Cottonwood Lake is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wilsall, Montana and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from July until September.
Great hike! Tough but only for about half of it and totally worth it
This hike is incredible, while one mile is basically straight up and exposed to the sun (so time your approach) the other 4 miles are in the trees with scenic views over the entire valley. The mountains are incredibly scenic and the lake is beautiful. Bugs became an issue towards night time but all in all incredible
trail is good at first on atv road for 2.5 miles or so then climbs steeply and crosses a creek and becomes sometimes difficult to find. but fallowing the creek up wards you can easily pick it up if it is lost.