Top Adventures in Lincoln

  • Pick Huckleberries at Reservoir Lake

    If you live anywhere near the Pacific Northwest, you've likely heard of huckleberries -- if you haven't, what are you doing with your life? These juicy little gems are worth every once it takes to pluck them from the bush. While there are plenty o...

  • Hike the Continental Divide Trail via Roger Pass

    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 F...

    2.33 miles 665 ft gain

  • Hike to Cataract Falls

    Located in the Lewis and Clark National Forest on the Rocky Mountain Front, this hike will give the best bang for your buck -- it's about as easy as they come but still boasts outstanding views. The falls are roaring in the spring with snow melt, ...

    0.5 miles

  • Hike Crown Mountain, Augusta

    Located an hour and forty minutes east of Great Falls Montana, Crown Mountain is a fun day hike, and you'll see few if any other people. The nearest town is Augusta and a great place to stop for a burger and beer at Buckhorn Bar afterward.  From A...

    8 miles 4200 ft gain

  • Fly Fish the Missouri River from Holter Dam to Cascade.

    Due to the cold water being released from the bottom of Holter Lake, it creates excellent habitat for trout. The section of the Missouri River from Holter Dam to Cascade, MT is the main area for trout fishing, and has excellent access to the river...

  • Continental Divide Trail: MacDonald Pass to Priest Pass

    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 ...

    10.8 miles 2500 ft gain

  • Hike to Willow Creek Falls

    The hike up Willow Creek Gorge is one of my favorites so far. Unfortunately, because of the terrain and elevation gain, I wouldn't recommend taking young kids but if you do, make sure they're attached to you in some way. There are no services at t...

    4.5 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Cross-Country Ski at Lubrecht Experimental Forest

    Lubrecht Experimental forest is owned and managed by both the College of Forestry & Conservation and the State of Montana Department of Natural Resources. The forest spans over 28,000 acres in the Blackfoot River drainage.A local favorite, Lu...

    12.6 miles 50 ft gain

  • Four Wheel Drive and then Hike to Historic Mann Gulch

    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 tr...

    2.4 miles 1535 ft gain

  • Prospect Shaft Trail

    The Prospect Shaft Trail is a lightly used trail used to reach the summit of Mt Helena. The trail is rated as a 'moderate' trail due to its steep, loose, rocky surface. Due to these characteristics, it's rarely used for mountain biking and primari...

    2.4 miles 800 ft gain

  • 1906 Trail

    Located just outside of Helena, the 1906 Trail starts at the Mt Helena Parking Lot. The path is wide enough to share with hikers, trail runners, or mountain bikers. Note: this is an uphill-only trail for mountain biking. It's a very popular trail ...

    3 miles 1000 ft gain

  • Rodney Ridge Trail

    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. Do...

    2.6 miles 300 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Lincoln, Montana

      Aspen Grove Group Use Area

      Overview Aspen Grove Group Use Campground sits in forested mountain terrain on the banks of the Blackfoot River in the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest. At an elevation of 4,800 feet ben...

    • Lincoln, Montana

      Cummings Cabin

      Overview Located 8.5 miles east of Lincoln, Montana, Cummings Cabin is a historic structure, representative of the old mining cabins that dotted the countryside in the greater Lincoln area around ...

    • Lewis and Clark County, Montana

      Granite Butte Lookout

      Overview The Granite Butte Lookout is located at 7,587 feet above sea level atop the Continental Divide of North America. The 15' by 15' lookout cabin sits atop a 20' tall wooden tower that was fi...

    • Ovando, Montana

      Monture Guard Station Cabin

      Overview Monture Guard Station sits in the Lolo National Forest in western Montana, offering excellent winter recreation for visitors.Recreation Monture Guard Station offers modern amenities and fu...

    • Helena, Montana

      Moose Creek Cabin

      Overview Moose Creek Cabin is situated in an grassy clearing surrounded by conifer forest in the Tenmile Creek drainage west of Helena, Montana. The cabin was constructed in 1907 and used by the F...

    • Elliston, Montana

      Kading Cabin

      Overview Kading Cabin is located 16 miles south of Elliston, Montana in Helena National Forest. This site has served the Forest Service since the early 1900s when the agency was forming. It was se...

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