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Gems in Northwestern Montana - 20

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gem Favorite St Mary's Falls.

St. Mary Falls

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

Grinnell Glacier

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

Logan Pass

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

Virginia Falls

(24) 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

(12) Rising Sun, MT

Recommended Routes in Northwestern Montana - 32

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Favorite Grinnell Lake overlook.
Intermediate/Difficult

Grinnell Glacier

10.3 mi 16.6 km 1,774' Up 540.61 m Up 1,777' Down 541.59 m Down

Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite Looking at the Continental Divide from the trail from Granite Park Chalet on the way to the Loop.
Intermediate/Difficult

Highline to The Loop

11.7 mi 18.8 km 1,183' Up 360.66 m Up 3,554' Down 1083.33 m Down

Red Roc…, MT
Favorite Amazing sunny day at Avalanche Lake with all of the falls flowing.
Intermediate

Avalanche Lake via Trail of the Cedars

6.2 mi 9.9 km 616' Up 187.82 m Up 616' Down 187.75 m Down

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 490' Up 149.25 m Up 489' Down 149 m Down

Red Roc…, MT
Favorite Iceberg Lake.
Intermediate

Iceberg Lake

9.8 mi 15.8 km 1,349' Up 411.22 m Up 1,349' Down 411.17 m Down

Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite St Mary's Falls.
Intermediate

St. Mary / Virginia Falls

3.1 mi 5.0 km 467' Up 142.38 m Up 467' Down 142.44 m Down

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

Siyeh Pass Route

10.2 mi 16.5 km 2,229' Up 679.35 m Up 3,371' Down 1027.38 m Down

Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite Awesome part of the Dawson-Pitamakan trail curving around Mt. Morgan.
Difficult

Pitamakan/Dawson Loop

17.9 mi 28.9 km 3,320' Up 1011.94 m Up 3,322' Down 1012.66 m Down

Bison, MT
Favorite Cracker lake when it first comes into view
Intermediate/Difficult

Cracker Lake

13.0 mi 20.9 km 1,434' Up 437.14 m Up 1,434' Down 437.19 m Down

Swiftcu…, MT

Northwestern Montana Hiking

  • 6,204 Miles 9,984 Kilometers of Trail
  • 37 Recommended Routes
  • 20 Gems Gems
  • 254 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 499 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 555 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Northwestern Montana - 1,271

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2.6 mi 4.2 km #1Hidden Lake
Intermediate
Red Rock Point, MT
Intermediate
Red Rock Point, MT 33 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Grinnell Glacier Overlook
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT 20 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #3Grinnell Glacier Trail
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT 15 
7.7 mi 12.3 km #4Swiftcurrent Pass
Intermediate/Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT 17 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #5Trail of the Cedars
Easy
Red Rock Point, MT
Easy
Red Rock Point, MT 31 
3.6 mi 5.9 km #6Apgar Lookout
Intermediate/Difficult
West Glacier, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
West Glacier, MT 26 
10.1 mi 16.2 km #7Dawson Pass
Difficult
Bison, MT
Difficult
Bison, MT
2.0 mi 3.1 km #8Bluebird Trail #83
Intermediate/Difficult
Eureka, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Eureka, MT
19.9 mi 32.0 km #9Highline Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Red Rock Point, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Red Rock Point, MT 14 
12.7 mi 20.5 km #10Stoney Indian Pass
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT

Photos of Northwestern Montana - 883

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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
Hidden Lake
Dec 30, 2018 near Red Roc…, MT
A friendly local waves hello to hikers.
Nov 12, 2015 near Swiftcu…, MT
View of Hidden Lake taken from the lookout at the top of the trail.
Oct 1, 2016 near Red Roc…, MT
Hiking Grinnell Glacier Trail with Grinnell Lake in the background.
Aug 16, 2017 near Swiftcu…, MT
Mt. Grinnell.
Nov 6, 2016 near Swiftcu…, MT