Martin Falls

Kalispell, Montana

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Located in the foothills of the Salish Mountains, this short, nature trail is a perfect hike for families and hikers of all ages. Tall, old-growth trees encircle the gorgeous cascade. It’s a great spot to relax for a while and enjoy the beauty of nature. Despite its closeness to Whitefish and Kalispell, it doesn’t receive too many visitors. The Martin Falls Nature Trail winds through old-growth forests of larch, cedar, fir, and hemlock. The dry temperate rainforest hosts a variety of plants and animals in its diverse layers of canopy. After only a few hundred feet of walking up a gentle trail, you reach the base of Martin Falls with a perfect head-on view. Exposed rock appears out of nowhere in the dense woods, and the small creek descends a tall whitewater staircase. Fallen logs are tossed like toothpicks around the opening in the forest. With an upper and lower cascade, the waterfall stands about 50 feet tall. There are comfortable places to sit and listen to the birds, feel the breeze, and enjoy the sight. Ambitious hikers can make a steep climb up a rough path on the right side to explore the top of the falls.
Hiking Waterfalls in Montana

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Hiking Waterfalls in Montana

by John Kratz (Falcon Guides)

Located in the foothills of the Salish Mountains, this short, nature trail is a perfect hike for families and hikers of all ages. Tall, old-growth trees encircle the gorgeous cascade. It’s a great spot to relax for a while and enjoy the beauty of nature. Despite its closeness to Whitefish and Kalispell, it doesn’t receive too many visitors.

The Martin Falls Nature Trail winds through old-growth forests of larch, cedar, fir, and hemlock. The dry temperate rainforest hosts a variety of plants and animals in its diverse layers of canopy. After only a few hundred feet of walking up a gentle trail, you reach the base of Martin Falls with a perfect head-on view. Exposed rock appears out of nowhere in the dense woods, and the small creek descends a tall whitewater staircase. Fallen logs are tossed like toothpicks around the opening in the forest. With an upper and lower cascade, the waterfall stands about 50 feet tall. There are comfortable places to sit and listen to the birds, feel the breeze, and enjoy the sight. Ambitious hikers can make a steep climb up a rough path on the right side to explore the top of the falls.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Kalispell
Distance: 0.1
Elevation Gain: 95 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 10 minutes
Season: May-Nov
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Upper Stillwater Lake Campground is located 6 miles north of Good Creek Road on US 93 and has five heavily used sites.
Local Maps: DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer Montana Page 21, D10; USGS Quad Radnor
Driving Directions: Directions to Martin Falls

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