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Nice trail. Not too long but long enough to get some exercise with the pup. Well maintained and I will be coming back to chill on the “ beach” since dogs aren’t allowed :(

I created a nice loop about 4.5 miles heading out along the river on Kim Williams Nature Trail, then turn up Hellgate Canyon Trail to the summit of Mount Sentinel, then down the face of Mount Sentinel on the M trail. This gives you a much more interesting ascent, and more gradual though still hard work, through beautiful forest with occasional views of the river. Still some snow on the trail in patches but I was fine in sneakers. We didn’t meet anyone else on the mountain coming up that way on a Saturday morning. Lovely to have the trail to ourselves. Coming down the M was busy.

Great trail for running/biking. There can be sketchy characters lurking... which is why I have it only 4 stars. I have come across little homeless camps and stray campers (one time the hikers behind me had to call the police on one of the tents due to "aggressive activity" so be aware.

felt like walking

Perfect hike for a nice spring day like today. A little icy but nothing you can’t handle if you pay attention to where you walk

10 days ago

fun and close. nice view

25 days ago

Great view, multiple rest spots to accommodate all level hikers!

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30 days ago

I hike up here at least one a month and it's a great view of Missoula.

It’s a nice walk on a cool day, no shade or cover at all. Really pretty views of Missoula but a pretty boring hike otherwise. You can have dogs off leash and it seems pretty safe. Minimal parking.

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1 month ago

Really snowy, but a great trail!

BEAUTIFUL

Great Trail!

Although this is not a very long trail I found it to be a pretty intense climb. It had beautiful views and I was rewarded with paragliders when I reached the summit. Would definitely go again!

I would rate this as a moderate to easy walk. The day I went there was lots of foot traffic and I was the only person who didn’t have a dog with them

Nice little hike to the top, not too difficult, after the "m" it gets quiet and offers wonderful views of the ancient lake bed now known as missoula...

Nice little hike to the top, not too difficult, after the "m" it gets quiet and offers wonderful views of the ancient lake bed now known as missoula...

Nice little hike to the top, not too difficult, after the "m" it gets quiet and offers wonderful views of the ancient lake bed now known as missoula...

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

A fun hike in the snow!

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3 months ago

This was my first Hike in the park. It was beautiful! I am not in outstanding physical condition and I needed to stop and rest several times on my way to the summit but so worth it! The trail is rocky and snow covered in winter I recommend using Yak trax .

Fun hike. Lovely views of Missoula.

Love this hike. Beautiful area. I wish people were better about cleaning up after their dogs.

Nice quick hike to the “M” with a nice city view!!

Trail i frequent the most, easy and beautiful if you make to to the summit!

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5 months ago

Good quick hike!

Nice easy hike, good views and. If going in the summer, go early morning or late afternoon as there is no shade!

Best hike I've done to date. Not an easy one but worth it once you get to the top and your the only one up there. Above average hiking boots recommended. When the sun goes down, it's gets pretty cold up there!

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6 months ago

Very scenic and nice!!

Pretty trail, marked poorly though

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