Starting last summer, we partnered with Montana Wilderness Association to highlight the best Montana outdoor destinations for hiking, biking, floating and skiing.
This week, tune in for a chance to win free lift tickets to Blacktail Mountain Ski Area!
Tune in to the Trail 103.3 every Friday at 9:50 am for the Trail Well Traveled – and make sure to to stay on top of our weekly selections at trail1033.com.
And in the meantime, check out the Montana Wilderness Association’s new user-friendly trails website, hikewildmontana.org, for tips, suggestions, destinations, maps, photos and more!
Featured Trails Past:
1/6 – Bigfork Foothills XC Trail: Easy, flat nordic ski trails through a mosaic of forested and logged areas!
12/23 – Seeley Creek Ski Trails: Excellent any time of year – but during the winter users will find some of the best Nordic skiing on the planet!
12/16 – Blacktail XC Trails – “Alpine” Loop: Groomed Nordic trails high above Flathead Lake!
12/9 – May Creek to May Creek Cabin: A short, serene hike, ski or snowshoe along a willow flat and creek – leading to one of the US Forest Service’s many rentable rustic cabins!
12/2 – Packer Meadows Ski Loop at Lolo Pass: A cross-country ski loop in a majestic winter wonderland!
11/18 – Big Hole Lookout: A gradual but steady six-mile climb to a lookout with 360 degree views looking towards the Missions and Cabinet Mountains!
11/11 – Ousel Falls Trail: This short, paved trail through a gorge to a wide waterfall is a great choice for kids or visitors who aren’t acclimated to Big Sky’s altitude – and it’s magical year-round!
11/4 – Garnet Mountain National Recreation Trail: An old fire lookout tower provides expansive views over the northern Gallatin and Madison ranges – with a cabin that can be rented overnight!
10/28 – Red Mountain Saddle (aka Bacon Rind): Want sweeping views of the high peaks of the Madison and lower Gallatin Ranges? Enjoy the best views within a 90 minute drive of Bozeman!
10/21 – Helena Valley Regulating Reservoir: A great hike for fall or spring bird-watching and leaf-peeping!
10/14 – Bonanza Lakes: With panoramic views into Idaho, this trail passes through dry forest, talus slopes and berry patches on the way to two alpine lakes stocked with healthy brook trout populations!
10/7 – Baker Lake, Trail #234: An easy family-friendly day hike that culminates at a beautiful alpine lake in the shadow of Trapper Peak!
9/30 – Rattlesnake Main Trail: A close-to-home easy stroll that shows off why it’s so easy to fall in love with Missoula!
9/23 – Blodgett Creek Trail #19: A fairly easy hike not too far out of town with awesome scenery!
9/16 – Boulder Lakes Trail #142: A run-of-the-mill hike transforms over several miles into one of the most beautiful journey’s in all of western Montana!
9/9 – South Fork Lolo Creek #311: Hike into the proposed South Fork Lolo Creek Wilderness addition to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness!
9/2 – Turquoise Lake: A difficult but exciting hike in a giant bathtub of rock walls, you’ll talk of this hike for years!
8/26 – Vista Point Loop: A pretty little loop just with great views of Missoula and surrounding mountains!
8/19 – Ringing Rocks: One of just seven places in the world where the rocks will resonate like bells when struck by a hammer!
8/12 – Willow Creek to the Palisades, Trail #300: A surprising gem in the Sapphires, with views to the Bitterroots and beyond!
8/5 – Hub Lake: A three-mile stroll through ancient cedars to a beautiful alpine lake basin with expansive views!
7/29 – Avalanche Lake: A cascading waterfall and a lush forest of ferns and mosses concluding at one of the most beautiful lake scenes in all of western Montana!
7/22 – Hazel and Hub Lakes: Deep cedar forests, big ridgeline views and plentiful lakes – this trail highlights the best of it all!
7/15 – Lime Gulch Trail #267: Brilliant wildflowers in the spring and early summer, beautiful views of snow-capped peaks in the fall – and wildlife year-round!
7/8 – Camas Creek, Trail #125: Quick access to beautiful country and a lake in the Bitterroot Mountains – Camas Creek Trail should be one of your first choices!
7/1 – Glacier Lake, Trail #327: A quick and very enjoyable way to enjoy a beautiful lake in the Mission Mountain Wilderness Area!
6/24 – Nez Perce Pass to Castle Rock Trail #16: A beautiful climb ending with a fun scramble up a pile of rocks to the summit – rewarding for both kids and grownups!
6/17 – Hall Lake: Venture through noble fir and paper birch through the wooded Groom Creek canyon to a subalpine lake known for its amazing fishing potential!
6/10 – Munson Creek: An incredible diversity of flora and fauna in a relatively short distance!
6/3 – Continental Divide Trail – Alice Creek to Lewis and Clark Pass: A hike is steeped in history and perfect for those just getting back into hiking mode!
5/27 – Mt. Aeneas: The highest point in the Flathead Range, this hike is highlighted by amazing views of the peaks of Glacier National Park!
5/20 – Whitaker Bridge Rail Trail: A quiet trail along the Blackfoot River with lots of gravel beaches – perfect for a kids, dogs and novice hikers!