Bear Trap Canyon Trail

Trail Details

Up to 15 miles.

Elevation Gain
Depends on how far you go. The trail has a very gradual ascent starting from the north entrance.

Difficulty Level

Trailhead Coordinates
45.577585, -111.595276
* Google maps does not give accurate directions – do not rely on them! Reference these coordinates while looking at a road map.

Trail Description

The Bear Trap Canyon trail in the Lee Metcalf Wilderness is an easy family-friendly hike located near Norris Montana.

We began this hike starting from the north entrance. From the trailhead, you hike south. The trail follows the Madison River providing fantastic river and canyon views. The hiking is very gradual which makes it great for most abilities. This hike has great winter access as well. We noticed a few camping spots along our way. We only went about 5 miles down the trail to an overlook of the river, so we can’t speak for the south entrance or part of the trail… yet.

* We have been told this trail has poison ivy and rattlesnakes in the summer months.