Hanging Valley

Type: Backcount
Length: 6.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: Big Belt Mountains; Vigilante Campground.
States: Montana
Counties: Lewis & Clark
Latitude: 46.767   Longitude: -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
Soil, Compacted

Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 4,459
Elevation High Point: 6,740
Year Designated: 1979

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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