Best Trails Near Hamilton MT

Hamilton has 23 trails in the vicinity, including 19 hiking trails and 2 for fly-fishing. These trails range from 2.4 to 95 miles in length. The longest trail in Hamilton is The Bitterroot Valley: Missoula to Lost Trail a well-known trail measuring 95 miles in total length.

The most popular trails are Lost Horse Lake, Bitterroot River and Blodgett Canyon Overlook. Trails.com member Jennifer A. recently completed Brave Bear Falls.

More information on the best trails in Hamilton can be found below.
  • Canyon Falls

    2 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    The first few miles of the Canyon Falls trail are typical—miles of heavy streambottom forest interspersed with talus and the occasional streamside diversion. The falls themselves do not possess ...
    •  5.0–6.0 hours
    •  8.6 miles
    •  Guide

    The first few miles of the Canyon Falls trail are typical—miles of heavy streambottom forest interspersed with talus and ...

  • Bitterroot River

    1 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    The Bitterroot comes to life at the convergence of the East and West forks of the Bitterroot respectively, just north of Conner, and continues north for 97 miles to its confluence with the Clark ...
    •  Guide

    The Bitterroot comes to life at the convergence of the East and West forks of the Bitterroot respectively, just north of ...

  • Brave Bear Falls

    1 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    This canyon hike into the Bitterroot Mountains is very scenic and easy enough for the kids. The tall rock spires and massive, old-growth larch trees will keep you looking up constantly, and the ...
    •  1-2 hours
    •  2.8 miles
    •  Guide

    This canyon hike into the Bitterroot Mountains is very scenic and easy enough for the kids. The tall rock spires and massive, ...

  • Blodgett Canyon Overlook

    1 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    This short, well-maintained trail is suitable for hikers of all abilities. The route requires an unhurried forty-five-minute walk, crossing the crest of Romney Ridge to reach a collection of ...
    •  1.5–2.0 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    This short, well-maintained trail is suitable for hikers of all abilities. The route requires an unhurried forty-five-minute ...

  • The Bitterroot Valley: Missoula to Lost Trail

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    This 95-mile drive up the Bitterroot Valley to the Idaho border goes from the urban setting of Missoula and south along the beautiful Bitterroot Mountains, with a view of the rolling Sapphire ...
    •  95 miles
    •  Guide

    This 95-mile drive up the Bitterroot Valley to the Idaho border goes from the urban setting of Missoula and south along the ...

  • Star Falls

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    Star Falls pours through a small canyon of granite and gneiss in the pine and fir timberlands of the East Fork Bitterroot River. The 11-mile round trip is ideal as a long day-hike or overnight ...
    •  7-9 hours
    •  11.0 miles
    •  Guide

    Star Falls pours through a small canyon of granite and gneiss in the pine and fir timberlands of the East Fork Bitterroot ...

  • Overwhich Falls

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    At 200 feet tall, Overwhich Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in the region and well worth the two-day trek. Unlike the many stream following routes in this book, this hike has the unique ...
    •  9-11 hours
    •  19.0 miles
    •  Guide

    At 200 feet tall, Overwhich Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in the region and well worth the two-day trek. Unlike ...

  • Boulder Falls

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    Boulder Falls Trail combines all the fantastic features of a Bitterroot Mountains hike: interesting rock formations, steep canyon walls, massive boulders, cool and diverse forests, and lots of ...
    •  4-6 hours
    •  8.0 miles
    •  Guide

    Boulder Falls Trail combines all the fantastic features of a Bitterroot Mountains hike: interesting rock formations, steep ...

  • Little Rock Creek Falls

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    Situated near the south shore of Lake Como, Little Rock Creek Falls tumbles for 75 feet down a narrow, rocky canyon in multiple cascades. This lakeside hike can be combined with the Rock Creek ...
    •  4-6 hours
    •  5.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Situated near the south shore of Lake Como, Little Rock Creek Falls tumbles for 75 feet down a narrow, rocky canyon in multiple ...

  • Rock Creek Falls

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    This popular trail for families and novice hikers follows the north shore of beautiful Lake Como. You will likely observe waterfowl and songbirds and other wildlife, too. Rock Creek Falls, ...
    •  3-5 hours
    •  6.0 miles
    •  Guide

    This popular trail for families and novice hikers follows the north shore of beautiful Lake Como. You will likely observe ...

  • Canyon Falls

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    The scenery along Canyon Creek Trail displays the typical ruggedness of a Bitterroot Mountains canyon, but with less fire damage than most other places. Canyon Falls is the tallest waterfall ...
    •  5-7 hours
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The scenery along Canyon Creek Trail displays the typical ruggedness of a Bitterroot Mountains canyon, but with less fire ...

