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5,436 mi 8,748 km of trail 37 Runs

Gems 20 Gems Easy Trails 199 Trails Intermediate Trails 439 Trails Hard Trails 560 Trails
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Gems in Northwestern Montana - 20

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gem Favorite St Mary's Falls.

St. Mary Falls

(36) Rising Sun, MT
gem Favorite Grinnell Glacier past end of trail, Many Glacier area, Glacier National Park. with permission from phil h

Grinnell Glacier

(27) Swiftcu…, MT
gem Favorite Trail to the mountain.

Logan Pass

(26) Red Roc…, MT
gem Favorite Virginia Falls.

Virginia Falls

(23) Rising Sun, MT
gem Favorite Running Eagle Falls (low flow, August) as the day turns to dusk. Near Two Medicine Lake.

Running Eagles Falls

(20) Bison, MT
gem Favorite Three friends taking a minute to take in the view from the summit of Siyeh Pass.

Siyeh Pass

(11) Rising Sun, MT
gem Favorite Dawson Cutoff overlooking Pitamakin Lake.

Pitamakan Pass

(11) Rising Sun, MT
gem Favorite One of many iconic red cedars along the way.

Glacier Cedar Forest

(18) Red Roc…, MT

Runs in Northwestern Montana - 37

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Favorite Grinnell Lake overlook.
Difficult

Grinnell Glacier

10.3 mi 16.6 km • Out and Back • 1,774 ft Ascent 540.61 m Ascent

(114) Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite Amazing sunny day at Avalanche Lake with all of the falls flowing.
Intermediate

Avalanche Lake via Trail of the Cedars

6.2 mi 9.9 km • Loop • 616 ft Ascent 187.82 m Ascent

(162) Red Roc…, MT
Favorite View of Hidden Lake taken from the lookout at the top of the trail.
Intermediate

Hidden Lake Overlook

2.7 mi 4.3 km • Out and Back • 490 ft Ascent 149.25 m Ascent

(77) Red Roc…, MT
Favorite Last sight of Lake McDonald on the way down the Highline Trail
Intermediate

Highline to The Loop

11.7 mi 18.8 km • Point to Point • 1,183 ft Ascent 360.66 m Ascent

(69) Red Roc…, MT
Favorite Iceberg Lake.
Intermediate

Iceberg Lake

9.8 mi 15.8 km • Out and Back • 1,349 ft Ascent 411.22 m Ascent

(64) Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite St Mary's Falls.
Intermediate

St. Mary / Virginia Falls

3.1 mi 5.0 km • Out and Back • 467 ft Ascent 142.38 m Ascent

(60) Rising Sun, MT
Favorite Great views of Reynolds Mountain and Preston Park along the Siyeh Pass trail.
Difficult

Siyeh Pass Route

10.2 mi 16.5 km • Point to Point • 2,229 ft Ascent 679.35 m Ascent

(27) Swiftcu…, MT
Favorite Looking south into the Upper Nyack region with Tinkham Mountain in the foreground.
Difficult

Pitamakan/Dawson Loop

17.9 mi 28.9 km • Point to Point • 3,320 ft Ascent 1011.94 m Ascent

(20) Bison, MT

Trails in Northwestern Montana - 1161

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2.6 mi 4.2 km #1Hidden Lake
Intermediate
Red Rock Point, MT
Intermediate
2.6 mi 4.2 km Red Rock Point, MT 30 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #2Grinnell Glacier Overlook
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
0.9 mi 1.4 km Swiftcurrent, MT 19 
3.5 mi 5.6 km #3Grinnell Glacier Trail
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
3.5 mi 5.6 km Swiftcurrent, MT 15 
7.7 mi 12.3 km #4Swiftcurrent Pass
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
7.7 mi 12.3 km Swiftcurrent, MT 15 
10.1 mi 16.2 km #5Dawson Pass
Difficult
Bison, MT
Difficult
10.1 mi 16.2 km Bison, MT
0.9 mi 1.4 km #6Trail of the Cedars
Easy
Red Rock Point, MT
Easy
0.9 mi 1.4 km Red Rock Point, MT 24 
3.6 mi 5.9 km #7Apgar Lookout
Intermediate
West Glacier, MT
Intermediate
3.6 mi 5.9 km West Glacier, MT 21 
2.0 mi 3.1 km #8Bluebird Trail #83
Difficult
Eureka, MT
Difficult
2.0 mi 3.1 km Eureka, MT
10.2 mi 16.4 km #9Bass Creek Trail
Difficult
Stevensville, MT
Difficult
10.2 mi 16.4 km Stevensville, MT
12.7 mi 20.5 km #10Stoney Indian Pass
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
12.7 mi 20.5 km Swiftcurrent, MT
15.1 mi 24.4 km #11Red Gap Pass
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
15.1 mi 24.4 km Swiftcurrent, MT
3.3 mi 5.3 km #12Sperry Glacier
Difficult
Red Rock Point, MT
Difficult
3.3 mi 5.3 km Red Rock Point, MT
3.1 mi 5.1 km #13Mount Wright Hiker Trail #160
Difficult
Choteau, MT
Difficult
3.1 mi 5.1 km Choteau, MT
4.3 mi 6.9 km #14Helen Lake Trail
Easy
Swiftcurrent, MT
Easy
4.3 mi 6.9 km Swiftcurrent, MT
17.7 mi 28.5 km #15Pitamakan Pass Trail
Difficult
St. Mary, MT
Difficult
17.7 mi 28.5 km St. Mary, MT
2.0 mi 3.2 km #16Medicine Grizzly Trail
Intermediate
Rising Sun, MT
Intermediate
2.0 mi 3.2 km Rising Sun, MT
4.8 mi 7.7 km #17Windy Mountain Trail (#454)
Intermediate
Fort Benton, MT
Intermediate
4.8 mi 7.7 km Fort Benton, MT
9.2 mi 14.8 km #18Two Medicine Pass
Difficult
Bison, MT
Difficult
9.2 mi 14.8 km Bison, MT
31.5 mi 50.8 km #19CDT: Many Glacier to Goat Haunt (MT Sec. 30)
Difficult
Swiftcurrent, MT
Difficult
31.5 mi 50.8 km Swiftcurrent, MT
14.6 mi 23.5 km #20Sheep Mountain Trail
Difficult
East Missoula, MT
Difficult
14.6 mi 23.5 km East Missoula, MT

Photos of Northwestern Montana - 836

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Swiftcurrent Lake. Glacier National Park.
Sep 10, 2016 near Swiftcu…, MT
Grinnell Lake overlook.
Nov 12, 2015 near Swiftcu…, MT
St Mary's Falls.
Jan 21, 2016 near Rising Sun, MT
A friendly local waves hello to hikers.
Nov 12, 2015 near Swiftcu…, MT
Hidden Lake
Dec 30, 2018 near Red Roc…, MT
View of Hidden Lake taken from the lookout at the top of the trail.
Oct 1, 2016 near Red Roc…, MT
Mt. Grinnell.
Nov 6, 2016 near Swiftcu…, MT
Women's leader at 2015 Don't Fence Me In 30k
May 12, 2015 near Helena, MT

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