Montana Hiking

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While hiking in Montana, you’ll see wildlife and admire jaw-dropping scenery on trails for every ability level. From Glacier National Park to the Bitterroot Mountains and beyond, you’ll find trails for reconnecting with nature, which is oh-so-healthy for everyone, including boomer travelers.

On this page, you’ll discover favorite Montana hiking trails based upon our personal experience from living in Montana. Check back often as we add to the list. Or subscribe to the My Itchy Travel Feet Weekly Broadcast to be the first to know!

Our favorite Montana hiking trails

Most of the hikes included in this Montana trail guide are easy to moderate day hikes. Before starting out, check your hiking gear. When it comes to hiking books, you can’t go wrong with Falcon Guides.

Avalanche Lake Trail in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park Hikes

When it comes to Glacier National Park hikes, boomer travelers will discover trails ranging from easy to difficult. Glacier National Park offers some of the most scenic hiking trails that we’ve experienced.  Some of the links on this page are referral links. Read our Disclosure. Glacier National Park Hikes for Boomer Hikers Discover our favorites […]

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Hiking on the Kottenai Creek Trail in Montana

Hiking Kootenai Creek Trail in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana

If you’re visiting the Bitterroot Valley, hiking Kootenai Creek Trail #53 is a must. This green oasis of a forested hike travels next to Kootenai Creek for a good part of the journey. Alan and I hike this trail as often as we can. It’s one of our favorite things to do in Stevensville, Montana. […]

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Mountain view from the Mystic Lake Trail in Montana

Mystic Lake Trail: another Montana hiking adventure

On a boomer road trip to Fishtail, Montana, Alan and I discovered that the hiking opportunities in the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness are some of the best we have ever experienced. And that’s especially true of Mystic Lake Trail (approximately 6 miles round trip). Where is Mystic Lake, Montana? Tucked into Montana’s Yellowstone Country, just north of […]

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The hike to Elk Lake, Alpine, Montana

Hike to Elk Lake: another Montana scenic trail

Are you looking for an active travel adventure in Montana? Hiking is one of the best ways to experience the wildness of the Treasure State. And, with trails available for every level of hiker, there’s no reason to sit on the cabin porch, especially when you can hike to Elk Lake. During our trip to Fishtail, Montana, […]

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Hiking on Montana’s Stillwater Trail

Last week I wrote a post about why Alan and I traveled to the Stillwater River Valley in Montana. During our explorations, we discovered an excellent hiking trail system at the end of Forest Road 400 in Nye. With only a 500′ elevation gain in the first three miles to Sioux Charley Lake, it’s very […]

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Hiking at Lake Como

A hike around Lake Como. If you’re a baby boomer traveler who’s in the know, you probably think I mean Lake Como in northern Italy. Are you laughing at my idea of hiking around one of Italy’s largest lakes? Fooled ya! I’m talking about hiking at Lake Como in Montana. When Alan and I traveled […]

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Hiking the Danny On Trail with Road Scholar

The Danny On Trail meanders up Big Mountain in Whitefish, Montana, offering views of the Flathead Valley and beyond. Yesterday, I showed you the view looking up at Big Mountain. Today, I’m showing you the scene as Alan and I hiked the 3.8 miles to the top with the Road Scholar Glacier National Park hiking […]

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Visit a national park for good health

Day Hiking Essentials: What to Wear and Bring on a Short Hike

Are you including day hikes in your next road trip, national park adventure, or cruise excursion? If so, you’re going to need my tips for day hiking essentials. I’m a boomer traveler who still enjoys hiking. Alan, too. We’re convinced that getting out on the trail is one of the best ways to experience a […]

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The Best Hiking Apps for Boomer Hikers

Updated 07.02.2018. Since June 2015, we’ve been sharing our recommendations for best hiking apps. This is the most recent update that includes eliminating apps that are no longer published plus we introduce you to our latest finds. If you’re an app user who loves to include hiking in your travels,  bookmark this page so that […]

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