Exercise with a view

A couple enjoys the view of the city of Missoula from the Waterworks Hill hiking trail. Waterworks is just one of the many hiking areas in the Garden City.

Take a Hike

The seemingly endless hiking and backpacking opportunities in and around Missoula 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.

For more information on hiking in Western Montana backcountry, check out our  Hiking and Backpacking page while you’ll find suggested areas to hike, along with where to pick up maps for backcountry excursions.