Montana Hiking Books & Maps

Montana has an absolute wealth of hiking. Between the massive National Forest lands that are home to some of the largest wilderness areas in the United States, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park and other public lands....I've found one of the most difficult decisions you have when planning a hiking trip in Montana is where to start.

Not surprisingly, with so many places to hike, along with the ever-increasing popularity of day hiking and backpacking, many books have been written about hiking in Montana. Listed on this page are all the books I've been able to track down that are about the hiking opportunities in Montana (and in parts of Wyoming & Idaho, too).

Note, additional books and maps are available for Yellowstone Nat'l Park & Glacier Nat'l Park. Visit the Yellowstone Nat'l Park Books or Glacier National Park Books sections for more information.

Montana Hiking Books & Maps

Click any of the links or images for more information about each guidebook. All books available through Amazon.


Absaroka-Beartooth Trails Illustrated Map (East) : National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness East is a two-sided, waterproof, topographic trail map designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with unmatched durability and detail. The front side of the map focuses on the northern portion of the wilderness, beginning at the trails of Gallatin National Forest and following the Sillwater River to Highway 78 in Absarokee. Flip the map over for the southern portion of the wilderness, which begins at the northeast gateway to Yellowstone National Park.    
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Absaroka-Beartooth Trails Illustrated Map (West) : National Geographic's Trails Illustrated map of Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness East is a two-sided, waterproof, topographic trail map designed to meet the needs of outdoor enthusiasts with unmatched durability and detail. The front side of the map focuses on the northern portion of the wilderness, beginning at the peaks east of the Paradise Valley between Livingtson and Emigrant, and over to Custer National Forest. It includes the Yellowstone River and Yellowstone Ranger District Boundaries. Flip over to the backside for the southern portion of the wilderness, from Dome Mountain Wilderness Management Area to the Blacktail Deer Plateu across the Wyoming state line.    
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Best Easy Day Hikes Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, 2nd : This thoroughly revised, expanded, and updated edition of Best Easy Day Hikes Beartooths guides readers to the best day hiking opportunities in the Beartooth and Absaroka ranges of Montana, north and east of Yellowstone National Park.    
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Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier and Waterton Lakes : Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is home to a vast network of hiking trails. But if you're only going to be in Glacier and Waterton national parks for a day or two, have time for only one or two short hikes, and you're looking for trails that are not too physically demanding, which trails should you choose? This book answers that question. Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier & Waterton Lakes contains short descriptions and maps of the author's favorite easy day hikes in Glacier and Waterton.    
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Best Easy Day Hikes Yellowstone National Park : Yellowstone National Park is one of the great outdoor destinations on the planet, with spectacular vistas, intriguing geology, and abundant and varied wildlife. This updated and revised edition, published in a convenient, pocket-size format, describes 30 of the best day hikes in the park.    
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Bozeman, Big Sky & Bridger Range Trails Illustrated Map : This map features Bridger Ridge and Bridger Range trail profiles along with key points of interest including Lee Metcalf Wilderness (Spanish Peaks Unit), Hyalite Canyon and Gallatin Petrified Forest. This uniquely detailed map clearly identifies the Big Sky ski area, ice climbing areas, mountain bike, ATV and motorcycle trails along with public fishing access and the Dome Mountain and Gallatin Wildlife Management areas.    
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Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park : As a classic of mountaineering literature, this latest edition offers inspiring full-color photographs, new route information, improved maps and route sketches, and a freshly updated history of climbing in the park. This superb guide is essential reading for all those eager to explore Glacier's spectacular peaks.    
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Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana : In this thoroughly revised third edition, Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana pulls together 75 of the best day hikes into a straight-forward, hassle-free guide aimed to get you on the trails. The hikes explore the mountain ranges and valleys that converge around Bozeman, including the Bridgers, Gallatin Canyon, the Spanish Peaks, the Gallatin Range, and Paradise Valley.    
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Day Hikes Around Yellowstone National Park : Day Hikes in Yellowstone National Park includes a thorough cross-section of eighty-two hikes throughout this national park. Now in its fourth edition, the guide includes all of the park's most popular hikes as well as a wide assortment of secluded backcountry trails.    
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Day Hikes in the Beartooth Mountains : Now in its fourth edition, Day Hikes In the Beartooth Mountains includes an extensive collection of hikes within this mountain range and the adjacent foothills and plains. The eighty-seven hikes range from 11,000-foot alpine plateaus and peaks to treks along the Yellowstone River as it begins its journey through the arid plains (including sixteen new hikes around the Billings area). A wide range of scenery and ecosystems accommodates all levels of hiking, from relaxing creekside strolls to all-day, high-elevation outings.    
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Glacier Day Hikes : This excellent guide describes 34 hikes (ranging in length from an hour to a day), from easy to difficult, in Glacier National Park, known as "the hiker's park." Each hike includes detailed trail information, text explanation of what you are seeing along the route and how it came to be (both natural and manmade objects), a custom-drawn map, and a color photograph. A great way to get the most from a visit to Glacier National Park!    
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Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks, 3rd ed. : Completely revised and updated, this guide features more than 850 miles of trails for discovering Glacier and Waterton Lakes. It also includes every trail in both parks and takes hikers to glistening glaciers, scenic lookouts, peaceful lakes, and remote wilderness using easy-to-follow instructions and maps.    
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Hiking Grand Teton National Park : With this comprehensive guide, veteran hiker and outdoors writer Bill Schneider provides all the information you need to get the most out of hiking this magnificent area.    
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Hiking Montana : The 25th anniversary edition of Hiking Montana offers 100 of the best hikes in Big Sky Country, from pleasant family outings to backcountry adventures. This is the classic guide to Montana hiking, now completely field-checked and updated.    
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Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness : 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. 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.    
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Hiking the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness : This guide, a thoroughly revised and updated edition of Hiking the Beartooths, explores 40 trails in Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness. The wilderness area, located north and northeast of Yellowstone, is renowned for its spectacular scenery and abundant wildlife.    
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Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness : Use this guide for: up-to-date trail information, accurate directions to popular as well as less-traveled trails, difficulty ratings for each hike, detailed trails maps, and zero-impact camping tips.    
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Hiking Yellowstone National Park : This thoroughly revised and updated guide features 109 hikes in Yellowstone National Park. Readers will find detailed maps, field-checked information on all of the trails, elevation charts, difficulty ratings, and ratings and information on backcountry camping. Hiking tips and information on avoiding confrontations with bears round out this classic guidebook.    
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