This list represents the most popular hiking in Montana. Use this list to plan your next Montana hiking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.
#1 West Fork Stillwater River Trail West Fork Stillwater Drainage
Red Lodge, MT
The West Fork of the Stillwater River forms on the southeast slope of Lake Mountain above Lake Plateau at an elevation over ...
#2 Cascade Creek to Lava Lake
The hike to Lava Lake is a steep, uphill trail through a narrow, forested canyon of pine, spruce and fir trees. The 40-acre ...
#3 Beehive Basin
Big Sky, MT
Beehive Basin sits in a bowl surrounded by mountains in the Spanish Peaks Primitive Area. At 9,200 feet, this top-of-the-world ...
#4 The Garden Wall
West Glacier, MT
A long day hike or extended backpack from Logan Pass. The Garden Wall section of the Highline Trail is one of the most popular ...
#5 Avalanche Lake Trail
Glacier National Park, MT
Avalanche Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Flathead County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It is 2.5 miles long ...
#6 Ousel Falls
Ousel Falls is a stunning, powerful waterfall. The wide, awesome falls crashes down over the canyon walls to the narrow canyon ...
#7 Hyalite Lake
A day hike or overnighter past cascading waterfalls, 11 of them no less, to the gorgeous subalpine Hyalite Basin. While walking ...
#8 Jerry Johnson Hot Springs (Idaho)
A series of primitive hot springs pools scattered along the banks of a rushing creek in a valley of statuesque cedar trees. ...
#9 Upper Potosi Hot Springs
Two primitive high-country hot springs pools with outstanding views of the surrounding Tobacco Root Mountains. This is one ...
#10 St. Mary Lake
A backpack that follows the south shore of St. Mary Lake to Red Eagle Creek
#11 St. Mary and Virginia Falls
A half-day hike from Going-to-the-Sun Road
#12 Hidden Lake Trail
Hidden Lake Trail is a hiking trail in Glacier County and Flathead County, Montana. It is within Glacier National Park. It ...
#13 Pine Creek Falls
The trail to Pine Creek Falls is located in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. The trail follows Pine Creek upstream to the ...
#14 Corral Creek Trail to Line Creek Plateau Main Fork of Rock Creek
The Corral Creek Trail climbs a narrow mountain drainage from Rock Creek Canyon, near Ratine Campground, to the 9,600-foot ...
#15 Piegan Pass
A day hike from Siyeh Bend
#16 Boulder Creek
Boulder Creek is the southernmost of the major Bitterroot River tributaries originating in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. ...
The Dawson-Pitamakan (pronounced pit-AH-muh-kun) Trail runs from Two Medicine Lake to the Continental Divide and around into ...
#18 The Beaten Path (Backpacking)
The most popular trans-Beartooth route. Many people who know the Beartooths say the East Rosebud is the most scenic valley ...
#19 The Upper Holland Loop
Swan Lake, MT
This trail provides a long day hike visiting several high lakes that lie west of the Continental Divide. The trail receives ...
#20 Upper Rattlesnake Greenway
The headwaters of Rattlesnake Creek form at McLeod Peak in the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness. The creek ...
Peaceful and relaxing, easy and flat and easily accessible