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

Great easy hike in beautiful Big Horn country. The trail map is so attractive that I hoped/expected to see so much of the river canyon, the major attraction for visiting. But most of the trail is 100s of feet from canyon views. The best, and great view!, is where the trail bifurcates to start the loop hike.

nice easy trail, just before the island area therea a turn off and a small campground. its hike or boat in only so not a busy area

Wonderful hike. Steep but no scrambling. Amazing cascade waterfall at the top. Incredible views throughout!

The back loop is not clearly marked since I was convinced I was lost for a bit. Not a lot of shade, so I’d recommend a cooler time of day. Great views though!

I didn’t see any rattlesnakes but they are out there. Fairly well marked. Awesome views.

excellent view at the turn around loint.

Very nice view.

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.

exceent...

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9 months ago

Steep climb up to a beautiful waterfall, it's an shaded oasis after the sunny dry hike. the hike went pretty fast and was very worth it.

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9 months ago

A very easy trail. Part of the trail is a jeep road. I had hoped to see some bighorn sheep but it did not happen.

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9 months ago

I did this some time ago but remember it well. Reading above, it becomes obvious to me that I took the wrong trail. The trail I was on was overgrown.

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10 months ago

We did 3 of the view lookout trails. This one had the best views and you could see much more of the river below. If you are only doing one, this should be it! Super easy hike and very short.

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10 months ago

This was an amazing view! Must do if in the area!

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10 months ago

A fun, relatively easy hike. It was a bit steep and rocky at times and the trails were sometimes hard to follow. The view at the State Line Overlook was amazing. The Ranger's Delight view was so-so.

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11 months ago

If you have to pick just one hike, take the State Line Trail. It is a bit easier, more scenic with a great view of the canyon. The view at the end of the Ranger's Delight trail barely overlooks the river and canyon. This hike was also a bit more strenuous than the State Line Trail and not as scenic.

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Monday, July 03, 2017

Great trail with fabulous water falls but not fabulous for hot summer days as there is limited shade along this steep climb.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This is an easy trail with a dramatic view at the end. On a scale of one to WOW, it is a double WOW!!!!!

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

step climb but so worth it

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Saturday, May 06, 2017

A pretty cool hidden trail in Bighorn Canyon

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Saturday, May 06, 2017

It was a pretty cool hike.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Park in the designated area on the west side of the park road one-half mile north of the Montana state line. The trail begins on the east side of the road on the lower north edge of the draw. While following the faint road cut, it is easy to feel like the only person that has ever hiked this trail. Continue to follow the trail through the saddle and toward the canyon. At the cut-off fence post and trail marker, you can turn left and hike toward the rim. This is the end of the trail. Walking to the right will bring you into the bend of the river and give unique views of the canyon. Walking to the left, you have a good view of the ledge below with a sheep trail that treacherously traces the canyon rim. For more solitude and exploration go back to the cut-off fence post and continue to follow the road cut and trail markers to the State Line trail. The connecting trail is 0.37 miles each way.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

This is a well marked trail and easy to hike. Last time I was on it I saw a herd of bighorn sheep :)

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

A great hike that is very different from the other hikes in Bighorn Canyon NRA. It follows the layout creek up into the Pryor Mountains.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Has the best view in Bighorn Canyon!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

A great hike that sometimes has Pryor Horses hanging out on it.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

It is a great hike with a wonderful view!

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21 days ago

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