George Lake is a 11 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Livingston, MT that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and birding and is accessible from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
George lake is a small lake that does not have any fish so don't bother bringing your fishing gear,
Moderately difficult with questionable trail in some spots. Be ready to do some searching for the lake! Well worth it with beautiful sights.
Made numerous attempts to find this lake about ten eyars back but finally found it in the summer of '13. Not the best kept of trails but MUCH better than it was before.
Try starting at the George Lake trainhead OR if you want a slightly more challenging hike, head up towards Pine Creek Falls and take the cut-off south.
Bare in mind, it skirts above private land so you go up one drainage and down, up one and down, etc.
You will cross a few creeks, and one rough one. My advice is when you get to this rougher creek (you'll know it when you do), walk downstream about 40 feet and cross there, it makes the trail on the other side (switch-backing up) easier to locate. Once you're up this hill, watch for the 'swath' that the Corps (or someones) chainsaws did about 8 years back and this will lead you right to the lake.
Much smaller than Pine, but a bit easier to get to, and get out of.
Ate my lunch on one side watching a turtle swim across the lake towards me before diving. Very cold though when snow is melting, but secluded and worth the trek.
The trail to the lake isn't kept up very well. The lake is nice but it's too small to have any fish.