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.


Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks Top Trails Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks - Whatever you're looking for, there's a trail for you in Yellowstone and the Tetons. Make the most of a trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks by exploring the absolute best trails that the parks have to offer.
Hiking Yellowstone National Park 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.
Day Hikes Around Yellowstone National Park 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.
Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier and Waterton Lakes Best Easy Day Hikes Glacier and Waterton Lakes - Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park is home to a vast network of hiking trails. This book helps you find the right trail for your hiking needs.
Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks, 3rd ed. Hiking Glacier and Waterton Lakes National Parks, 3rd ed. - This comprehensive guide covers more than 850 miles of trails.
Climber's Guide to Glacier National Park 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.
Hiking Montana Hiking Montana - Hiking Montana offers 100 of the best hikes in Big Sky Country, from pleasant family outings to backcountry adventures.
Glacier Day Hikes 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.
Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness - 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.
Hiking the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness 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.
Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness 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.
Day Hikes Around Bozeman, Montana 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.
Day Hikes in the Beartooth Mountains 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.
Best Easy Day Hikes Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, 2nd 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.
Hiking Grand Teton National Park 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.
Top Trails Glacier National Park Top Trails Glacier National Park - Top Trails: Glacier National Park leads visitors to secluded trails and unique settings while providing details of current and past human activity, wildlife movement, and geologic changes.
Many Glacier Trail Map by Trails Illustrated Many Glacier Trail Map by Trails Illustrated - This detailed topographic recreation map contains carefully researched trails, campsites, forest service roads, and points-of-interests, for the Many Glacier section of the park.
Two Medicine Trail Map by Trails Illustrated Two Medicine Trail Map by Trails Illustrated - This detailed topographic recreation map contains carefully researched trails, campsites, forest service roads, and points-of-interests, for the Two Medicine section of the park.
Best Easy Day Hikes Yellowstone National Park Best Easy Day Hikes Yellowstone National Park - This updated and revised edition, published in a convenient, pocket-size format, describes 30 of the best day hikes in the park.
Yellowstone National Park Trails Illustrated Map Yellowstone National Park Trails Illustrated Map - Detailed and accurate topographic trail map for Yellowstone National Park. Includes a detailed road network and popular trails, complete with use restrictions, mileages, elevation gains, and difficulty ratings.
Yellowstone & Teton Parks Trails Illustrated Map Bundle Yellowstone & Teton Parks Trails Illustrated Map Bundle - Includes both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park Trails Illustrated Maps, providing coverage of the entire region, while saving you over 15%.
Absaroka-Beartooth Trails Illustrated Map (East) Absaroka-Beartooth Trails Illustrated Map (East) - 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.
Absaroka-Beartooth Trails Illustrated Map (East) Absaroka-Beartooth Trails Illustrated Map (West) - 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.
Bozeman, Big Sky & Bridger Range Trails Illustrated Map 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.
Missoula & Mission Mountains Trails Illustrated Map Missoula & Mission Mountains Trails Illustrated Map - This map features key points of interest including Rattlesnake Wilderness and National Recreation Area, Mission Mountains Wilderness and Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness, Seeley Lake and nearby areas.

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