Backcountry Hike at Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: June 4, 2017

Montana State Parks ( is hosting a guided back-country hike on June 10 at Lewis and Clark Cavern State Park.


Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is home to just over 10 miles of hiking trails. But there is way more to the park than the trails cover.  The park is 3,000 acres, with a big area of the park that is rough and rugged with gorgeous vistas, waterfalls, abundant wildlife and vibrant flowers.  If you love hiking the path less traveled then the Backcountry Hike through Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park is just for you.


For more information call the park visitor center at (406) 287-3541.

What: Backcountry Hike that is a slightly strenuous hike, 4 – 4.5 mile out and back, so bring plenty of water, good hiking boots, snacks, binoculars, camera, sunscreen and bug spray.

When: Saturday June 10th starting at 9 AM, and will meet at the Lower Visitor Center.


Where: Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park, 25 Lewis & Clark Caverns Rd, Whitehall, MT


From the exit 274 on I-90 we are 13 miles south on Highway 287 and 5 miles west on MT 2.From the Cardwell exit 256 on I-90 we are 7 miles east along MT 2.

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park features one of the largest known limestone caverns in the Northwest filled with spectacular stalactites, stalagmites, columns, and helictites. The park also features camping, trails to hike or bike, a state-of-the-art visitor center, interpretive displays, a gift shop, food and beverage concessions, amphitheater, and interpretive events presented during the summer months.



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Derrick Rathe

Park Ranger

Lewis & Clark Caverns State Park

P.O. Box 489

Whitehall, MT   59759