Day Hikes around Missoula, Montana  by Robert Stone

Day Hikes around Missoula, Montana Guide Book

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
Day Hikes around Missoula, Montana  by Robert Stone
From the Bitterroot Mountains to the Seeley-Swan Valley, these 55 hikes take you to a wide variety of mountain lakes and rivers, alpine meadows & more. The hikes, chosen for their unique beauty, have easy driving and hiking directions and a map for each hike.

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Trails from the "Day Hikes around Missoula, Montana" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 102.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 102.

Babcock Creek, a tributary of Spring Creek, is located in the Rock Creek drainage of the Sapphire Mountains. The creek’s headwaters begin at Mormon Spring and Horse Pasture Spring, then flow through a ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8
This short, but scenic hike is the most basic loop that can be hiked in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area. It is a perfect introduction to the area. Rattlesnake Creek flows through the heart of ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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Bass Lake is nestled in the upper forested slopes of Bass Peak. Bass Creek cascades down the canyon from the lake, dropping more than 3,000 feet over seven miles. The 93-acre lake and creek are named ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
The Bear Creek Trail is a long trail that branches into three drainages which emerge from the Bitterroots—the South Fork, Middle Fork, and North Fork. This hike follows the lower main drainage to a go ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Beavertail Hill State Park is a small 65-acre gem located 26 miles east of Missoula. The park fronts the Clark Fork River with camping and fishing sites. A one-mile, self- guided interpretive trail wa ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
Big Creek Trail is a popular hiking, fishing, and horsepacking trail to Big Creek Lake, the largest alpine lake in the Bitterroots. Big Creek flows down one of the widest drainages in this mountain ra ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
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The Big Larch Nature Trail borders the east shore of Seeley Lake adjacent to the Big Larch Campground just north of the town of Seeley Lake. The beachside path meanders along the lake through a mature ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 0.5
The Kreis Pond area, two miles north of the historic Ninemile Ranger Station, is a great spot for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fishing, and picnicking. More than 25 miles of multiuse tra ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
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The 2,800-acre Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge lies in the Bitterroot Valley north of Stevensville. The refuge borders the banks of the Bitterroot River and is surrounded by fertile ranch and far ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.8
The Blodgett Canyon Overlook is a spectacular site on an exposed rocky ridge. The overlook includes awesome vistas into Blodgett Canyon, the massive vertical walls surrounding the canyon, the Canyon C ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
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Blodgett Canyon is named for Joseph Blodgett, a settler who lived along the creek in the late 1 860s. It is considered the most picturesque of the Bitterroot’s many canyons. The vertical cliffs and ja ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
The hike from Blue Mountain Saddle up to the fire lookout follows the last mile of the 8-mile Blue Mountain National Recreation Trail (Hike 42). The lookout tower, at the top of Blue Mountain, is a wo ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
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The Blue Mountain National Recreation Trail is an 8-mile trail that traverses the entire length of the park, from the trailhead at the eastern boundary to the Blue Mountain Lookout at the western boun ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
Bond Lake is nestled in a 5,400-foot mountain basin on the north flank of Spring Slide Mountain in the Swan Range. Bond Creek cascades out of the five-acre lake and tumbles six miles west, dropping 2, ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
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Boulder Point is perched atop 7,293-foot cliffs in the Gold Creek area of the Upper Rattlesnake Wilderness. Boulder Point was the site of a fire lookout until 2003, when the Mineral/Primm Fire reduced ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
Burdette Creek is a tributary of the South Fork of Fish Creek, located in the Fish Creek drainage in Lolo National Forest. The Burdette Creek Trail provides access into the remote stream-fed drainage, ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
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Cache Creek is a tributary of the South Fork of Fish Creek, located in the Fish Creek drainage in Lolo National Forest. The Cache Creek Trail parallels Cache Creek through a portion of the famous 1910 ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 10
The gently rounded hills of the Sapphire Range frame the east side of the Bitterroot Valley. Calf Creek Wildlife Management Area, established in 1 960, encompasses 2,333 acres in the foothills of the ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.5
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The headwaters of Canyon Creek form in the Bitterroots at Canyon Peak directly west of Hamilton. Three connecting lakes lie below Canyon Peak in a gorgeous glacial cirque beneath the shadow of the 9,1 ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 9
The Canyon River Trail is located in the Canyon River Golf Community in East Missoula. The public trail is one mile long and follows a big bend in the Clark Fork River. The level, dog-friendly path ...
Missoula, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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