Hiking & Backpacking

There is no better way to experience Southwest Montana than with a hike through the forest. Whether you are looking for an easy stroll, or a rugged, strenuous mountain trek, we have the trail for you! If you are up for a back country backpacking adventure, that's available too - just be sure that you are properly prepared for the conditions. Dust off those hiking boots, strap on the pack, and hit the trail - you'll be glad you did.
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Browns Lake - Wise River Trail

Length: 13.3 milesUse: HeavyDifficulty: High difficulty.Trail Begins: Mono Creek CampgroundTrail Ends: T3S; R10W; Section 32, near Browns LakeThe firs...

Town: Wise River, MT
Butler Creek Trail #56

Length: 1.6 milesTrail Begins: Trail Junction 56Trail Ends: Trail Junction 102Area Map: Interagency Visitor Map: SW Montana USGS Map1: Bighole PassT...

Town: Wisdom, MT
Cabin Gulch/NorthFork Deep Creek Snowmobile Trail

Cabin Gulch/NorthFork Deep Creek Snowmobile Trail follows Forest Road 423 through a timbered area in the Big Belt Mountains. Limited parking at Cabin...

Town: Townsend, MT
Cabinet Creek Ski Trail

Cabinet Creek Ski Trail begins at plowed parking area on Highway 43 and follows Cabinet Creek to junction with Anderson Mountain Road; has some steep ...

Town: Wisdom, MT
Cable Campground Ski Trails

There is no grooming on Cable Campground Ski Trails.Length: 5.2 km of more difficult trailTrail Begins: Parking lot at Discovery Basin Ski AreaTrail E...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Camas Trail

Camas Trail follows an old road through conifers to small lakes in the Big Belt Mountains.Length: 6.0 milesTrail Begins: Forest Road, Township 9N; Ran...

Town: Townsend, MT
Carl Creek Trail

Carl Creek Trail is mainly used during hunting season, but it does allow for short outings since the Trailhead is along Highway 12 and accessible by c...

Town: Townsend, MT
Carpp Creek Trail

Length: 6.0 milesTrail Begins: Road 5106Trail Ends: Trail 111Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map and Anaconda Pintler Widerness Map ...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Carpp Lake Trail #110

Length: 2.6 milesTrail Begins: Trail 24Trail Ends: Trail 111Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map and the Anaconda Pintler Wilderness Map ...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Casey Meadows Trail

The Casey Meadows Trail (343) provides an easy hike into the Elkhorn Mountains. There is a gradual elevation gain on this three-mile walk to the mead...

Town: Helena, MT
Casey Peak Trail

From the Casey Meadows Trail (343) it is approximately 6 miles to Casey Peak. Once you reach the Casey Peak Trail continue about 1.5 miles. This par...

Town: Helena, MT
Cayuse Trail

The Cayuse Trail is mainly used for hunting, but it also makes a nice day hike. The trail has light use and is of moderate difficulty. Can be used a...

Town: Townsend, MT

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