Synopses & Reviews
First published as The Hiker's Guide to Montana in 1979, Hiking Montana now celebrates its 25th anniversary with this fully revised and updated edition. This edition features 100 of the best hikes in the state, with fully updated information and improved maps.
From Glacier National Park to the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, Montana may well have more to offer hikers than any other state. The wide open spaces, pristine prairies, and spectacular mountain ranges of Montana offer opportunities for all outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking is one of the best ways to experience the solitude and beauty of the state, and Hiking Montana guides you both to well-known destinations and trails far off the beaten path.
Whether you are looking for an easy family hike within minutes of an urban area or a multi-day backpacking trip into the wilderness, Hiking Montana is your gateway to adventure in Big Sky Country. This special anniversary edition offers the best hikes and insights from a quarter century of hiking in Montana.
The 25th anniversary edition of Hiking Montana
offers 100 of the best hikes in Big Sky Country, from pleasant family outings to backcountry adventures. This is the classic guide to Montana hiking, now completely field-checked and updated.
Lace up your boots and sample more than 100 hikes in the magnificent national forests and national parks of Montana. From the grandeur of Glacier to the fantastic fishing in Yellowstone, this renowned hiking guide takes you through old-growth cedars, up jagged peaks, past roaring waterfalls, and across remote meadows to crystalline alpine lakes. Experience true wilderness as you traverse the Continental Divide and explore the spectacular world of Big Sky Country.
First published in 1979, Hiking Montana now celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with this special revised edition, complete with twenty-four new hikes.
Inside youll find:
accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails
route profiles showing the ups and downs of each hike
detailed trail maps
recommended hikes by category
difficulty ratings for each hike
Whether you are a day hiker or backcountry camper, old hand or novice, Hiking Montana is your ticket to unparalleled outdoor adventure.
About the Author
has spent more than 35 years hiking trails across America. Formerly with the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, he co-founded Falcon Publishing in 1979. A tireless conservationist and expert outdoorsman, Bill lives today with his wife Marnie in Helena, Montana, where he is a full-time writer and publishing consultant. Among his recent books is the acclaimed Where the Grizzly Walks
Russ Schneider has been a professional backpacking, rafting, and fishing guide in the Rocky Mountains and Northwest since 1993. His previous books include Fishing Glacier National Park and Hiking the Columbia River Gorge.