Montana April 19, 2019
These 7 Magical Montana Trails Are Full Of Wildflowers And Waterfalls
Spring weather is finally (slowly) spreading across the Treasure State, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by getting outside and going for a beautiful hike. These trails all have two of our favorite parts of nature, wildflowers and waterfalls. Enjoy!
1. Apikuni Falls Trail, Glacier National Park
Located near Browning, this 1.9 mile trail is short and sweet -- but by the end, you'll definitely feel like you've hiked. A steep climb for almost a mile takes you straight to the beautiful falls.
2. Hyalite Creek Trail, Gallatin National Forest
This 10 mile trail near Bozeman is full of waterfalls -- and if you time it right, you'll see plenty of blooming wildflowers along the way. No wonder this is one of Montana's most popular hikes (which means you should get an early start).
3. Hidden Lake Trail, Glacier National Park
You'll find the trailhead to this 5.3 mile trek near East Glacier Park Village, and every step offers sweeping views of the park. You'll start at the west side of the Logan Pass Visitor Center, traversing through alpine meadows until you reach the Continental Divide.
4. Passage Falls Trail, Livingston
This 5 mile out-and-back hike is relatively easy, so you might see quite a few fellow Montanans enjoying it on a warm summer day. That being said, there's plenty of space for everyone.
5. Siyeh Pass Trail, Glacier National Park
This trail is a whopping 20 miles long, so it's best saved for an overnight backpacking adventure. That being said, you'll only have to hike a few miles of it to see wildflowers and waterfalls, and those who do attempt it have called it both amazing and unforgettable.
6. Blodgett Canyon, Bitterroot National Forest
This tranquil 8.5 mile trailhead can be found near the town of Hamilton, although you may want to wait until early June to avoid the last of the snow. But as soon as the snow melts, the wildflowers bloom, and the trail becomes even more stunning.
7. Sweathouse Falls, Victor
This is another Bitterroot hike, which you'll find a few miles west of Victor. It's 5 miles in length and relatively easy to complete, but it's often overlooked, so you just might have the trail to yourself.
These hikes are certainly spectacular. But if you’re short on time or have little ones with you, try
one of these trails.