Montana is home to beautiful views that are worth walking through snow to see. If you’re feeling adventurous, check out these popular winter hikes in the state.
Onlyinyourstate lists nonce magical winter hikes to do this season. One trail is the Four Dances Recreation Area in Billings, Montana. This easy two and a half miles hike has a breathtaking view of the Yellowstone River and the Billings area. The trail is on preserved 765-acre open space and edged with cliff drops of at least 200 square feet into the Yellowstone River.
The Lolo Peak Trail in the Bitterroot National Forest is over nine miles long and for more experienced winter hikers. However, this trail is perfect for cross-country skiers! The Lolo Peak Trail takes an average of seven hours to complete. This hike is worth it if you want to enjoy peace and solitude once you reach your destination.
The Blacktail Mountain Trail near Lakeside, Montana, is a six-mile hike and is mostly uphill, so you will certainly get a good workout! This trail is also perfect for snowshoeing too. Winter enthusiasts can visit the Blacktail Mountain Ski Area, with 1,440 vertical feet of runs, perfect for skiing or snowboarding.
Visit Big Sky lists the best trails to hike when visiting the town. The Beehive Basin was voted one of the best hikes in the world! The trial is slightly over six miles long roundtrip with beautiful winter meadows that are a sight to see. Watch out for backcountry snowboarders and skiers! The deep snow on the trail l can make it challenging to pass through. e sure to check the weather and snow accumulation before embarking on this trail.
Ousel Falls is one of the most popular hiking trails in Big Sky. Due to the popularity of this hike, there is steady traffic on the trail year-round. The trail is conveniently located near the town center. t is a quick and easy hike you can take in the winter wonderland town afterward.
Moose Tracks Trail is about two miles long round trip. Explore the beautiful forests and meadows on Lone Mountain. Feeling adventurous? Book a snowshoe guide trip at the Big Sky Base Camp! Experts help give guests an amazing winter hiking experience.
Genuine Montana also has a list of the best winter trails to try. The eight miles Jefferson Creek hike, located southeast of Great Falls, is relatively easy to do. It’s also great to ski and snowshoe! Jefferson Creek is great for beginners and is dog friendly. Trek through the 20 kilometers of Lubrecht Experimental Forest. The trail is groomed twice a week for skating and classic skiing. There are scenic views with wide open trees and rolling hills. The community trail is supported through donations.
Another great path to try is Lower Mcdonald Creek in Glacier National Park. It’s another great path to ski or snowshoe through. Explore on your own with easy skiing through the forest and plenty of side trips to take. It’s best to access on summer bike and footpath.
Try any of these Montana winter trials out this season for a fun story to tell relatives over the holidays!