Siyeh Pass

About five miles east of Logan Pass and the Continental Divide, Siyeh Pass forms the saddle between Mt. Siyeh (10,014’) and Matahpi Peak (9,364’). A 10-mile point-to-point trail, Siyeh Pass sees significantly less foot traffic than the wildly popular Highline … Read More

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Mount Hefty

At the northern tip of the Whitefish Range, Mount Hefty’s twin summits straddle the U.S.-Canada border. The tallest (7,578’) is in Montana; the slightly shorter (7,450′) is just a few hundred meters north in British Columbia. Standing just west of … Read More

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Flathead Lake

Located in northwestern Montana, Flathead Lake is actually the largest natural freshwater lake in the western U.S. (outside of Alaska). It edges out Lake Tahoe by surface area, though not by volume (Tahoe is significantly deeper). At over 27 miles … Read More

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Mt. Aeneas

Named for a 19th-century Kootenai chief, Mt. Aeneas is the crown of Flathead National Forest’s Jewel Basin. With some 35 miles of trails and 27 jewel-toned, alpine lakes, the Jewel Basin is one of the most popular hiking areas in … Read More

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Bluebird Basin

Bluebird Basin is located in Kootenai National Forest’s Ten Lakes Scenic Area, a 15,000-acre swath of backcountry along the northern perimeter of the Whitefish Range. Bounded by the Canadian border, the area is named for the many alpine lakes scattered … Read More

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Strawberry Lake

The hike up to Strawberry Lake is short and without much in the way of elevation gain. Consequently, it’s everything you’d expect from such a trail – more moderately trafficked and altogether not overly exciting. That said, if you’re looking … Read More

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Grant Ridge

Grant Ridge was recommended to us by our AirBnb host. If not for her recommendation, we probably never would have heard of this trail as there was very little information out there regarding the hike. Located in the northern half … Read More

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