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

I agree with previous poster. it was a beautiful hike, but was surprised at the steep climb. Strenuous at times for an old gal like me, but the view was well worth the struggle.

Beautiful view the whole way! The trails were a bit more narrow and steeper than expected but still easy enough for a novice hiker such as myself.

hiking
1 month ago

So, it was not too smooth in March, but it was a great view regardless and an intense workout.

rock climbing
2 months ago

Beautiful trail, steep incline at first, but levels out through the canyon, which is breathtaking and impressively tall-walled! Young pine forest surroundings. A friend I visited at Missoula State took me climbing here for my first time and it is a memory I will cherish forever.

Still a great trail in December. Found minimal ice, completed in 45 minutes. the wind coming out of the canyon at the top was brutal at 30 degrees in the valley so dress warm.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy.. Haha Nooooo!! Snowy most of the way, alders covered in snow, draped over the trail in many places. Great view above the clouds, now that I am done I am feeling like a rockstar but damn that was a tough hike!!!

First four miles or so were pretty nice, nothing too extreme. But FUCK whoever rated this as an "easy" trail based on the last mile.

hiking
7 months ago

Snow ankle deep, but gorgeous!! I did not leave myself enough time to make it to the lake, look forward to doing it again!! Awesome hike..
beautiful :))

Nice easy trail. Nice views of the valley and mountains

Great views from the falls and the lake. More of a moderate hike with plenty of rocks, overgrowth, and some good inclines.

well went on the trail to get some pictures lost my drone if any finds send me an email plez thanks soldadomalo1@gmail.com

great hike.. not hard.. but i wouldn't say easy for beginners..

love this trail

We got married on this lookout:) spectacular.

This hike is moderately easy. There are two resting lookout benches to sit on on the way and then one at the top to sit on to enjoy the beautiful view. The trail is nice. The views are absolutely amazing. This is one of my favorite hikes in the area.

Family friendly, not in great shape, but it was pretty mild, easy for the kiddos aged 8-13

Family friendly, not in great shape, but it was pretty mild, easy for the kiddos aged 8-13

Short, good workout, very rewarding view! We usually do this one a few times a year with kids as young as 5.

Beautiful walk! Really enjoyed the view and the breeze at the top!

hiking
10 months ago

Fairly steep incline but I'm not in shape.

Beautiful views from the top, trail in excellent condition. Easy even in 90 degree heat, nice breeze at top.

View was great. Didn't make it to the end, only about 1/2 way.

Its a great hike, the trail gets a bit irritating at times but is easy to follow all the way to the lake. The last mile or so shoots straight up the canyon wall in a series of switch backs. i wouldnt recommend for amature hikers. The lake and views are well worth the hike. There were many waterfalls all around the lake. And like others have said, coming down is tricky, the trail is hard to follow and has many side trails.

Worth it with the waterfalls and beautiful lake!

backpacking
10 months ago

Great hike! Busted out the climb after work and spent the last night of spring at the lake. Well worth the workout! Nice campsites

Nice moderate climb.

Awesome hike. Trail is a bit difficult with rocks, roots and snags to navigate. Was well worth the sore body..

hiking
11 months ago

Such a beautiful hike and lake!

on Canyon Lake Trail

hiking
11 months ago

This hike is much further than the sign says. Be ready to have your ass handed to you! Very steep, but so worth the work.

on Mill Creek Trail

hiking
11 months ago

Good trail. Went back to the waterfall. Creek was really moving today.

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