As an avid hiker, I'm always on the lookout for new trails to explore, and Morrell Falls in Montana has been on my list for some time. So, when the opportunity presented itself, I grabbed my gear and set off for an adventure.
The Morrell Falls National Recreation Trail is a 2.7-mile out-and-back trail that winds through the Lolo National Forest, leading hikers to the breathtaking Morrell Falls. The trailhead is easy to find and is located about an hour's drive from Missoula.
As I set out on the trail, I was immediately struck by the beauty of the surrounding wilderness. Towering pine trees shaded the trail, and the sound of a nearby creek provided a peaceful background noise. The trail is relatively easy to hike, with some minor elevation gain and rocky terrain. The trail is well-maintained, with clear signage and several benches along the way to rest and take in the stunning views.
As I approached the falls, the sound of rushing water grew louder and louder. The sight of Morrell Falls was simply breathtaking. The cascading water tumbles down a series of rocks before plunging into a crystal-clear pool below. The falls are surrounded by lush greenery, and the mist from the falls creates a refreshing coolness that is a welcome reprieve from the summer heat.
I spent some time soaking in the stunning views of the falls, and even took a dip in the cool pool below. The water was chilly, but it was a refreshing break from the hike. As I sat by the pool, I couldn't help but feel grateful for the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Montana.
Overall, hiking to Morrell Falls was an unforgettable experience. The trail is well-maintained and easy to navigate, making it accessible to hikers of all skill levels. And the reward at the end of the trail, the stunning Morrell Falls, is a sight that will stay with me forever. If you're in the area, I highly recommend adding Morrell Falls to your list of must-see trails.