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

Top Hiking Spots in and near Montana

  • White Sulphur Springs, Montana

    Kings Hill Pass Trail

    5.9 mi / 1800 ft gain
    The Kings Hill Pass Trail is located off Highway 89 in the Little Belt Mountains of the Helena-Lewis & Clark National Forest. Kings Hill is considered a scenic byway and climbs to an elevation just over 7,200 feet at the pass.  Kings Hill Pass Trail is considered a more difficult trail and se...
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  • Big Sky, Montana

    The Reflector Loop

    3.65 mi / 814 ft gain
    The Reflector Loop is a well-known hiking trail located in Big Sky, Montana. This trail is approximately 3.65 miles long and is rated as moderate in difficulty. It features an elevation gain of about 814 feet, making it a suitable choice for hikers with a moderate level of fitness. The trail is...
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  • Rising Sun, Montana

    Baring Falls via Piegan Pass Trail

    1.96 mi / 246 ft gain
    Baring Falls via Piegan Pass Trail is an out-and-back trail to a waterfall located near the southern end of St. Mary Lake in East Glacier Park Village, Montana.
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  • Libby, Montana

    Leigh Lake Trail #132

    2.66 mi / 1339 ft gain
    Leigh Lake Trail #132 is a short, but difficult hike. With the elevation gain greater than 1300 feet, you'll get quite the workout -- keep this in mind if thinking about brining small kids or pets. In fact, there are sections where you may be climbing up on all fours. Along the route, you'll pass...
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  • Browning, Montana

    The Garden Wall

    15.16 mi / 3944 ft gain
    The Garden Wall Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near West Glacier, Montana.
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  • Denton, Montana

    Spend the night at the Founders Hut and see the Prairie like you never have before!

    9 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The American Prairie Reserve (APR) in northeast and central Montana is the largest conservation project in the Lower 48, and a work in progress.  It's an effort to acquire more than three million acres of land to create the largest wildlife reserve in the Continental US, as well as as an effort t...
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  • Helena, Montana

    Rodney Ridge Trail

    2.6 mi / 300 ft gain
    With it's easy access from Rodney Street, Rodney Ridge Trail is a locals favorite. The trail heads up the ridge and provides fantastic views of Helena below.  The trail is rated as moderate, and is used primarily for mountain biking and hiking. Dogs are allowed, so, you'll most like encounter a 4...
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  • Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana

    Rock Island Lake Trail

    6.86 mi / 771 ft gain
    Rock Island Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a lake located near Cooke City, Montana.
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