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5,427 mi 8,734 km of trail 36 Featured Hikes

Gems 20 Gems Easy Trails 316 Trails Intermediate Trails 496 Trails Hard Trails 377 Trails
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Gems in Northwestern Montana - 20

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gem Favorite St Mary's Falls.

St. Mary Falls

(36) Rising Sun, MT
gem Favorite Grinnell Glacier past end of trail, Many Glacier area, Glacier National Park. with permission from phil h

Grinnell Glacier

(26) Swiftcu…, MT
gem Favorite Trail to the mountain.

Logan Pass

(26) Red Roc…, MT
gem Favorite Virginia Falls.

Virginia Falls

(23) Rising Sun, MT
gem Favorite Running Eagle Falls (low flow, August) as the day turns to dusk. Near Two Medicine Lake.

Running Eagles Falls

(20) Bison, MT
gem Favorite Three friends taking a minute to take in the view from the summit of Siyeh Pass.

Siyeh Pass

(11) Rising Sun, MT
gem Favorite Dawson Cutoff overlooking Pitamakin Lake.

Pitamakan Pass

(11) Rising Sun, MT
gem Favorite One of many iconic red cedars along the way.

Glacier Cedar Forest

(18) Red Roc…, MT

Featured Hikes in Northwestern Montana - 31

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Favorite Grinnell Lake overlook.
Intermediate/Difficult

Grinnell Glacier

10.3 mi 16.6 km • Out and Back • 1,774 ft Ascent 540.61 m Ascent

(112) Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite Avalanche Creek currents.
Easy/Intermediate

Avalanche Lake

6.2 mi 9.9 km • Loop • 616 ft Ascent 187.82 m Ascent

(161) Red Roc…, MT
Favorite View of Hidden Lake taken from the lookout at the top of the trail.
Intermediate

Hidden Lake Overlook

2.7 mi 4.3 km • Out and Back • 490 ft Ascent 149.25 m Ascent

(74) Red Roc…, MT
Favorite Last sight of Lake McDonald on the way down the Highline Trail
Intermediate

Highline to The Loop

11.7 mi 18.8 km • Point to Point • 1,183 ft Ascent 360.66 m Ascent

(67) Red Roc…, MT
Favorite Iceberg Lake.
Intermediate

Iceberg Lake

9.8 mi 15.8 km • Out and Back • 1,349 ft Ascent 411.22 m Ascent

(63) Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite St Mary's Falls.
Easy/Intermediate

St. Mary / Virginia Falls

3.1 mi 5.0 km • Out and Back • 467 ft Ascent 142.38 m Ascent

(58) Rising Sun, MT
Favorite Great views of Reynolds Mountain and Preston Park along the Siyeh Pass trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Siyeh Pass Route

10.2 mi 16.5 km • Point to Point • 2,229 ft Ascent 679.35 m Ascent

(27) Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite Awesome part of the Dawson-Pitamakan trail curving around Mt. Morgan.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pitamakan/Dawson Loop

17.9 mi 28.9 km • Point to Point • 3,320 ft Ascent 1011.94 m Ascent

(20) Bison, MT

Trails in Northwestern Montana - 1153

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2.6 mi 4.2 km #1Hidden Lake
Intermediate
Red Rock Point, MT
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Red Rock Point, MT 30 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Grinnell Glacier Overlook
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
0.9 mi 1.4 km Swiftcurrent, MT 18 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #3Grinnell Glacier Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
3.5 mi 5.6 km Swiftcurrent, MT 15 
7.7 mi 12.3 km #4Swiftcurrent Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
7.7 mi 12.3 km Swiftcurrent, MT 14 
10.1 mi 16.2 km #5Dawson Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Bison, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
10.1 mi 16.2 km Bison, MT
3.6 mi 5.9 km #6Apgar Lookout
Intermediate
West Glacier, MT
Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.9 km West Glacier, MT 21 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #7Trail of the Cedars
Easy
Red Rock Point, MT
Easy
0.9 mi 1.4 km Red Rock Point, MT 23 
2.0 mi 3.1 km #8Bluebird Trail #83
Intermediate/Difficult
Eureka, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
2.0 mi 3.1 km Eureka, MT
7.8 mi 12.5 km #9Siyeh Pass Trail
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
7.8 mi 12.5 km Swiftcurrent, MT
10.2 mi 16.4 km #10Bass Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Stevensville, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
10.2 mi 16.4 km Stevensville, MT
12.7 mi 20.5 km #11Stoney Indian Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
12.7 mi 20.5 km Swiftcurrent, MT
15.1 mi 24.4 km #12Red Gap Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
15.1 mi 24.4 km Swiftcurrent, MT
3.3 mi 5.3 km #13Sperry Glacier
Intermediate/Difficult
Red Rock Point, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
3.3 mi 5.3 km Red Rock Point, MT
3.1 mi 5.1 km #14Mount Wright Hiker Trail #160
Difficult
Choteau, MT
Difficult
3.1 mi 5.1 km Choteau, MT
17.7 mi 28.5 km #15Pitamakan Pass Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
St. Mary, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
17.7 mi 28.5 km St. Mary, MT
4.3 mi 6.9 km #16Helen Lake Trail
Easy
Swiftcurrent, MT
Easy
4.3 mi 6.9 km Swiftcurrent, MT
4.8 mi 7.7 km #17Windy Mountain Trail (#454)
Easy/Intermediate
Fort Benton, MT
Easy/Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km Fort Benton, MT
2.0 mi 3.2 km #18Medicine Grizzly Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Rising Sun, MT
Easy/Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Rising Sun, MT
9.2 mi 14.8 km #19Two Medicine Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Bison, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
9.2 mi 14.8 km Bison, MT
31.5 mi 50.8 km #20CDT: Many Glacier to Goat Haunt (MT Sec. 30)
Intermediate/Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
31.5 mi 50.8 km Swiftcurrent, MT

Photos of Northwestern Montana - 818

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Avalanche Creek currents.
Dec 31, 2015 near Red Roc…, MT
Swiftcurrent Lake. Glacier National Park.
Sep 10, 2016 near Swiftcu…, MT
Grinnell Lake overlook.
Nov 12, 2015 near Swiftcu…, MT
St Mary's Falls.
Jan 21, 2016 near Rising Sun, MT
A friendly local waves hello to hikers.
Nov 12, 2015 near Swiftcu…, MT
Hidden Lake
Dec 30, 2018 near Red Roc…, MT
Mt. Grinnell.
Nov 6, 2016 near Swiftcu…, MT
View of Hidden Lake taken from the lookout at the top of the trail.
Oct 1, 2016 near Red Roc…, MT

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