Jagged, glacier-clad peaks, sparkling cirque lakes, crystal-clear rivers, striking canyons, vast prairies and badlands—Montana is a hiker’s dream. And Douglas Lorain has hiked it corner to corner in 100 Classic Hikes: Montana to bring you this carefully selected collection of the state’s premier hikes—many of which have never appeared in any hiking guide. With outstanding scenery as the primary criteria, each richly rewarding hike offers the opportunity to see wildlife, old-growth forests, colorful wildflowers, brilliant fall colors, spectacular vistas, or fascinating geologic features.
Explore the shady forests of the Cabinet Mountains in the northwest, the world-famous wilderness of Glacier National Park, the incredible variety of trails that wind through the dramatic Bitterroots, the undiscovered gems of the Beaverhead Mountains, or the surprisingly varied landscapes of rolling grasslands, wildlife-rich marshes, and deep canyons in the eastern part of the state.
Whether you’re looking for an easy Saturday afternoon jaunt with the family, a memorable day hike to a Big Sky summit, or an epic backpacking trip, you’ll find the best of the best in this guide. Features include:
Full-color photos and maps
Routes ranging from short day hikes to challenging multiday backcountry trips
“Hikes at a Glance” chart for easy trip selection
Detailed route descriptions including distance, difficulty, hiking time, elevation gain, best season, trailhead GPS coordinates, and more
Recommendations for extending your hike