The Swan Valley stretches from Seeley Lake to Swan Lake, south to north, and runs up the slopes of the Mission Mountains to the west, and the Swan Range to the east. This area is lush, rugged at higher elevations, and its trails, unlike most others on Maddie's Trails, are in prime Grizzly bear country. Learn how to travel safely in bear country, and always carry, and know how to use, a reputable pepper spray as a last line of defense.
This sprawling region covers multiple National Forests and Wilderness areas. Check with an appropriate Ranger Station depending on your final destination.