  • Blodgett Falls

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    Situated in the Bitterroot Mountains west of Hamilton, Blodgett Canyon is a delightful place for hikers of varying skill levels. Even children with good footwear and endurance can complete this ...
    •  5-7 hours
    •  9.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Situated in the Bitterroot Mountains west of Hamilton, Blodgett Canyon is a delightful place for hikers of varying skill ...

  • Mill Canyon Falls

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    This hike takes you into a rugged canyon of high rock walls. The trail follows Mill Creek through a mix of live and burned forest to the foot of a lovely cascade. Look for wildlife on this hike—you ...
    •  4-6 hours
    •  6.2 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike takes you into a rugged canyon of high rock walls. The trail follows Mill Creek through a mix of live and burned ...

  • Sweathouse Falls

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    The hike to Sweathouse Falls is a moderate 1,250-foot climb along a rushing stream through a rugged, glacially carved valley. The trail gains fabulous views of the waterfalls amidst the background ...
    •  2-3 hours
    •  4.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The hike to Sweathouse Falls is a moderate 1,250-foot climb along a rushing stream through a rugged, glacially carved valley. ...

  • Abha Falls

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    Abha Falls is the closest waterfall hike to Missoula, and the Bass Creek Trail is very popular with hikers. However, you probably won’t have too much company at the waterfall because it’s tucked ...
    •  2-4 hours
    •  5.8 miles
    •  Guide

    Abha Falls is the closest waterfall hike to Missoula, and the Bass Creek Trail is very popular with hikers. However, you ...

  • Lost Horse Lake

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    Of the hikes originating from Bear Creek Pass, Lost Horse Lake is perhaps the most alluring. Best suited for overnight or weekend backpack trips, Lost Horse is also within the abilities of well-conditioned ...
    •  7.5–9.0 hours
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    Of the hikes originating from Bear Creek Pass, Lost Horse Lake is perhaps the most alluring. Best suited for overnight or ...

  • Coquina Lake

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    Perhaps as a precautionary measure against overuse, most forest maps omit the spur trail to Coquina Lake—but on the ground it is clearly recognizable. The round-trip makes a lovely day hike and ...
    •  3.0–4.0 hours
    •  5.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Perhaps as a precautionary measure against overuse, most forest maps omit the spur trail to Coquina Lake—but on the ground ...

  • Spruce Lake

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    The rough trail leading to Spruce Lake, a little-known tarn 2 miles southwest of Bear Creek Pass, offers a more challenging trip than most other day hikes in the area. The trail is in fair condition ...
    •  4.5–6.0 hours
    •  6.4 miles
    •  Guide

    The rough trail leading to Spruce Lake, a little-known tarn 2 miles southwest of Bear Creek Pass, offers a more challenging ...

  • Bailey Lake

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    Bailey Lake offers pleasant Bitterroot fare—good fishing and aesthetics along the Bitterroot Divide—and is well within reach of most day hikers, including younger children. Though the trail ...
    •  1.5–2.0 hours
    •  2.4 miles
    •  Guide

    Bailey Lake offers pleasant Bitterroot fare—good fishing and aesthetics along the Bitterroot Divide—and is well within reach ...

  • Blodgett Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    This trail showcases the majestic length of Blodgett Canyon, a hands-down favorite of many local hikers and the centerpiece of the many east-west canyons found along the western margin of the ...
    •  12.0–14.0 hours
    •  23 miles
    •  Guide

    This trail showcases the majestic length of Blodgett Canyon, a hands-down favorite of many local hikers and the centerpiece ...

  • Hamilton

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    The largest Bitterroot Valley town, Hamilton, was planned and built by Marcus Daly, one of Montana’s “Copper Kings.” Seeing potential to acquire much-needed timber for his mines and smelters, ...
    •  Guide

    The largest Bitterroot Valley town, Hamilton, was planned and built by Marcus Daly, one of Montana’s “Copper Kings.” Seeing ...

  • Bitterroot River

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    A model water agreement brokered by TU ensures the preservation of this magnificent fishery. Generated from snows that cling to the Bitterroot Mountains to the west and the Pintler Peaks of the ...
    •  Guide

    A model water agreement brokered by TU ensures the preservation of this magnificent fishery. Generated from snows that cling ...

  • Blodgett Canyon

    0 Reviews

    Hamilton, MT

    When I was first informed that folks tackle this popular, scenic hiking trail on their bikes, I was in disbelief. Despite having been burned by the massive forest fires of 2000, the trail offers ...
    •  3 hours
    •  14 miles
    •  Guide

    When I was first informed that folks tackle this popular, scenic hiking trail on their bikes, I was in disbelief. Despite ...