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Gems in Northwestern Montana - 20

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gem Favorite St Mary's Falls.

St. Mary Falls

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

Grinnell Glacier

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

Logan Pass

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

Virginia Falls

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

Running Eagle Falls

(22) Bison, MT
gem Favorite Dawson Cutoff overlooking Pitamakin Lake.

Pitamakan Pass

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

Glacier Cedar Forest

(23) Red Roc…, MT
gem Favorite Red Rock Falls

Redrock Falls

(21) Swiftcu…, MT
gem Favorite No Photos

The Garden Wall

(11) Swiftcu…, MT
gem Favorite Wolverine Cabin. It's a cool former border patrol cabin!

Wolverine Cabin

(2) Eureka, MT
gem Favorite No Photos

Triple Divide Peak

(2) Rising Sun, MT
gem Favorite Camping on the beach at Lake McDonald Lodge in Glacier National Park, Montana.

Lake McDonald Lodge

(19) Red Roc…, MT
gem Favorite View from inside tunnel

Ptarmigan Tunnel

(9) Swiftcu…, MT
gem Favorite Sun Point

Sun Point - St. Mary Lake Overlook

(11) Rising Sun, MT
gem Favorite A view of the shore by Rocky Point

Rocky Point

(12) Apgar, MT
gem Favorite View from the top of Chief Mountain. with permission from Babbylonian

Chief Mountain

(3) Swiftcu…, MT
gem Favorite Bird Woman Falls in the evening.

Bird Woman Falls

(8) Red Roc…, MT
gem Favorite Mt. Grinnell.

Swiftcurrent Falls

(8) Swiftcu…, MT
gem Favorite Mountain goat and kid at Goat Lick.

Goat Lick Overlook

(8) Nimrod, MT

Recommended Routes in Northwestern Montana - 39

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Favorite Looking down into the University of Montana Grizzly Stadium.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Sentinel Crest

3.4 mi 5.5 km 1,864' Up 568.18 m Up 1,872' Down 570.68 m Down

Missoula, MT
Favorite Boulder Pass area
Difficult

Boulder Pass Loop

35.5 mi 57.1 km 4,342' Up 1323.4 m Up 4,365' Down 1330.32 m Down

Trailcreek, 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
Favorite Glacier National Park in winter
Intermediate

Coal Nyack Loop

37.2 mi 59.9 km 3,493' Up 1064.57 m Up 3,560' Down 1085.17 m Down

Nyack, MT
Favorite View from bowl looking up to Firebrand Pass
Intermediate/Difficult

Firebrand Pass

10.5 mi 16.8 km 1,956' Up 596.08 m Up 1,955' Down 596.02 m Down

False S…, MT
Favorite Bitterroot River.
Easy

Maclay Flats Trail 14.01

1.8 mi 3.0 km 10' Up 3.17 m Up 10' Down 3.17 m Down

Orchard…, MT
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 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 A view of Mount Wilbur from the Iceberg Lake / Ptarmigan Tunnel Trail.
Intermediate/Difficult

Ptarmigan Tunnel Route

10.9 mi 17.5 km 2,283' Up 695.97 m Up 2,283' Down 695.9 m Down

Swiftcu…, MT

Northwestern Montana Hiking

  • 6,597 Miles 10,617 Kilometers of Trail
  • 39 Recommended Routes
  • 20 Gems Gems
  • 321 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 633 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 626 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Northwestern Montana - 1,541

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3.4 mi 5.4 km #1Bonnet Top Trail #583
Difficult
Eureka, MT
Difficult
Eureka, MT
0.3 mi 0.5 km #2Douglas Hill Off-Highway Vehicle South Spur B Trail #254B
Easy
Eureka, MT
Easy
Eureka, MT
6.6 mi 10.6 km #3Gateway Trail #551
Easy
Eureka, MT
Easy
Eureka, MT
5.7 mi 9.2 km #4Barnum Creek Trail #24
Difficult
Kalispell, MT
Difficult
Kalispell, MT
0.6 mi 1.0 km #5Ant Flat Trail #348
Easy
Eureka, MT
Easy
Eureka, MT
3.0 mi 4.8 km #6Slimmer Creek Trail #442
Difficult
Somers, MT
Difficult
Somers, MT
0.7 mi 1.1 km #7Murphy Lake Trail #120
Difficult
Eureka, MT
Difficult
Eureka, MT
1.4 mi 2.2 km #8Swisher Lake Trail #470
Intermediate
Eureka, MT
Intermediate
Eureka, MT
2.8 mi 4.5 km #9McGregor Shoreline Trail #60
Intermediate
Lakeside, MT
Intermediate
Lakeside, MT
10.0 mi 16.0 km #10Washboard Reef Trail #117
Difficult
Choteau, MT
Difficult
Choteau, MT

Photos of Northwestern Montana - 1,024

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Grinnell Lake overlook.
Nov 12, 2015 near Swiftcu…, MT
A friendly local waves hello to hikers.
Nov 12, 2015 near Swiftcu…, MT
St Mary's Falls.
Jan 21, 2016 near Rising Sun, MT
Awesome part of the Dawson-Pitamakan trail curving around Mt. Morgan.
Jan 23, 2016 near Rising Sun, MT
Swiftcurrent Lake. Glacier National Park.
Sep 10, 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
Mt. Grinnell.
Nov 6, 2016 near Swiftcu…, MT
Hidden Lake
Dec 30, 2018 near Red Roc…, MT