Beardance Trail - Convenient Hike with Nice Views
Distance from Mt. Forge: 40 minute drive
Trailhead is located here.
We tried out this hike because of its proximity to Mount Forge. It's one of the most accessible from Polson.
Make sure you take a photo of the trail map in parking lot, there's a few options you can take. The first mile of the trail is pretty steep with switchbacks. Once you get to the intersection where the trail splits, turn left to head to the best views. About 3ish miles in theres an amazing lookout view of Flathead Lake. This hike is convenient, but isn't quite as spectacular as hikes in Glacier National Park or other hiking trails around the area. Forge loved it and it was a great way to spend the afternoon!