Swan Valley: Holland Falls

Activity Details

From Missoula:78.4 Miles
Activity Type(s): Day Hikes


The trailhead for 1.5 mile long Holland Falls National Recreation Trail starts at the end of Holland Lake Road. At the start of TR 416 you walk through mixed stands of Western Larch, Ponderous Pine and Red Fir.  At almost a mile the trail starts to climb at a steady grade up rocky slopes. A little further along you will come to a footbridge. Hiking another couple hundred yards up the trail, along the mountainside, you come to some rock outcropping giving panoramic views of the Swan Valley, Swan Mountain Range and the Mission Mountains. Hearing the falls now, you only hike a little a short distance before seeing  Holland Falls.


Travel from Seely Lake north on Montana Highway 83 for 20 miles Holland Lake Road. Turn east on the gravel Holland Lake Road 2.9 miles to Larch Loop Campground and past another 3/4 of a mile to the Bay Loop Compound turn-in where the trailhead starts.