Absolutely gorgeous hike following the creek all the way to the falls. Spectacular views. Moderate effort level.. fine for kids.

Wonderful easy little hike to a beautiful waterfall. I would like to try camping here next summer

Absolutely beautiful hike!!! Bring water, I went in June and wasn't expecting it to be 90 degrees already! There also isn't much shade. The view at Elk Lake was an excellent reward at the end. So beautiful, but cooooold (don't jump in). There are a couple parts where you have to either jump on the rocks to cross little streams or just trudge straight through (like i did) so keep that in mind when choosing your shoes. The road leading to the hike was a little rough so drive with caution. I will definitely be doing this hike again!

nature trips
26 days ago

Paved trail, nice little get-away. Very light hike. We went off the trail and down to the river to make the trip a little more exciting. Pretty views if you can get down there!

hiking
27 days ago

This is a nice, go-to trail that’s close to town. It’s not very taxing at all so accessible to everyone.

Easy to follow trail but really muddy hot springs. Great view but no water flow and mild hot temperature. Would call this “Mudpots”.

Easy to find and lovely pools!

Went in mid December during the week. Had the entire trail to myself. The scenery is great. Very windy this time of the year but it was well worth it. Recommend it.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice colors on the trail this morning. Despite it being very chilly, was a pleasant experience!

Two options: go to the LEFT and walk a loop along the rim with a view of the river or go to the RIGHT and go down to the river. Both are great options. One just makes you work more.

Nice and easy! There is a short climb at first but that’s just to get to the top of the plateau. It provides a great view of the western edge of Billings. However, for first time hikers, use the app to stay on the trail. I got lost for a few minutes trying to track down the section of the trail to make it a loop because the site for the old house is hidden ( in the backside of some rocks). Definitely a place to return to!

hiking
1 month ago

Highly recommended! Gently rolling, well-marked trail right alongside this spectacularly beautiful lake--fantastic views on all parts of the trail. A bit of an uphill and rocky the last 1/3-1/2 mile as you make your way up to the Falls, but so worth it once you get up there. I went just after Labor Day and did not have issues with the mosquitoes as some have mentioned. You're in bear country, of course, so be smart and carry bear spray, make noise as you go and preferably, unlike me, do not hike alone--I saw no bears (or bear scat on the trail) on my hike. Would be a beautiful lake to kayak or canoe, also--pristine, clear and beautiful waters, gorgeous coves. Easy hike for just about everyone I would think (although steep toward the falls). I'll be taking this hike again!

1 month ago

Great hike, the trail is still in great condition

trail running
1 month ago

Not ideal for trail running as of August 18th, 2018.
- It’s really overgrown with prickly brush about 3 miles in, so wear pants, or just hike and take it slow.
- Keep your eyes down for rattlesnakes— they can blend in with the dirt/boot tracks!

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