Going for a hike… Don’t forget Mike, The Go Hike With Mike Trail Guide.
If you are hiking in the mountains around Flathead Lake, you are in the Mission mountain Range. The Mission Mountain Range is not only Grizzly Bear habitat but the west side of it resides in Indian Country. With that said, when hiking in the Missions on the Flathead Indian Reservation, be sure to have bear spray and a tribal recreation permit. Once you have those two items enjoy your trails. Be aware the Mission Mountain Range is a Wilderness Area. This designation imposes additional regulations on mechanized operation.
If you are on US Highway 35 heading North, around Bear Dance Trail Head and the Flathead Lake Trail you are no longer on the reservation. North or South have bear spray and know how to use it.
Mission Mountains Wilderness
The Mission mountain Wilderness will offer you impressive mountain views, and lakes. You can expect wild landscapes with an ample amount of solitude.
There is an good trail system leading to the more popular lakes. The Mission Mountain range has something for every type of recreationalist. A simple day hike might be Glacier Lake, or, if your feeling lucky, grab your bear spray and head out to Mollman Lakes.
The Mission Mountains Wilderness is bordered by the Salish- Kootenai tribal wilderness; please contact 406-675-2700 for information regarding access and use.
Recreation areas with activity Day Hiking:
Don’t need the hiking guide, just some basic trail information, do not fret. Mike has included some beginner to medium hikes on this website. Depending on were you as staying there is most likely a trail head near you. Thanks for visiting, hope to see you on the trail.
Glacier Creek Trail #690
Hemlock Feeder Trail #695
Hemlock Lake Trail #607
Hemlock Peak Trail #515
Jocko Trail #34
Piper Lake Trail #119
Turquoise Lake Trail #708
Recreation areas and trails.