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

trail running
4 hours ago

really good trail running and fantastic view.
https://www.strava.com/activities/1863820572

hiking
10 days ago

Great waterfall and good distance for an easy day hike.

Great hike! Wonderful scenery. Waterfall is beautiful and you are pretty much along the creek the whole time and you can hear the water. Beautiful!

hiking
22 days ago

Reservoir is very low but still worth the hike. There is still a lot of greenery to be seen with some hints of yellow and red starting to appear. I saw moose and wolf tracks at the reservoir.

hiking
25 days ago

Fantastic hike! Fairly easy hike up multiple switchbacks to the overlook. Great vistas!

I prefer snowshoeing this trail in the winter. Saw a mouse...whom I guess frequents this area often.

Breath taking views. Saw cougar scat on the trail, but my dog did not seem startled. So climbwd to the top. Worth it.

Great hike, been a couple of times and will probably return.

1 month ago

One of my favorite hikes. So beautiful.

Awesome hike. Very gentle switch backs made for a pleasant climb. If you detour to the right just before the overlook, the views are spectacular. Beginner carrying 20lb pack, took about 3hrs total including a short lunch break.

Here's the deal: the lake is actually about 8-9 miles in. The upper reaches of this trail are beautiful, but it's not a half day hike! The final ascent to the lake requires hiking through quite a bit of brushy trail, and overall, you're gaining around 2500 feet. The Montana CCC was there today, cutting deadfall. Much appreciated!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for hike to lake in the mountains.. lunch and back

This is another misleading AllTrails intro. It says 6.6 miles out and back, but has a photo of the reservoir... if you want to go part way up and turn back I guess it could be 6.6 miles... but if you want to go all the way up to the reservoir, here’s what we found:
The dam is about 9 miles up, and the last mile is tough. We nicknamed the last bit “the Hellish Steps to Pompeii” because after 8.5 miles, ~15” backcountry “stairs” are quite trying (if not for you, you have my praise!). Campsites are further. We found ours at 10.7 miles.
The reservoir is breathtaking. The water is just pristine.
TOO MANY PEOPLE. And I wouldn’t mind that: I WANT people to enjoy the wilderness! But honestly, the amount of dirty toilet paper we came across was despicable. Please, people, if you go backpacking, PLEASE LEARN HOW TO PROPERLY POOP IN THE WOODS.
Thank you.

Easy to moderate, amazing views!! Hiked it July 1 and there were several trees down across the trail but nothing too big to climb over.

Gorgeous easy hike. Lots of shade. The end of this hike isn’t at a destination and it can be a bit confusing. You simply turn around at 3.3 miles and it seems so ridiculous. I am tempted to make a sign just so people know when the specified hike ends. Still a stunning hike.

The switchbacks put this hike on the easy end of moderate, and the views and opportunities for exploring at the top are a huge payoff. Absolutely beautiful.

Gorgeous view at the top! With the switch backs this trail is easy to do. Saw a few people on the trail and a deer.

Amazing waterfall! The hike is fairly easy and the wildflowers are beautiful up near the falls!

hiking
1 month ago

The hike was beautiful - I started not too long after sunrise and was treated to four sunrises as the sun followed me back into the mountains. However, I would be interested to see a recording of somebody who hiked to the lake, and wish that were listed as an entirely separate trail. This 5.5 mile trail does *not* feature a lake. Disappointed by the misleading reviews, photos, and general info provided about this one.

2 months ago

well all trails lied I walked 9 miles to find a lake almost got stuck in the middle of the forest all night great pics 7.1 miles in trail gets sketchy you wonder if your on a trail 2 river crossings a lot of trees are down over the trail

hiking
2 months ago

Like so many Bitterroot Canyons, this is a beautiful hike to the falls, and it always feels like we cut it short by turning around!!! Keep going!

2 months ago

Such a beautiful hike, like others have said go in the morning on a cooler day. The heat can make it a pretty difficult hike. The directions it gave us on here were very wrong for finding the trailhead. Overall a beautiful hike will definitely do it again. .

Amazing overlook, surprised by the width and depth of it. Worth the drive up!

2 months ago

definitely a great hike with PHENOMENAL views. the road up is a white knuckle adventure so be careful. the directions were not accurate so check with other web sites for the correct route. short hike to the lake with incredible scenery.

2 months ago

Good trail to build the legs. All up hill beautiful falls at the top. I’m just a beginner.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Starts off with a few sections of climbing,then levels out a bit. Has a great rock garden area with large granite boulders then opens up with a few cathedral views of Boulder fields and some cliff faces. A couple of switch backs later and you are at the falls. Great spot for lunch.

AMAZING views- I can’t imagine any better! The view from the bench was great, but I agree if you’re a little more brave go to the trail on the other side of the rock wall it will take your breath away! GORGEOUS!!!

hiking
2 months ago

One of the best views of all time!

The road to get up there is well maintained to the point I was able to take my car up there with no trouble! Beautiful drive up! The trail is not through the gate, but is instead the skinny trail from the parking lot. Gorgeous hike up and not a bad climb due to the switchbacks, beautiful view once you reach the top and if you feel like going higher than the bench follow the trail up to a rock ledge and the view is even more stunning!

Beautiful trail. Well worth the hike. I would consider the trail easy to moderate. Park near the gate but go up the skinner trail. We started hiking the gate way but trail was not maintained and lots of dead forest on that side.

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