Montana March 26, 2017
These 9 Nature Hikes Will Make You Fall Even More In Love With Montana
There’s no doubt that Montana is an outdoor lover’s paradise, and our hiking trails showcase our state’s finest natural beauty. We’re lucky enough to have hundreds of amazing trails scattered throughout the state, and these are a few that are so full of stunning scenery, they’ll make you especially thankful to be a Montanan.
1. Sypes Canyon
This gorgeous 6 mile trail is located just north of Bozeman. The hike takes you through a nice shaded forest and ends with an incredible two mile overlook.
2. Storm Castle Peak
You'll see a little bit of everything on this 4.7 mile trail near Gallatin Gateway: Lush forest, rolling hills and wide, open spaces. It's accessible year-round, but it's especially stunning in late spring because of the wildflowers.
3. Mystic Lake Trail
This gorgeous trail is located near Roscoe in Custer National Forest. The 5.7 mile out-and-back path has breathtaking views and diverse scenery.
4. Whitefish Trail
From the fields of wildflowers to the amazing overlook, this Stillwater State Forest trail is incredible. The entire thing is about 18 miles long, but you have plenty of options to break off and take shorter paths.
5. Quartz Lake Loop Trail
This 13 mile trail in Glacier National Park near Polebridge.
6. Marion Lake Trail
The Flathead National Forest holds some of Montana's best hikes, and this one is no exception. It's a 4.5 mile moderately challenging loop, and the fishing at Marion Lake can be quite good.
7. Scenic Point, Glacier National Park
The Scenic Point Trail is definitely one of Glacier National Park's most challenging hikes, so attempt it only if you're a seasoned hiker (and take lots of water). The 7.5 mile trek takes you past Apostocki Falls and up a steep climb, but just look at this rewarding view.
8. Trout Creek Canyon
If you love wildflowers, head to this 6 mile trail in Helena National Forest this spring. You'll see plenty, along with rocky cliffs.
9. Beehive Creek Trail
The Beehive Creek Trail is a quick, easy 1.6 mile path located near Ennis. It is peaceful and relaxing with plenty of wildflowers and natural beauty.
We may be a bit biased, but we think Montana has the best hiking trails in the country. Just look at
this beautiful list.