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Columbia Mountain Trail

  Very easy hike. I started hiking here back when I was out of shape. Not difficult at all. Many trails in this area that are considered a moderate hike are much more difficult. If you are in good shape, it's nothing.
Says Shaun

I need directions to Columbia mountain trail! Only lived here a year don't know many hiking areas.
Says Nik

David Shamp and brothers ran up this trail #7 in 1965 in 2hours flat from C. F.
Says C Taylor

Ignore
    any that say this is any easy hike...Besides Mt. Brown Lookout, this is the most strenuous day hike in the area...I'm in great shape and have climb most every peak in Glacier and at it took me 3 hours to get to lookout... Will take
most at least 4... Start early.
Says Climber Joe

Was not to bad of a hike. Great views of falls and the valley.
Says Mike

This hike was the balls!
Says John

It is a really easy climb! I think your dog also can walk. Succes.
Says Chicky

I have hiked this trail in summer with little work. However, I Tried it in march-09 and found it very difficult for several reasons. The snow was only 1 of many things.
Says Chris

 
It is a pretty substantial hike for most.  There is a 4000+ ft elevation gain to the top with a long flatish section midway.  It is occasionally used by dirt bikes, but I've only ever seen one on the trail.  Great views of the valley and the peaks of Glacier National Park.
Says George

Not grueling at all. A very easy hike.Also not a peaceful walk.
Says Emily

Beautiful views of the Flathead Valley. Look for the waterfall hidden off the uphill side of the trail about 2 miles in. When you come to the first creek to cross, head up along the creek. Waterfall is just a short jaunt up.
Says Miriam

Grueling uphill climb; not for beginners. Bring ample supply of water during summer months.
Says Jeff



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These outdoors activities are available near Columbia Mountain Trail.
 Trails Near Columbia Mountain Trail:
Micho Trail, Flathead County , 19 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Columbia Mountain Trail:
Hungry Horse Campground, Flathead County , 2 miles away
Mountain Meadow RV Park and Campground, Hungry Horse , 2 miles away
North American RV Park and Campground, Coram , 2 miles away
Crooked Tree Motel and RV Park, Hungry Horse , 2 miles away
Canyon RV And Campground, Hungry Horse , 2 miles away
 Whitewater Near Columbia Mountain Trail:
Whitewater Outfitter - Wild River Adventures, Flathead County , 8 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Great Northern Whitewater, Flathead County , 8 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Flathead River - North Fork, -blank- County , 8 miles away, Class II(III) - 12 miles long (Big Creek to Glacier Rim)
Flathead River - Middle Fork, -blank- County , 9 miles away, Class II - 6 miles long (West Glacier to Blankenship Bridge)
Whitewater Outfitter - Snappy Sport Center, Flathead County , 16 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
 Public Lands Near Columbia Mountain Trail:
Glacier National Park, West Glacier - MT , 9 miles away
Wayfarers State Park, Montana , 13 miles away
West Shore State Park, Montana , 20 miles away
Lone Pine State Park, Montana , 20 miles away
 Hotels Near Columbia Mountain Trail:
Historic Tamarack Lodge AmpCabins, Hungry Horse , 2 miles away
Glacier Under Canvas, Coram , 4 miles away
Super 8 Glacier Park/Columbia Falls, Columbia Falls , 6 miles away
Glacier Mountain Lodge, Columbia Falls , 8 miles away
North Forty Resort, Whitefish , 15 miles away
 Lakes Near Columbia Mountain Trail
Lion Lake, Flathead County , 3 miles away
Jessup Mill Pond, Flathead County , 7 miles away

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