Explore the most popular mountain biking 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.

Went for a leisurely walk today with my mini Doxie and usually enjoy this trail but I had 6 large dogs come up to us today, unleashed. Two I had to yell several times to get away as my dog couldn't move and the owner...well maybe on her phone but what people don't get is even if your dog is somewhat trained and "nice", they get excited and step on my dog. This is not okay so please leash your dog or watch it at all times. And my rating was minus 1 star due to the hundred piles of poop along the trail, need to put up doggie bags perhaps?

Great summer and fall hiking trail

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike with some good views. A little muddy because of the rain but all in all, lovely

on Lupine Lake Trail

23 days ago

Great day hike and gorgeous path through the pines. The lake is absolutely stunning and in the fall very secluded and not crowded one bit. A ways out there but worth it.

Steady increase in elevation, lots of switchbacks. Well worth the climb. the views the last 1/2 mile and lake is great. Did this hike with my 59 year old sister and Brother in law from Ohio n they crushed it.

A good start for those who are looking to get into hiking or backpacking. Its a challenge that's worth it

mountain biking
1 month ago

Bike riding

This trail is nowhere near the 6.9 miles listed on this website. Two independent GPS devices measured it as 2.7 or 2.6 miles one way. So 5.4 or 5.6. Nice flat wide trail easy for kids.

Easy hike. Some dead trees across the trail, but easy to navigate over or around. Lots of burned area, but the fall foliage makes up for the lack of canopy. Very beautiful, easy hike

mountain biking
1 month ago

Make sure you have at least 4 hours to ride/read all the signs or you’ll be rushed

Less busy than storm castle, better views

this trail is too populated.

on Sypes Canyon

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy.. Beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

First real hike since I moved here and it was a little bit hard but the view is totally worth it!

trail running
1 month ago

Easy and very well maintained. Perfect for trail running.

Challenging with reward!

hiked it fall. colors beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

The hike itself is a grind! If you are a mushroom forager there were plenty boletes along the first two miles. The payoff is a beautiful green lake. Chances are you won't see anyone else on the trail - we didn't! I made a video of the hike and wrote a blog post about it:

https://practicalvagabonds.com/bell-lake-trail-in-montana/

walking
1 month ago

We stumbled on this trail while visiting Bigfork for the day. This was an easy trail with breathtaking views. There are multiple small trails off the main path that will lead you to boulders that overlook the river. We completed this in about 1.5 hours with multiple stops.

Beautiful trail, panoramic views. No bears, but be on the look-out for (very polite) mountain bikers. Awesome experience! Recommend parking one car at beginning of trail and the other at end of trail. Post-hike beers at Blackfoot Brewery.

1 month ago

Exactly as described - moderate difficulty and traffic. Beautiful trail that is supper well
Maintained and more or less follows Cottonwood Creek..

horseback riding
1 month ago

Plenty of room for horse trailer parking at the overflow parking area. Beautiful and well marked trail. Made it up to the 3.5 mile point, past the first top. Definitely worth an extra mile to get a better vantage point! The fall colors were breathtaking and plenty of room to pass other adventurers. Highly recommend this trail!

What a gorgeous trail! It's pretty steep to the first lake (5mi round trip) but significantly less steep to get to the second, larger like (8mi round trip). Totally worth going that extra 1.5 miles. We also found wild raspberries!

The app is misleading- if you follow the red line you won’t be at the peak you will have two more miles up so it ends up being 8 miles round trip. Thats the only reason i give it a four out of five. The last quarter mile was essentially straight up but don’t give up it’s 100% worth it. I recorded my way down for anyone who wants to see the actual path. If you can do this hike you will feel rewarded and you won’t regret it !

Beautiful hike! Fall colors were gorgeous. Say that this is an easy to moderate hike instead of a moderate hike.

Edge of the ‘Rice ridge fire’ looks different than a few years ago.

trail running
1 month ago

Starts off steep for a good walking warmup. Flattens our after a quarter mile for a good run.

Beautiful! Stunning! Spectacular! Exciting to get through the tunnels! Loved the ride!

Excellent hike that’s fairly easy.. you hike through burned out sections of forest due to the Rice Ridge Fire last year. It is definitely a glimpse of nature’s life cycles. The payoff at the end is a stunning waterfall! Great day hike!

fishing
1 month ago

Bring fly pole for Graylings, also if want can try bottom fishing and get some cutthroats. Very fun hike and fishing!

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