Cross A Dreamy Foot Bridge And Relax Among The Canyon Walls On This Fairy Tale Trail In Montana
It’s no secret that Montana is a nature lover’s paradise, and our hiking trails are second to none. Whether you’re looking for an easy family-friendly adventure or a challenging trek, you’ll find it on the Treasure State’s trails.
The Trout Creek Canyon Trail lies somewhere in between the two extremes. If you’re up for devoting most of a day to this hike, you will not be disappointed.
Trout Creek Canyon is located in Helena National Forest.
While this hike is doable year-round (aside from the occasional severe winter weather), it's at its most beautiful in the summer.
The Trout Creek Canyon Trail spans about 6.5 miles round trip.
In spite of its length, this is considered a fairly easy hike for all skill levels.
The hike up Trout Creek Canyon begins with a flat, easy trail, quickly crossing over Trout Creek via a footbridge.
The views are breathtaking.
From here, it only gets more and more peaceful.
You might even spot some mountain goats or other wildlife on the hike.
Some of Montana's top trails have sweeping valley views or waterfalls at their peaks... but on this trail, it's all about the rugged canyon walls.
The jagged rock formations really are the highlight.
The trail is almost entirely flat and easy, aside from a small elevation gain as you zigzag through the canyon.
That's why this is a great trail for hikers of all skill levels and for any child old enough to walk moderate distances.
The next time you need to escape reality for a few hours, consider hiking Trout Creek Canyon.
It's an enchanting experience.
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Trout Creek Canyon trailhead, Trout Creek, Helena, MT 59602, USA