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10 Longest Hiking Trails in Montana

10 Longest Hiking Trails in Montana

Located in the northwestern U.S., Monatana is an unique state that features beatiful and scenic views.
Whether you’re looking for mountains, green views, lakes river, Monatna has plenty of hiking opportunities for backpackers to enjoy.

Here are the longest hiking trails in Monatana.

  • 1Chinese Wall Trail
  • 2Rattlesnake Trail
  • 3The Beaten Path Trail
  • 4Highline Trail
  • 5Ptarmigan Trail to Cosley Lake
  • 6Siyeh Pass Trail
  • 7Slough Creek Trail
  • 8Mystic Lake via Bozeman Creek Trail
  • 9Granite Peak Trail
  • 10North Kootenai Lake Via Kootenai Creek Trail

1Chinese Wall Trail

  • Near: Augusta
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Distance: 53.5 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 7,814 feet
  • Route Type: Point to Point
  • Features: Forest, river, views
Reviews:

Great trail!

2Rattlesnake Trail

  • Near: Missoula
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 33.9 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 2,818 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Forest, river, views, rocky
Reviews:

Beautiful easy hiking trail along the river

Nice easy hike, great scenery!

3The Beaten Path Trail

  • Near: Roscoe
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Distance: 28.6 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 5,431 feet
  • Route Type: Point to Point
  • Features: Forest, lake, river, views, waterfall, wild flowers, wildlife, muddy, snow
Reviews:

So beautiful!

4Highline Trail

  • Near: Browning
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Distance: 28.4 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 4,895 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Bird watcging, forest, views, wild flowers, wildlife, snow

5Ptarmigan Trail to Cosley Lake

  • Near: Browning
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Distance: 26.6 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 5,774 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Forest, lake, views, wild flowers, wildlife

6Siyeh Pass Trail

  • Near: East Glacier Park Village
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Distance: 20.6 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 5,551 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: forest, lake, river, views, waterfall, wild flowers, wildlife, muddy, rocky, snow
Reviews:

Scenery changes and each scene is as magnificent as the last

Absolutely stunning hike

7Slough Creek Trail

  • Near: Silver Gate
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 20.2 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 1,505 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Bird watching, lake, river, views, wild flowers, wildlife

8Mystic Lake via Bozeman Creek Trail

  • Near: Bozeman
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 19.9 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 2,224 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Bird watching, lake, views, wild flowers, wildlife
Reviews:

This trail is filled with excellent views!

The lake is nice and peaceful and I saw a ton of wildlife when I went

9Granite Peak Trail

  • Near: Fishtail
  • Difficulty: Hard
  • Distance: 19.4 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 7,240 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Forest, views, wild flowers, wildlife, snow
Reviews:

This is an incredible hike!

There is no trail to the top of granite peak

10North Kootenai Lake Via Kootenai Creek Trail

  • Near: Stevensville
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Distance: 19.4 miles
  • Elevation Gain: 3,270 feet
  • Route Type: Out & Back
  • Features: Lake, river, views

Montana is well known for its rivers, lakes, mountains and plains and has some beautiful area to hike and discover.

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