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The Best Hiking in Great Falls

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

Top hiking spots in and near Great Falls

  • Great Falls, Montana

    Rivers Edge Trail through Riverside Park

    2.24 mi / 56 ft gain
    Rivers Edge Trail through Riverside Park is a loop trail that takes you through a nice forest located near Great Falls, Montana.
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  • Great Falls, Montana

    River's Edge Trail: 9th Street North Loop

    3.53 mi / 98 ft gain
    River's Edge Trail: 9th Street North Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Great Falls, Montana.
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  • Great Falls, Montana

    River's Edge Trail (North Side)

    8.32 mi / 253 ft gain
    River's Edge Trail (North Side) is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Great Falls, Montana.
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  • Great Falls, Montana

    Hike or Bike the South Shore River's Edge Trail

    10 mi / 975 ft gain
    The South Shore River's Edge Trail runs along the Missouri River. The trail is rated as moderate and is perfect for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. It's an out-and-back, so you can go as far as you like. To start, park at the South Shore Trail Trailhead (click the Get Directions link ...
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  • Great Falls, Montana

    Ryan Island Dam Trail

    0.38 mi / 16 ft gain
    Ryan Island Dam Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Great Falls, Montana.
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  • Great Falls, Montana

    Missouri River North Shore Trail

    6.74 mi / 617 ft gain
    Missouri River North Shore Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Floweree, Montana.
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  • Sun River, Montana

    Hike the First Peoples Buffalo Jump Loop

    5.0
    3 mi / 400 ft gain
    While the trail doesn't offer the typical scenery of a Montana hike, the views are spectacular. At the top of the jump, you're at one of the highest points of the basin, allowing you to take in the full magnitude of the surrounding mountains, which include the Big Belt, Little Belt and Highwood R...
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  • Great Falls, Montana

    North Shore Rivers Edge Trail East

    6.9 mi / 700 ft gain
    The North Shore Rivers Edge Trail East is a moderate trail that has been created mostly by the local biking associations. The trail follows the bluffs on the edge of the river with plenty of twists and turns to keep it interesting.  To access the East section of the North Shore Rivers Edge trail,...
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  • Great Falls, Montana

    Hike Sulphur Springs Trail

    3.32 mi / 278 ft gain
    You can find the Sulphur Springs trailhead near the Morony Dam and Reservoir. There's a graveled parking lot, an outhouse and an informative story board to quell your curiosity. For your convenience, I'll give you a Reader's Digest version of the history of this specific area. As we all know, Lew...
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  • Belt, Montana

    Sluice Boxes Trail

    2.73 mi / 259 ft gain
    Sluice Boxes Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Belt, Montana.
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  • Belt, Montana

    Sluice Boxes State Park

    7.71 mi / 643 ft gain
    The soaring limestone cliffs and ledges mark the Belt Creek Canyon. Back in the day, this area in the Little Belt Mountains was a haven for mining. Now, the old railroad bed serves as the main access route of Sluice Boxes State Park. Sluice Boxes State Park was established in 1970 and consists o...
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  • Geyser, Montana

    Wolf Butte

    6.68 mi / 1696 ft gain
    Wolf Butte is a loop trail located near Geyser, Montana.
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  • Helena, Montana

    Four Wheel Drive and then Hike to Historic Mann Gulch

    2.4 mi / 1535 ft gain
    In 1949, a fire started in a remote area of the Gates of the Mountains wilderness, a gulch east of the Upper Missouri River. Fifteen smokejumpers were dropped in to fight it. Thirteen died. The United States Forest Service drew lessons from the tragedy of the Mann Gulch fire by designing new trai...
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  • Neihart, Montana

    Memorial Falls

    1.32 mi / 417 ft gain
    Memorial Falls is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Neihart, Montana.
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  • Helena, Montana

    Explore Refrigerator Canyon

    0.5 mi / 100 ft gain
    The Refrigerator Canyon Trail is a scenic trail that leads into the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness. While this trail goes back for up to 16 miles, for this adventure, we will focus on the first half-mile of the trail. The first half-mile of Refrigerator Canyon Trail is the most scenic and uniq...
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  • Stanford, Montana

    Big Baldy Mountain and Rhoda Lake

    4.04 mi / 1900 ft gain
    Big Baldy Mountain and Rhoda Lake is a 6.3 kilometer lightly trafficked loop trail located near Stanford, Montana.
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