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The Best Backpacking in Seeley Lake

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

Top backpacking spots in and near Seeley Lake

  • Missoula County, Montana

    Morrell Fire Lookout

    17.31 mi / 3182 ft gain
    Morrell Fire Lookout is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Seeley Lake, Montana.
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  • Seeley Lake, Montana

    Hike to Turquoise Lake

    5.0
    12.2 mi / 1500 ft gain
    From Hwy 83 in the Swan Valley, south of mile marker 38, turn west onto Kraft Creek Rd also called Forest Service Road #561, the trailhead is about 11.5 miles at the end of the road. Turquoise Lake trail #708 starts 3 miles up the Glacier Creek trail #690. Total hiking distance to Turquoise lake...
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  • Condon, Montana

    Climb Holland Peak

    11 mi / 5200 ft gain
    About 2 mi. south of Condon, MT, take Rumble Creek Road east to Cooney Lookout and park at the trailhead at 4550 ft. Follow the trail for about 1 mi. and after about 100 yards after the third bridge, look for a well worn trail heading up the hill side. Take this steep, hard-packed trail and follo...
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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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  • Choteau, Montana

    Chinese Wall Trail

    55.57 mi / 8317 ft gain
    Chinese Wall Trail is a point-to-point trail that takes you by a river located near Augusta, Montana.
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  • Augusta, Montana

    Hike Crown Mountain, Augusta

    8 mi / 4200 ft gain
    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 Augusta, head West on Benchmark Road for 20 miles. ...
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  • Augusta, Montana

    Scapegoat Mountain

    31.15 mi / 7388 ft gain
    Scapegoat Mountain is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Augusta, Montana.
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  • Augusta, Montana

    Hike to Willow Creek Falls

    5.0
    4.5 mi / 1000 ft gain
    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 the trail head, so make sure to bring everything yo...
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  • Flathead National Forest, Montana

    Hike Montana's Swan Crest Trail

    47 mi
    Getting There: Coming from Seeley Lake, take the road towards Bigfork. Continue until you get to mile marker 27 and turn right into the Morrell/Clearwater turn off. Stay on the road most traveled until you dead end at the trail head roughly 7 miles up the road. Park here. The Trail: The trail ...
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  • Florence, Montana

    Backpack the Sweeney Creek Trail

    14 mi / 2600 ft gain
    The hike into Duffy Lake was approximately 7 miles with ~2600' gain. The first mile or two is fairly steep, then it will wiggle up and down the mountain until it drops down into the drainage to the lake. You can hike to Holloway Lake too if the trail isn't completely covered in snow. Late spring ...
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  • Florence, Montana

    Sweeney Ridge Trail

    8.74 mi / 3251 ft gain
    Sweeney Ridge Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Florence, Montana.
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