Hanging Valley Trail

Type: Backcountry
Length: 6.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $5.00

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Location: Big Belt Mountains; Vigilante Campground.
State(s): Montana
Counties: Lewis & Clark
Latitude: 46.767
: -111.65056

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This six-mile hike up a steep canyon-side and through a coniferous forest ends at an overlook that offers the stalwart hiker a spectacular view down in to Trout Creek Canyon and the surrounding countryside. The trail is rated as difficult due to its elevation gain and length and is not recommended as a first hike of the season or for hikers not looking for a real physical challenge.

Additional Details

Width: 12 inches.
Primary Surface: Gravel
Secondary Surface: Gravel

Average Grade: 5%
Maximum Grade: 25%
Elevation Low Point: 4,459
Elevation High Point: 6,740
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Kurt Cuneo
Helena National Forest
2001 Poplar
Helena , MT 59601
(406) 449-5490



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