It was probably only moments after finishing my first hike in Montana that I knew I had to squeeze in another one before I left. I started looking up other nearby hikes as soon as I got back to my hotel. I had one free afternoon left for my work trip and I was determined to make the most of it.
There are a lot of hiking opportunities in Montana. But finding one that was in ubering distance and that I could complete before the sun went down was making it more challenging. I stumbled upon Herron Park and after reading reviews on Google, looking at some photos of the views, and reviewing the trail map - I was sold. Come with me as I explore a much greater elevation and stunning views of Montana and Foy's Lake in this travel diary.
Herron Park was a different experience compared to Lone Pine State Park. If you missed my first Montana travel diary where I go there, you won't want to miss it - check it out here! I tried my hardest to capture the beauty that I got to witness in person through the lens of my camera. But I must say nothing will beat being there in person.
This particular trail was unique in that horses could go on it. While I didn't see any horses on the actual trails, I did see proof that they were there at some point. Although the trails at Herron Park were steep and winding in some parts, there were several mountain bikers taking it on.
Every so often as you walked the trails on the edge of the mountainside, you would see a break in the trees and get a view that was truly immaculate. Rolling hills, mountains in the distance, shades of green as far as you could see. Every time I look at the videos and photos I still feel like I notice something new.
Between the smell of the pine trees, the gorgeous views of Foy's Lake, and just an overall great time. Montana won over my heart. In the photo gallery below I left a few more moments I captured on camera but not on video. I got a lovely strawberry shaved ice and enjoyed exploring the shops downtown. While I loved the view from flying out of Montana, I still didn't want to leave.
If you've been to Montana please let me know in the comments down below where I should plan to visit next. I really want to go to Glacier National Park next time, but I know there is so much more to explore in big sky country.
Was Montana everything it was cracked up to be?
Yes, and so much more. I don't think I'll ever get over my trip to Montana. I only got to do a handful of things - including two short hikes and exploring a tiny bit of downtown Kalispell, but that was enough to have me hooked. Thanks for stopping by and visiting Montana with me. I'll continue documenting my stories of Montana in my traveler's notebook and sharing them with you! If you'd like to see additional stories I am documenting, you can check out my Patreon for extra videos every month!
See you next time!