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483 mi 777 km of trail 5 Recommended Routes

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 15 Trails Intermediate Trails 40 Trails Hard Trails 32 Trails
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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

(7) Nimrod, MT

Recommended Routes in Flathead National Forest - 5

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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 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 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

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 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

Trails in Flathead National Forest - 82

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3.5 mi 5.6 km #1Whitefish Trail-Lupfer Loop
Easy/Intermediate
Whitefish, MT
Easy/Intermediate
Whitefish, MT
3.5 mi 5.7 km #2Ousel Peak Trail #331
Very Difficult
West Glacier, MT
Very Difficult
West Glacier, MT
1.9 mi 3.1 km #3Notch Trail
Intermediate
Kalispell, MT
Intermediate
Kalispell, MT
23.0 mi 37.0 km #4Alpine Trail (South)
Difficult
Polson, MT
Difficult
Polson, MT
15.0 mi 24.1 km #5Coal Creek Trail
Difficult
Nyack, MT
Difficult
Nyack, MT
4.3 mi 7.0 km #6Mt. Aeneas Trail #717
Difficult
Bigfork, MT
Difficult
Bigfork, MT
7.9 mi 12.7 km #7Bond Creek Trail #21
Difficult
Bigfork, MT
Difficult
Bigfork, MT
18.0 mi 29.0 km #8South Boundary
Intermediate
West Glacier, MT
Intermediate
West Glacier, MT
13.5 mi 21.8 km #9Foys to Blacktail Trail
Difficult
Kalispell, MT
Difficult
Kalispell, MT
5.5 mi 8.9 km #10Whitefish Trail-Haskill Section
Intermediate
Whitefish, MT
Intermediate
Whitefish, MT
3.8 mi 6.0 km #11Glacier Creek Trail #690
Easy/Intermediate
Ronan, MT
Easy/Intermediate
Ronan, MT
0.7 mi 1.1 km #12Lupfer Overlook Spur
Easy/Intermediate
Whitefish, MT
Easy/Intermediate
Whitefish, MT
3.0 mi 4.9 km #13Stanton Lake Trail #146
Easy/Intermediate
Pinnacle, MT
Easy/Intermediate
Pinnacle, MT
6.8 mi 11.0 km #14Beardance Trail #76
Difficult
Bigfork, MT
Difficult
Bigfork, MT
3.7 mi 5.9 km #15Scalplock Lookout
Difficult
Essex, MT
Difficult
Essex, MT
3.4 mi 5.4 km #16South Boundary Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Essex, MT
Easy/Intermediate
Essex, MT
0.3 mi 0.5 km #17Glacier Lake Feeder Trail #742
Easy
Ronan, MT
Easy
Ronan, MT
30.8 mi 49.6 km #18Spotted Bear River #83
Difficult
Snowslip, MT
Difficult
Snowslip, MT
9.5 mi 15.4 km #19Echo Broken Leg Trail #544
Intermediate
Bigfork, MT
Intermediate
Bigfork, MT
2.9 mi 4.7 km #20Phillips Trail #373
Difficult
Bigfork, MT
Difficult
Bigfork, MT

Photos of Flathead National Forest - 25

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Dolly Varden Creek
Aug 31, 2019 near Summit, MT
Trail 686 Meadows wildflowers
Aug 31, 2019 near Summit, 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
Stanton Lake
Jul 9, 2020 near Pinnacle, MT
Stanton Lake and Grant Ridge.
Jul 9, 2020 near Pinnacle, MT
Trail 686 Chair Mountain
Aug 31, 2019 near Summit, MT
Loneman Lookout with some South Boundary Trail to Lincoln Creek.
Jun 9, 2016 near Nyack, MT