High in Montana’s northern Rocky Mountains lie the vast and striking expanses of the Bob Marshall, Great Bear, and Scapegoat Wilderness Areas, and the Jewel Basin hiking area – the last remnants of primeval North America. Hiking Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness offers hikers of all ages, interests, and abilities the opportunity to experience the glory and grandeur of the over 1.5-million-acre continuous tract of land that is considered the crown jewel of the American wilderness system.
The diverse and dramatic Bob Marshall, Great Bear, and Scapegoat Wilderness Areas were established to provide travelers the chance to wander this alpine wonderland for weeks without retracing their steps. Veteran guidebook author Erik Molvar has updated and expanded this indispensable book, the only comprehensive guide to this immense area. Each hike features easy-to-follow trailhead directions; thorough, mile-by-mile trail descriptions; detailed maps; elevation profiles; and information on the vistas and wildlife you’ll find along the way. Also included are critical tips on fording streams and rivers, utilizing zero-impact practices, following faint trails, and selected a campsite. Anglers will find the listing of lakes and streams useful as well.
The unparalleled beauty of Bob Marshall country is not to be missed. Whether you are looking for a pleasant day-hike or a strenuous, multi-day backpacking trip, Hiking Montana’s Bob Marshall Wilderness is sure to make your trip to Montana’s backcountry an unforgettable adventure.