Best Trails in Lolo National Forest

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on Blossom Lakes Trail
5 days ago

hiking

Great hike. I would recommend hitting Upper Blossom and Pear while you are there. The hike from Blossom up is pretty easy and the lakes are great. This is my 6th visit to Blossom this season. Great hike. I would rate it as a moderate trial, as the grade is challenging at times.

on Blossom Lakes Trail
12 days ago

backpacking

Good hike. Shaded trail anytime of day.

on Ravine Creek Trail #34
12 days ago

It's a hard hike but worth it. Go to the Overlook for your turn around. Great view. I Mtn bike it too so watch for bikers.

on Blossom Lakes Trail
16 days ago

backpacking

Blossom Lake had campers so we went a little further to Upper Blossom. Both were beautiful!

on Heart and Pearl Lakes Trail
17 days ago

backpacking

Beautiful trail, went all the way to Dalton Lake. The trail is a good balance of steep climbs and rolling meadows. Don't forget the sunscreen!

on Morrell Falls National Re...
19 days ago

hiking

Great hike. Not strenuous. About 6 miles or so round trip to the water falls which were awesome. Bear country but no signs today, the berries weren't quite ripe yet though. Our 9, 6 and 4 year olds had fun on this hike even with getting rained on the whole way back.

on Crystal Lake Trail
23 days ago

hiking

on Ravine Creek Trail #34
24 days ago

hiking

Great for elevation training

on Maclay Flat Nature Trail
26 days ago

hiking

Beautiful, easy trail with river access. Take the 2 Mike loop. Great for leashed dogs and families. We start down the right side and end up skipping rocks in the river at the end every time with our kiddos.

on Morrell Falls National Re...
28 days ago

hiking

beautiful, easy hike... not steep or very difficult. A few areas where there is an incline. Falls are very beautiful! A lot of traffic on the trail when we went, but still a sight!

on Morrell Falls National Re...
29 days ago

hiking

Very fun hike to a beautiful waterfall, trail was packed with people. Pretty easy with very little short spurts of intermediate hills. Loved it. Dog loved it. Great hike!

on Blossom Lakes Trail
1 month ago

hiking

Moderate hiking trail, uphill a lot of the way into the lake but way worth it!!! Little area around lake, one fire pit at far end of lake

on Morrell Falls National Re...
1 month ago

This is one of my favorite hikes - absolutely breathtaking

on Heart and Pearl Lakes Tra...
1 month ago

This trail is awesome, scenery and lake are beautiful, but it is crowded on the weekends. And DO NOT FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS THIS APP GIVES YOU. Best way to the lake is to go to superior then go up trout creek road. Not that back way that this app will send you.

on Boulder Lake
1 month ago

backpacking

FS trail crews cleared trail on 7/18. We came out on Monday 7/18, found a pair of sunglasses at the lake and a bear spray as well, call me at 550-1811 if you want either of them back.

on Shining Peak Trail
1 month ago

great trail with a great view at the end.... didn't much care for the 194 trees blocking the trail..... but 5 stars will do again

on Maclay Flat Nature Trail
1 month ago

trail running

great little flat hike near town. nice loops and wide trails for hiking and jogging. watch for dog poop. great river accesses for the family.

on Boulder Lake
1 month ago

fishing

I see the posts about downed logs but when we were there the trail crew was in the middle of clearing it. some steep parts, moderate is appropriate. the road in is rough with regolith and bedrock, don't go with bald tires. Fishing was epic, saw a moose, views beautiful and access around the shore acceptable. #1 problem, people are disgusting pigs. please pick up after yourselves and bury your poop flowers...we were immediately disappointed with the trashiness at the nearest camps.

on St. Regis Lakes
1 month ago

hiking

Beautiful easy/moderate trail, lots of streams to cross.

This hike is beautiful in the summer. There are lots of wildflowers, moderately impressive views of the valley/peaks, and a lake at the end.

The grade is easy most of the way, and some moderate grade near the lake. Nothing difficult or technical on this trail.

The lake is smaller but beautiful. It is up in a valley so no traces of civilization will be visible from it. There are at least three camp sites near the lake.

This hike is from the lookout pass I-90 exit. Instead of going right to lookout, go left and follow that road a few miles. The first trail head is near the loop around on the road.

There are three trail heads, each successively closer to the lake. They are all on the same trail, just some make the hike shorter. The longest loop trailhead is easy to reach by most cars. The closest trailhead to the lake requires going down some roads that you probably need four wheel drive and decent ground clearance to traverse.

Overall the trail is great. The only two downsides is getting your feet wet several times in the streams, and the poorly mapped trail heads.