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Gems in Flathead National Forest - 1

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gem Favorite Mountain goat and kid at Goat Lick.

Goat Lick Overlook

(8) Nimrod, MT

Recommended Routes in Flathead National Forest - 5

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Favorite View from first ridge , this he first location you can see int Jewel Basin on this hike, about a half mile to the summit.
Difficult

Jewel Basin Loop

8.1 mi 13.0 km 1,984' Up 604.58 m Up 1,988' Down 605.97 m Down

Bigfork, MT
Favorite Looking down Holland Lake
Easy/Intermediate

Holland Falls National Recreation Trail #416

3.5 mi 5.6 km 624' Up 190.26 m Up 624' Down 190.24 m Down

Seeley…, 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 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 Looking off toward Two Medicine Pass from the Park Creek Trail.
Intermediate

Park Creek

34.0 mi 54.8 km 3,110' Up 948 m Up 3,110' Down 947.99 m Down

Essex, MT

Flathead National Forest Hiking

  • 605 Miles 974 Kilometers of Trail
  • 5 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Gem Gems
  • 22 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 45 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 29 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Flathead National Forest - 91

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4.3 mi 7.0 km #1Mt. Aeneas Trail #717
Difficult
Bigfork, MT
Difficult
Bigfork, MT
1.9 mi 3.1 km #2Notch Trail
Intermediate
Kalispell, MT
Intermediate
Kalispell, MT
23.0 mi 37.0 km #3Alpine Trail (South)
Difficult
Polson, MT
Difficult
Polson, MT
6.9 mi 11.1 km #4Cedar Lake Trail #738
Intermediate/Difficult
Polson, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Polson, MT
6.5 mi 10.5 km #5Piper Lake Trail #119
Intermediate/Difficult
Pablo, MT
Intermediate/Difficult
Pablo, MT
3.0 mi 4.9 km #6Turquoise Lake Trail #708
Intermediate
Ronan, MT
Intermediate
Ronan, MT
15.0 mi 24.1 km #7Coal Creek Trail
Difficult
Nyack, MT
Difficult
Nyack, MT
3.5 mi 5.6 km #8Whitefish Trail-Lupfer Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Whitefish, MT
Easy/Intermediate
Whitefish, MT
13.5 mi 21.8 km #9Foys to Blacktail Trail
Difficult
Kalispell, MT
Difficult
Kalispell, MT
3.5 mi 5.7 km #10Ousel Peak Trail #331
Difficult
West Glacier, MT
Difficult
West Glacier, MT

Photos of Flathead National Forest - 45

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Cold Lake.  Well worth the hike up!
Sep 27, 2021 near Ronan, MT
Swan Mountain from near Inspiration Pass
Jul 29, 2020 near Polson, MT
Dolly Varden Creek
Aug 31, 2019 near Summit, MT
Trail 686 Meadows wildflowers
Aug 31, 2019 near Summit, MT
View from peak
Oct 24, 2021 near Nyack, MT
View from first ridge , this he first location you can see int Jewel Basin on this hike, about a half mile to the summit.
Aug 2, 2018 near Bigfork, MT
Almost to the Summit. It is now snowing pretty hard and cant see what is over the edge
Apr 22, 2018 near Nyack, MT
Goats hangin out at the peak!
Oct 25, 2021 near Bigfork, MT