Travel Montana - Hiking / Scrambling

Hike Montana

Hiking in Montana is one of the best ways to experience the back country lakes, mountain peaks and forests that Montana is famous for. Trapper Peak at 10,157 ft above sea level is the highest point in the Bitterroots. It's peak and the surrounding mountain tops are all awaiting your visit while staying at the Lost Horse Creek Lodge.

Endless Backcountry

With the Lost Horse Creek Lodge so close to the 1.6 million acres of the Bitterroot National Forest, there is virtually no limit to the number of backcountry hikes available to our guests. Hiking provides the best chance to see all the Montana wildlife that calls the forest home. Trails to mountain peaks, isolated lakes and snow-fed rivers await your footsteps into Big Sky Country. Trailheads are accessible through a short drive up the Lost Horse Creek Road from the Lodge. Additional hiking trails in the surrounding area including Lake Como and Trapper Peak can be reached on Highway 93.


Scrambling is a hiking method that falls somewhere between hillwalking and rock climbing. There are many hiking trails in Montana with incredible viewpoints. Scrambling allows you to get to the higher points where you can look down on the expansive views of the many valleys and cliff tops that nature has created in Montana. Scrambling involves a level of risk and those inexperienced with the technique should research training and equipment before undertaking this exciting sport.

Additional Montana Hiking Resources:

Bitterroot Hiking - Trail Listings

Trapper Peak - Trip report and pictures

Bitterroot National Forest Hiking Trails -

Bitterroot Maps and Brochures - Order or download as PDF files.

Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness - Book, preview online or order.