Best Hiking Near Under Canvas North Yellowstone-Paradise Valley

Nestled between the towering peaks of the Absaroka Range and the majestic Yellowstone River, Paradise Valley in Montana offers a plethora of hiking trails waiting to be explored. So, pack your bags, lace up your hiking boots, and let’s dive into the seven best hiking spots that Paradise Valley and the surrounding areas have to offer!

Pine Creek Lake Trail

Distance: Approximately 9.2 miles round trip

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Enjoy the breathtaking scenery along this challenging yet rewarding trail. As you ascend through lush forests and rocky terrain, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The crown jewel of this hike? The stunning Pine Creek Lake, a shimmering alpine oasis nestled high in the Absaroka Mountains.

Passage Falls

Distance: Approximately 5 miles round trip

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Nestled within the Gallatin National Forest, the Passage Falls Trail offers a delightful excursion for hikers of all levels. The trail meanders through dense forests and open meadows, following along the picturesque Passage Creek. As you hike, you’ll hear the gentle rush of cascading water and be surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Montana wilderness.

Hellroaring Creek Trail

Distance: Approximately 10 miles round trip

Difficulty: Moderate to strenuous

Lace up your boots and prepare for a journey through one of Paradise Valley’s most pristine wilderness areas. The Hellroaring Creek Trail winds its way through dense forests, alpine meadows, and rocky ridges, offering hikers a glimpse into the untamed beauty of the Montana wilderness. Keep your eyes peeled for elk, deer, and other native wildlife as you explore this remote and rugged landscape.

Electrum Loop Trail

Distance: Approximately 5 miles round trip

Difficulty: Moderate

Experience the magic of Paradise Valley from a new perspective on the Electrum Loop Trail. This moderate hike meanders through lush forests and open meadows, offering stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. With its diverse terrain and abundance of wildflowers, this trail is perfect for hikers of all skill levels.

Chico Peak Trail

Distance: Approximately 6 miles round trip

Difficulty: Strenuous

Journey to the summit of Chico Peak and be rewarded with sweeping views of Paradise Valley and beyond. This challenging hike takes you through dense forests and rocky terrain before culminating in a breathtaking panoramic vista. Whether you’re an experienced mountaineer or a casual hiker looking for adventure, Chico Peak promises an unforgettable experience.

Yellowstone River Trail

Distance: Varies, multiple access points

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

This scenic trail offers glimpses of Paradise Valley’s rich history and abundant wildlife, as well as stunning views of the rugged Absaroka Mountains. With its gentle terrain and easy access, this hike is perfect for families and adventurers of all ages.

Emigrant Peak Trail

Distance: Approximately 12 miles round trip

Difficulty: Strenuous

Scale the heights of Emigrant Peak and discover why it’s considered one of Paradise Valley’s crown jewels. This challenging yet exhilarating hike rewards hikers with breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness and the iconic Yellowstone River.

Where to Stay in Paradise Valley, Montana

Make Under Canvas North Yellowstone – Paradise Valley your basecamp for discovering the best hiking in Big Sky Country. Ideally located near the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park and just 20 minutes from Livingston and 45 minutes from Bozeman, Montana, our location provides unprecedented access to Greater Yellowstone.

Paradise Valley is a paradise for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels. Whether you’re seeking a leisurely stroll or a heart-pounding ascent to a mountain summit, there’s a trail here for you.


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