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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Dome Shaped Mountain Trail #8

Length: 6.0 miles Trail Begins: Road 1591Trail Ends: Dome Shaped MountainArea Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Stony CreekTown...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Dry Creek Trail

The Dry Creek Trail is a moderately difficult hike. The first 3 miles are switchbacks uphill. A good day-hike with outstanding views. Trail leads i...

Town: Lincoln, MT
Duck Creek Pass Trail

Duck Creek Pass Trail provides scenic views from the Belt Divide, fishing and good access to the lakes, mountains, and trails of the Big Birch Creek B...

Town: Townsend, MT
East Fork Trail and Snowmobile Route

The East Fork Snowmobile Trail System consists of 9 connected snowmobile routes totaling approximately 57 miles. The routes are groomed on a regular b...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Edith Lake Trail

The Edith Lake Trail is moderately difficult due to uphill grade and rocky surface. The trail climbs above timberline to a saddle where you have view...

Town: Townsend, MT
Edith Lake Trail

Length: 1.0 milesTrail Begins: Trail 111Trail Ends: Edith LakeArea Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map and Anaconda Pintler Wilderness Map ...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Eight Mile Harvey Trail

Eight Mile Harvey Trail (245) trailhead is 3.1 miles from the closed gate.Length: 4.6 milesTrail Begins: Forest Service Road 358Trail Ends: Trail 21Ar...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Eight Mile Trail #22

Length: 2.0 milesTrail Begind: Road 358Trail Ends: Trail 243Area Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Harvey PointUSGS Map2: Spink...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Elk River Trail

A short hike with connections for longer hikes or horse trips.Elk River Trail (79) wanders through fairly heavy timber for 1.5 miles before it interse...

Town: Ennis, MT
Elkhorn Hot Springs Ski Trail

Elkhorn Hot Springs Ski Trail follows the old Wise River Polaris Road from Elkhorn Hot Springs to the top of the Price Creek Divide. From the Divide ...

Town: Polaris, MT
Emerine Trail #16

Length: 4.0 milesTrail Begins: Trail 17Trail Ends: Emerine LookoutArea Map: Deerlodge National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Mount EmerineTownship ...

Town: Philipsburg, MT
Estler Lake Trail

Estler Lake Trail connects Minneopa Lake with Estler Lake. A 4x4 trail connects Kelly Reservior with Estler. The trail is used by mountain bikers. ...

Town: Dillon, MT

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