This Montana Campground Trail Is Brimming With Wildflowers And Now Is The Best Time To Hike It

Hiking and camping are two of Montana’s top summer pastimes, so when we get a chance to combine them, we should take advantage of it. The Windy Mountain Loop does just that, starting at the Thain Creek Campground and winding in a scenic 8.8-mile loop through the Highwood Mountains.

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The Windy Mountain Loop trail is ranked as moderately difficult, so beginner hikers should take a seasoned pro with them. If you’re a total trail novice, start with one of these easier hikes for mere mortals.