“This is the steep way (2000ft of gain!) to reach the stunning views over Missoula.
— Hiking Project Staff
Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
This route is a burner to the top of Mt. Sentinel in Missoula, MT and offers awesome views of Missoula.
A seriously steep hike with many options for a way down.
"Going to the M" is an outing for visitors and locals throughout the years providing views of Missoula and the valley.
A steep, zigzagging path with many switchbacks and much more gain in elevation.
To hike the ridge trail, continue past the "M" for a few hundred feet then look up. You have more than 1300' to go to reach the top of Mt. Sentinel. Steep but well traveled. Slippery in spots. Typically windy at the top with stunning views in all directions. There are multiple ways to retreat down this mountain.
History & Background
The "M" on the west face of Mount Sentinel is a Missoula landmark since 1908. It has seen several transformations over the years.