5 Western Montana Waterfalls You Need to Visit
Legendary Sir Paul McCartney once said "Don't go jumping waterfalls. Please, keep to the lake. People who jump waterfalls. Sometimes can make mistakes"
Paul is right about one thing...
DEFINITELY DON'T JUMP FROM WATERFALLS
(I had to say that for liability reasons)
But feel free to visit Western Montana's best waterfalls and relish in the breathtaking beauty. I compiled a short list, a guide of sorts, of my favorite waterfalls in the area and how to access them. The list is comprised of a mix of difficult hikes and easy access, so there's something for everyone. These hikes are within a day's drive of Missoula and do NOT include waterfalls in Glacier National Park. We know Glacier has its dIvine beauty, so let's give some love to other waterfalls.
A 1:40 drive from Missoula, Morrell Falls and Lake is located northeast of Seely Lake. Pound for pound, this may be my favorite waterfall in the area. What a picturesque shot.
This isn't the best waterfall on the list. It's decent but the lure of Blodgett Canyon is the canyon itself. What an awesome hike. It's a 9-mile in-and-out hike located 16 minutes west of Hamilton.
Short and sweet. The hike is a grand total of .8 miles. It's located between Troy and Libby along Highway 2.
Kind of a grossly apt name for a waterfall. Sweathouse Falls is also in the Bitterroot Forest located five miles west of Victor. It's a five-mile in-and-out hike but you'll view one of the taller waterfalls in the area.
It's an easy hike but you'll have to drive further to get to it. Natural Bridge Falls is closer to Bozeman than it is to Missoula, but it's still Western Montana and it's still B-E-A-utiful. It's a .7-mile hike located near McLeod, Montana. It's unique as it gushes out of the side of a rock wall. Larry David once said, "pretty, pretty, pretty, pretty good."
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Keep scrolling to see waterfalls on the eastern side of Montana.