March has arrived and the sun is breaking through. Although we may not be out of the woods yet, the coming spring promises sporadic warms days breaking up the winter chill. As the days become longer and cabin fever runs strong, now more than ever we feel the call to step out into the outdoors and refuel our sense of adventure.
Though many areas may still be socked in with snow, there are still trails to be found for hiking or snowshoeing. To encourage your drive to get out and revel in winter’s end, we’ve put together a list of hikes in Montana to explore.
THE SWAN RIVER TRAIL
Just beyond Bigfork, MT near the northeast corner of Flathead Lakes lies the Swan River Trail. The perfect 2.5 mile hike makes for a great riverside adventure. Just be sure to pack your boots, an extra pair of socks, and maybe some snowshoes.
THE 1906 TRAIL - MOUNT HELENA
Just west of the state capital lies Mount Helena. Home to a vast variety of trails including the moderate, 2.9 mile out and back 1906 Trail. You’ll be treated to fantastic views from the top, well worth the 1,023 feet of elevation gain.
THE SUMMIT TRAIL
Just northeast of Whitefish Lake lies Big Mountain. Accessible via the Summit Trail, it’s a challenging but lightly trafficked 16 mile out and back trail perfect for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.
THE LAVA LAKE TRAIL
Tucked between Bozeman and Big Sky is the popular Lava Lake Trail. With 1,620 feet of elevation gain and 5.5 miles out and back, the Lava Lake Trail promises a beautiful, winter forest experience and stunning lake and mountain views.
FUEL YOUR ADVENTURE
The only thing more fulfilling than mountain views after a long winter hike is enjoying it with a cup of hot chocolate. The Posh Sipping Chocolate is a perfectly packable companion for your winter hike journey. Just bring along your favorite single burner camp stove and some water and enjoy our special blend of 70% dark chocolate and rich Tahitian vanilla beans.
There’s no better way to earn some well-deserved summit sweets than a hike through wintery switchbacks. Our Posh Dark Chocolate Meltaways are the ideal, packable, bite-sized treat for when you’re taking in the views of your hard-won hike. Made with chocolate that has a melting point slightly below that of pure chocolate, our meltaways instantly begin to dissolve into a sweet sensation of melted dark chocolate for a chocolate experience like no other.
The Posh Chocolate Adventure Packages are designed to provide all your sweet and savory needs. From the Montana Fly Box to assorted craft and original chocolate bars, to caramels and truffles, the Adventure Package has all the ingredients for the sweetest summit experience.