Flathead National Forest Guide

Tucked between the tourist hotspots of Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake, Flathead National Forest is one of Montana's best-kept secrets. The remarkable landscape offers 2.4 million acres of the state's legendary rugged peaks, deep forests, and cool mountain lakes. Here, you can hike high into the Rocky Mountains, spend long mornings fishing in icy blue streams, or raft down a set of wild rapids — all without the crowds and tour buses. The forest is easiest to visit in the summer and fall; if you can brave the winter snows, you'll have access to exceptional skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, and snowmobiling.

Shape Hiking Trails

Flathead National Forest Hiking Trails

Things to Do

Activities in Flathead National Forest

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How to get to Flathead National Forest

Address: 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, MT 59901

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Flathead National Forest offers some of the most pristine and uncrowded wilderness in the Flathead Lake region. Explore the awe-inspiring mountains on foot, or spend your days hiking, biking, or driving through the forest. Whether you come in the height of summer or the cool days of spring and fall, an RV is a great way to stay comfortable and immerse yourself in the beauty of the national forest.