Hilgard Basin Backpacking

Ennis, Montana 59729

Hilgard Basin Backpacking

Hilgard Basin (Backpacking) Professional Review and Guide

"A popular trip into the southern Madison Range. Of all the Madison Range’s natural wonders, the Hilgard Basin is one of the most beautiful and popular.

This could be an overnighter or even a long day hike, but it would be your big loss to head back without spending at least one day exploring, climbing, and fishing in the main basin or the south basin by making this a two- or three-night base camp. Special attractions: An unusual high-altitude, lake-filled basin."

Hilgard Basin (Backpacking) Reviews

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8/10/2008
This is a great area. I'm hoping to go back this year and spend more time exploring the area. I would spend at least 2 nights here. Very beautiful.
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Trail Information

Ennis
Nearby City
16
Distance
Several options
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Up to several days (mileage does not include side trips)
Duration
Best summer and fall
Season
Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS Hilgard Peak, Pika Point; USFS Lee Metcalf Wilderness
Local Maps