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The Best Backpacking in Helena

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Helena

  • 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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  • Helena, Montana

    Continental Divide Trail: MacDonald Pass to Priest Pass

    5.0
    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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  • Lincoln, Montana

    Hike the Continental Divide Trail via Roger Pass

    2.33 mi / 665 ft gain
    After driving over Rogers Pass more times than I can count, we finally made it a point to stop and check out the Continental Divide Trail No. 440 -- glad we did. If you've driven the pass, you've seen the trail head about 66 miles west of Great Falls -- the wooden stairs off the right side of th...
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  • White Sulphur Springs, Montana

    Mount Edith

    7.31 mi / 2297 ft gain
    Mount Edith is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Ringling, Montana.
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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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  • Lincoln, Montana

    Arrastra Creek Trail

    7.68 mi / 1430 ft gain
    Arrastra Creek Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Lincoln, Montana.
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