Hiking has now become less of a sports activity and more of an adventure that people sought after. This is because of the pleasure that comes from hiking in some of the best locations in the world. Down in Montana you have the option to hike in a variety of areas. You do not always have to be part of the expert hikers to get the fun out of hiking. This is a great activity if you plan on letting loose and making the most of your adventure.
We looked at some of the best places to go hiking and camping in this state and listed them for you.
- Glacier National Park
One if the biggest tourist attraction in North America. This is just the thing you need if you are all about taking a short but memorable trail. There are hundreds of trails in the park and that range in difficulty so everyone may enjoy. There are also guided hikes on many of the trails, this is an excellent way to go if you are a beginner.
There are several campgrounds at the trail head so it’s and ideal way to spend a few days of more. There are few amenities and the ground is rocky and cold so it’s a good idea to bring a propane camping stove and a hammock for sleeping. If you have never slept in a hammock, I promise once you try it you will never use a tent again!
- Danny Trail
Have you ever wanted to climb to the top of a hill or mountain and look down on the world? Well you won’t see the entire world map at the top of the mountain here but you can see a scenic flat valley. Getting to the top will not be easy on this trail but the image is worth all the hustle. You can see so much of the valley at the top of this mountain and in some lucky cases the wildlife too.
- Elk Lake
There is no reason to be left in the car or to have the sun blazing hot on you at the cabin or lodge where you sign up for trails. Nothing is more fun than hiking a few miles in the treasure state at Elk lake. One of the reasons is that you will get to go down a 14 mile dirt road that is full of photo scenery before you even get to the foot trail. Remember to carry bear spray and come with a hiking poles as it helps improve posture.
- Still Water Trail
Much like it’s name the waters on this trail were so still we almost jumped in for a swim. This however is not advisable since you do not know what kind of animals exist in the deep water below. The deer that roamed around the parking area are a fun site to see when you arrive at the trailhead. You can have lunch by the still water River and every moment there will be picture worthy. The 6 mile trail is not hard to go on as well.
- Kootenai Creek Trail
Creek trail is one of the more famous trails in the state, situated in the Bitterroot valley of Montana, it is one of the best trails to hike. You can bring along your pole for fly-fishing as the trail is multi use.