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

Seeley Lake, Montana Map
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blowdown
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muddy
snow
2 months ago

Newbie so moderate trail was nice. Burnout from 2 years ago but beautiful regardless. Some muddy spots, some snow, some ice on 11/9/19 but all worth it at the end with the beautiful falls. Some tree fall to go around in a few spots.

very nice, easy hike. the fall colors are starting to appear and the waterfall is beautiful! we just moseyed and it took 1 hour each way.

Hiked here on 9/15. Easy hike through recent burn then nice payoff at the end with the falls. Cutthroat available just before you cross the bridge down to the left but you need to do a little bushwhacking to find the pools.

hiking
4 months ago

Dirt road all the way to the lookout. Solid views.

Dogs loved it. Easy stroll. It started raining when we got to the falls, but we barely noticed.

The falls are beautiful and provide a mist to cool you down before the hike back.

The burned areas along the trail are unfortunate to see, but the trail itself is so well maintained that it deserves 5 stars. Black flies were bad but no mosquitos.

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful wildflowers! Mostly flat, short easy hike. Guess we got lucky when we went, no bugs! Waterfall at the end is gorgeous, great spot to hang out.

Beautiful views!

Pretty easy hike. Can camp by the lake about 2.5 miles in.

Pretty easy trail, it is flat relative to most trails I've done in MT. It is a little more than two miles to get to the falls, then the same distance back. right before you get to the falls there is a trail on the left that leads to the top of the falls. That is the steepest part of the whole trail. for sure spray yourself with bug spray before going in, you will get eaten up by mosquitos.

The fire from a couple years ago make for an interesting hike and views you wouldn’t be able to see if there were branches on the trees! Moderate hike, mostly flat, rewarding view at the end.

a great trail walk! easy trail for kids and dogs. the trail is easily accessible and very pretty views

hiking
snow
7 months ago

Forgot to unpause once, so the trek was actually about 1 mile longer than my recording shows. We parked about a block before the 5 mile marker because we couldn’t make it any farther on account of the snow. Absolutely beautiful 360 degree view at the top! Just what we came to Montana for!

great hike awesome view

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blowdown
muddy
rocky
8 months ago

Love this hike. I went early Monday morning to avoid any people. I did track further than 5.4 miles in and out. On my way out, about .3 miles or so from the start of the trail I did encounter a grizzly bear walking along the trail towards my dog and I. Thankfully he wasn’t too fond of my dog and she chased him off. My experience ended in our favor but it is a great reminder for everyone to always always pack bear spray. You really just never know. Stay safe out there adventures! I 100% recommend this hike. Go early because the falls are roaring from the spring run off!

Great trail for a Sunday afternoon. Relatively flat with a little elevation gain around the 1.5 mile mark. At the time we hiked this, there was still lots of visible signs of the fire that had been through the area two summers ago. The falls where much more impressive then we imagined and since we hit it at the begging of the spring run off there was a lot of water and spray at the base of the falls. If you are planning to take a break at the falls and watch for a while, it might be work bringing a light jacket or sweater during the spring time and maybe even cooler summer days, as it’s in the shade and considerably cooler at that point of the trails. As of our hike today there was a tiny patch of snow left that you could simply hop over, so this is a great option for spring when other trails still have snow.

If you continue on beyond the bridge you can visit Gus, the champion larch. Or find the geocache at Camp Paxson.

Awesome trail, there is a waterfall at the end with ponds along the way perfect for spotting wildlife.

cross country skiing
snow
Thu Jan 17 2019

Confusion reigns about the dogs because the title is for the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski trails EAST of Seeley Lake and the map location is for the incorrectly titled, ungroomed trails, on the WEST side of Seeley Lake Yes indeed, dogs, snowshoes, skiis, boots, and yes even snowmobiles are allowed on the trail network on the WEST side of Seeley Lake. The segment marked on the map which appears to be from the Lodges On The Lake to the Boy Scout Bridge via a piece of the Lars Kramen Loop. In addition to the segment marked on the map, there are about another five miles of trails on the WEST side of Seeley lake where users of all sorts are welcomed year round. The trails are ungroomed except for the Archibald Snowmobile Trail. The west side trails are limited to non-motorized use during the snow-free season. Mike's information is correct for the outstanding Seeley Creek trails on the EAST side of Seeley Lake.

cross country skiing
Mon Jan 14 2019

On further examination I realized that this the description and map are not the Seeley Creek Ski Trails. The Ski Trails are located on the opposite side of the lake on Morrell Creek Road. Dogs are NOT allowed on the ski trails in winter when skiing and grooming are occurring. Walking and snowshoeing are also not allowed on the trails in winter.

cross country skiing
Mon Jan 14 2019

Dogs are not allowed on these trails in winter due to ski grooming. Dogs are OK the rest of the year.

Hiked this trail on Dec 10 all the way to the falls. Only wore cleats due to about 3-4” of snow. Falls were iced over beautiful!!! My tracker said 5 miles rt so definitely not as far as this app says!

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