The seemingly endless hiking and backpacking opportunities in Western Montana offer thousands of miles of trails in wilderness areas, Forest Service lands, and BLM lands.
Information on hiking in the backcountry can be found at any Forest Service headquarters or you can pick up a Montana hiking guidebook at a local bookstore. For hikes in and around Missoula, be sure to grab a hiking map from Missoula Parks and Rec.
Great hiking can also be found in the urban interface at Blue Mountain, Mount Jumbo (the big white ‘L’), Mount Sentinel (the big white ‘M’), Pattee Canyon, and the Rattlesnake area.
If you’re venturing up to Glacier National Park, be sure to check out the Glacier National Park Travel Guide to insure you arrive prepared.