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The Best Backpacking in Butte

Looking for the best backpacking in Butte? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Butte. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top backpacking spots in and near Butte

  • Wise River, Montana

    Hike to Lower and Upper Seymour Lakes

    12 mi
    There are so many wilderness areas to choose from in Montana, it can be quite overwhelming. But try this on for size: the Pintlers are essentially Glacier National Park, without the people. Not only does it traverse the CDT, but chances are you won't see a lot of people, if any, on your adventure...
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  • Deer Lodge, Montana

    Trask Lakes via Rock Creek

    16.45 mi / 3353 ft gain
    Trask Lakes via Rock Creek is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Deer Lodge, Montana.
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  • Cardwell, Montana

    Hollow Top Lake

    10.03 mi / 2562 ft gain
    Hollow Top Lake is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Pony, Montana.
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  • Dillon, Montana

    Gorge Lakes Trail

    6.37 mi / 1614 ft gain
    Gorge Lakes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Dillon, Montana.
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  • Helena, Montana

    Continental Divide Trail: MacDonald Pass to Priest Pass

    10.8 mi / 2500 ft gain
    The CDT trail is a popular trail with thru-hikers, and is considered one of the three Crown Jewels. The Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail being the other two.  This section of the Continental Divide Trail starts 25-minutes to the West of Helena just off Highway 12 at the CDNST Trailhe...
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  • Clancy, Montana

    Willard Creek, Trail 301, and East Fork Loop

    12.18 mi / 2572 ft gain
    Willard Creek, Trail 301, and East Fork Loop is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Clancy, Montana.
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  • Anaconda, Montana

    Backpack the Warren Pass Loop

    12 mi / 2000 ft gain
    Often overlooked due not to its lack of scenery, but rather because of its proximity to both Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness in southwest Montana is a haven for hikers and backpackers seeking a true wilderness experience. Established in 1964, the area strad...
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  • Anaconda, Montana

    Hike the Johnson Lake Loop

    16 mi / 3160 ft gain
    Day 1: After pulling into the Middle Fork parking lot, there will be two trailheads. Sign in at either one, but I started at TH 28 to head directly to Johnson Lake. A gradual climb passes beautiful waterfalls and recovering burn scars dotted with flowers. To Johnson Lake is 5.2 miles with an ele...
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