Hiking

Located on the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail System that stretches 1200 miles through Montana, Idaho and Washington,  Eureka Montana is a hiking heaven! Surrounded by mountains, streams and lakes, there is always something new to explore.

Check out  hikewildmontana.org for a growing directory of Montana hikes. You can add trails you have discovered, rate your hike and add pictures or advice to other hiking enthusiasts! You can also join a free hike led by a guide.

Similarly, a new app for hikers is HikerBot, “the ultimate all-in-one app for long-distance trails.” Not yet compatible with all devices.

VisitNWMontana.com has a page dedicated to hikes researched by locals.

Pacific Northwest Trail Association (pnt.org) has a huge selection of high-quality, downloadable maps as well as information on short and long hikes.

The U.S. Forest Service has a huge amount of information on recreation opportunities in the Kootenai National Forest and its 2.2 million acres of lakes, mountains, and trails. Follow the links on the lefthand side of the page to find detailed information on specific trails as well as current advisories. The Forest Service is also the place to obtain a permit and map to burn areas around Eureka where morels grow (see page 13 of “101 Great Things to Do in the Flathead” for a description of morel hunting).

Kootenai Country Summer Guide” lists eight hikes with descriptions and directions.

Go Kootenai” is also full of hiking tips, ideas, and trails.

What to See and Do near Eureka” lists dozens of trails for observing nature, wildlife, and wildflowers.

A printout from the Fortine Ranger District gives detailed descriptions, with topo maps, of 15 trails in or leading into the Ten Lakes Scenic Area. “Tobacco Valley Country” has a full-page (page 29) description of the hikes around Ten Lakes. It also covers the Kootenai National Forest and the Riverwalk in Eureka (pages 40-41),