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    • Browning, Montana

      Swiftcurrent Lookout

      16.68 mi / 4491 ft gain
      Take this beautiful hike up Swiftcurrent Mountain to the Fire Lookout (8436 ft). The hike is 7.1 miles one-way from from the Swiftcurrent Inn parking lot trailhead. The elevation gain is 2,307 feet. The First 3 miles or so are a flat hike where you'll pass by several famous lakes and gain only ...
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    • Anaconda, Montana

      Backpack the Warren Pass Loop

      12 mi / 2000 ft gain
      Often overlooked due not to its lack of scenery, but rather because of its proximity to both Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks, the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness in southwest Montana is a haven for hikers and backpackers seeking a true wilderness experience. Established in 1964, the area strad...
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    • Troy, Montana

      Kootenai Falls and Swinging Bridge

      5.0
      1.59 mi / 200 ft gain
      Kootenai Falls is accessed via short dirt trail from the parking lot on Highway Two between Troy and Libby. In the summer the parking lot is often full and even has some vendors selling objects and food. The trail is easy to follow and winds through the forest before descending towards the rive...
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    • West Glacier, Montana

      Camp at Bowman Lake

      5.0
      26.85 mi / 3005 ft gain
      Bowman lake is the 3rd largest lake in Glacier National Park and one of the most remote areas accessible by car. The drive out on a dirt road is slow and bumpy but the reward is an area without crowds and lots of adventure potential. The first-come-first-served campground offers 48 sites near t...
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    • Gallatin Gateway, Montana

      Hike to Garnet Mountain Lookout

      5.0
      7.7 mi / 2800 ft gain
      Starting in Bozeman, travel south of Gallatin Gateway about 5 miles on Hwy 191 and turn left on to Storm Castle Creek Road. Follow this road for about 3.5 miles until the road ends. At this point, there is a decent sized parking area. The trail is open year round with ATV access and also snowmobi...
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    • Columbia Falls, Montana

      Hike to Apgar Lookout

      4.5
      7 mi / 1850 ft gain
      Precursor: I completed this hike in November, hence the snow in the photos. Due to a lack of tree coverage, this hike is best suited for a cool summer day, or in the late spring and early autumn. It is doable in the heat of the summer, but be sure to pack plenty of water. This hike begins by tre...
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    • Bigfork, Montana

      Hike to Bond Lake

      5.0
      11.6 mi / 2300 ft gain
      From Kalispell, head south towards Swan Lake along Highway 83 until a sign for Bond Creek Trailhead is located on the east side oft the road near mile marker 71. Turning onto Forest Service Road #680 and after 1.5 miles, turning on FS Road #9507, the trailhead will be 2.3 miles after the intersec...
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    • Anaconda, Montana

      Photograph the Falls at Lost Creek State Park

      5.0
      Drive along the park road until the road loops back near the campground. Park in any available space. From here, the falls are a short, 200 yard walk down a paved trail. Be sure to wear slip resistant shoes that you don't mind getting wet.After photographing the falls, be sure to follow the trail...
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    • Glacier County, Montana

      Upper Two Medicine Lake

      9.67 mi / 719 ft gain
      I did this trip during the end of autumn, and was pretty much the only person on the entire lake. With it being so serene and so quiet, I had the perfect nature getaway. I made sure to watch an epic sunrise on Two Medicine Lake, then spend the day taking my time to the upper lake and back, with a...
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    • Browning, Montana

      Camp at Many Glacier Campground in Glacier National Park

      5.0
      Enjoy one of Glacier National Park's best campgrounds, Many Glacier Campground, which you can reach on the east side of the Continental Divide. Directions: Travel to the east side of the park, and take highway 89 to the town of Babb. From Babb, drive west, reenter the park, and arrive at the Many...
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    • West Glacier, Montana

      Waterton Lake via Bowman Lake

      49.5 mi / 6365 ft gain
      Our trip started on Thursday evening, spending the night at the Bowman Lake campground. You can park your car here and it's where the hike will start and end. I recommend staying here the night before because day 1 is a doozy, so you'll want an early start. Day 1 is the hardest day of the hike, ...
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    • Arlee, Montana

      Explore Ewam Garden of One Thousand Buddhas

      4.0
      Situated just north of Arlee, MT; the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas is not only extremely relaxing and absolutely beautiful, but it also aligns positive properties of the physical world in a sacred architectural arrangement based on the eight-spoked Dharma wheel. Visitors can relax and enjoy the...
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    • Victor, Montana

      Hike to Bear Creek Overlook

      5.0
      5 mi / 1160 ft gain
      At the start of your hike, stay to left and meander your way through a shaded forest of Douglas fir and lodgepole pine.  Your steady uphill climb features about two dozen switchbacks with pockets of vibrant wildflowers and a meadow of fallen trees near the rim.  At the top, you'll be greeted with...
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    • West Glacier, Montana

      Waterton Lakes via Packers Roost

      5.0
      22.15 mi / 4596 ft gain
      Day 1: This gorgeous backpacking adventure begins at the Packer's Roost trailhead, which is almost halfway between West and East Glacier on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. This trailhead is marked on the highway before you get to the "Loop." It's a quick left turn so keep your eyes peeled as you pass ...
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    • Red Lodge, Montana

      West Fork - Lake Fork of Rock Creek Trail

      19 mi
      Start out at the West Fork trailhead west of Red Lodge and begin on an epic backpacking trip. This trek can easily be done anywhere from 2-5 days depending on ability and whether or not you want to take your time. Camp first at Quinnebaugh Meadows, a large meadow with great views of the Beartoot...
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    • McAllister, Montana

      Camp at South Meadow Creek Lake

      4.0
      To access the lake, take South Meadow Creek Road that exits US 287 at McAllister, MT. This dirt road will head west into the Tobacco Roots before turning into FS Road 1221 approximately 3 miles before the lake. If you are in a vehicle not equipped for off-roading, park your vehicle where FS Road ...
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