Located in Montana, the hiking in Missoula is known for four scenic hikes. The best Missoula hiking based on popularity are considered to be Sawmill-Curry Trail System, Lolo Trail, Easthouse Trail, and Blue Mountain National Recreation Trail. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Missoula hiking trail below.
North of Missoula in the Lolo National Forest, the Sawmill Curry Trail System for hiking is within the 61,000 acre Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and runs the arid praire hills. The 12+ miles of blazed hiking routes started as livestock trails and logging skids. The main route is the Stuart Peak Trail (#24).
Southeast of Missoula and Lolo in the Bitterroot National Forest, the 70 mile Easthouse National Recreation Trail follows the Skalkaho Mountain divide north from Skalkaho Pass. Also known as the Bitterroot Rock Creek Divide Trail (#313), there are two forks along this trail. One fork of the trail joins the Palisade Trail. The other fork follows the divide north along the Skalkaho Game Preserve.