9 Totally Kid-Friendly Hikes In Montana That Are 1 Mile And Under

Hiking Montana’s gorgeous trails is fun for the whole family, and it’s something we should be encouraging our young Montanans to do from an early age. However, little legs and short attention spans make some of our longer trails tough for them to handle. Fortunately, we’ve discovered a few short-and-sweet hikes in the Treasure State that they’ll love. Here are nine of the best hikes in Montana that are all 1 mile or under.

Hiking in Montana is fun for everyone. Have you explored any of the hikes listed above? What do you think are the best hikes in Montana? Let us know in the comments! And, if you are looking for even more scenic hikes, here’s another great list of trails that are under 3 miles in length.

Address: Palisade Falls, Montana 59047, USA
Address: Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Address: Running Eagle Falls, Montana 59434, USA
Address: Makoshika State Park Road, Makoshika State Park Rd, Glendive, MT 59330, USA
Address: Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730, USA
Address: Pictograph Cave State Park, 3401 Coburn Rd, Billings, MT 59101, USA
Address: Bozeman, MT, USA
Address: Kootenai Falls, MT 59935, USA
Address: Trail of the Cedars Nature Trail, West Glacier, MT 59936, USA
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Best Hikes in Montana

April 25, 2022

What are some of the best scenic hikes in Montana?

It is almost impossible to narrow down the best scenic hikes in Montana. All over the state, you will find hiking trails that lead to incredible destinations and that are beautiful every step of the way. If we had to narrow down some of the best scenic hikes in Montana, Grotto Falls would certainly make the list. This 2.4-mile trail is near the small town of Emigrant. If you hike this trail in the winter, you’ll encounter a frozen waterfall. In the summer, you’ll find flowing water surrounded by natural beauty — you may never want to leave.

For a scenic hike in Montana that is a bit longer and more challenging, tackle the Camas Lake Trail. This hiking trail is located near Hamilton, Montana, and is 5.5 miles. The lake views are quite beautiful at the end of this hike and we suggest you explore this hike early in the morning or in the evening — the sunrises and sunsets in this area are breathtaking!

Glacier National Park is home to multiple scenic hiking trails and one of our favorites is the Hidden Lake Overlook Trail. In the summer, this trail takes you through some of the most beautiful wildflower fields. This is a 5-mile trail so make sure you are prepared for a longer trek.

Address: Palisade Falls, Montana 59047, USA
Address: Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Address: Running Eagle Falls, Montana 59434, USA
Address: Makoshika State Park Road, Makoshika State Park Rd, Glendive, MT 59330, USA
Address: Gallatin Gateway, MT 59730, USA
Address: Pictograph Cave State Park, 3401 Coburn Rd, Billings, MT 59101, USA
Address: Bozeman, MT, USA
Address: Kootenai Falls, MT 59935, USA
Address: Trail of the Cedars Nature Trail, West Glacier, MT 59936, USA