Hiking in Montana is a great way to explore the state while experiencing nature and wildlife. These ultimate hikes span the state and each trail offers a different adventure into the vast openness of God’s Country. Whether you are looking for a challenge or just a leisurely stroll, Montana is a hiker's paradise.
Glacier National Park
Grinnell Glacier Trail. This gem of a trail is a 10-mile day hike to the foot of one of the Glacier National Park’s most iconic glaciers, taking you past lakes, cliffs and alpine meadows, and if you're lucky, glimpses of wildlife along the way. The first two miles follow the north shores of Swiftcurrent Lake and Lake Josephine. Then the trail gains elevation with views of Grinnell Falls, Angel Wing, Mt. Gould, the Continental Divide and Grinnell Lake. To view the glaciers and Upper Grinnell Lake, make sure you follow the trail up and over the rocky moraine beyond the picnic area. The views are simply out of this world. Learn more about the Grinnell Glacier Trail.
Yellowstone National Park
North Rim Trail. This 6.8-mile trail follows the beautiful north rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The trail begins at the north side of Chittenden Bridge and follows the Yellowstone River downstream along an old road. With stunning views of the Upper and Lower Falls and panoramic vantage at Inspiration Point, the trail highlights the most stunning section of the canyon. Learn more about the North Rim Trail.