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Great hike I did back in August, my favorite in the Highwoods thus far. It’s a good length, not overly strenuous but still a workout, and has great views. Worth taking the detour to Windy Mountain peak. Good views down into Choteau and Cascade counties.

This is a tough hike. It's a very steep incline when you leave the trail and head up. Very tough keeping upright and stable going down. Views are great at the top.

A great hike with amazing views the whole hike. Would definitely recommend bringing bear spray, although the only critters I saw were some cows. Trail is very well marked and easy to follow. Not much shade towards the top though so bring sunscreen and lots of water! Great hike! :)

This was a great little hike. our party of 7 had 5 kids, the youngest was 7 and it took us 4 hours. The view from the top was breath taking!

Loved the waterfalls and the scenery! Mountain Goats visited and hung around for hours each day! Everything about this trip was breathtaking! I am 50 lbs overweight and had a 35 lb pack! Get out there!

Great views and trail makes ascent less strenuous.

This is hard then it is rated

8 months ago

Me and my fiancé went a week ago (2nd week of May) and it was very low traffic. Beautiful views. Well marked trail. As we were leaving we seen some dirt bikers going up, so would watch for that. Other than that it was a wonderful trail.

off road driving
8 months ago

What you aren’t told is that 6 miles from the trailhead no motorized vehicles are allowed.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Not what I would rate as easy

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Outstanding hike. First few miles are wooded with intermittent clearings which offer beautiful views. Nice grade (used for horses as well). We encountered a group of mountain goats at the pass. Reasonable scramble to the second ridge line if you take the western face ascent. Problem was, we couldn't find a good way up the final ascent and had to turn back after some serious climbing was involved. Think we should have gone a bit further to the south before heading up. Otherwise, you could cut across the north face at about 3 miles in, and scramble up to the ridge and follow to the summit from the east (that's what we'll try the next time). All-in-all a great hike.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Hard to get to. Definitely bring bear spray too

Friday, June 23, 2017

A great hike or bike ride!

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Beautiful views. Few people. Watch the motorbikes. Actually more like 10 miles.
Went with my fiancé over the Memorial Day Weekend. Quite romantic

Friday, March 03, 2017

Did a few elk hunts out here, elevation gain is mild over easy terrain. Very beautiful area!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Lots of cattle who seemed easily spooked. Otherwise great hike, well marked trail.

Great hike, can make a loop of this to Our Lake, which is what we did-but it was a bit though to maneuver the boulders and scree. We were rewarded with amazing views of the lake and about 15 rams!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Fantastic trail with sweeping views of Rocky Mountain front range to the west and the Great Plains to the east. Trail climbs steadily and is in decent shape apart from areas where the trail crosses open grassland. In some places the trail disappears nearly completely aside from telltale signs of trampled grass. A short walk from the first saddle to the east reveals a great promontory for views to the east. Continue climbing up to where the trail dead ends at Blindhorse Creek. At the dead end, walk left to the crest of a hill, where you'll be treated to an "amphitheater" of Rocky Mountains sweeping more than 180 degrees.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Great hike with lots of variety and sweeping views of the entire Highwood Mountains. Nice mountain creeks too. Watch out for cattle, which along with dirt bikers, are the only negative aspects of this trail.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Hiked Flesher Pass to Stemple Pass. Great views. Good open areas. Don't get confused by the junction at mile 3.1. Go straight.

Monday, May 02, 2016

Beautiful! We went 1 May and there was still some snow in the forested areas, but nothing waterproof boots can't handle. We didn't get all the way to the end but it was still worth it. Will definitely be doing this one again!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Great early season hike in lesser known area. Watch out for dirtbikers.

Friday, August 14, 2015

I like to snowshoe on Flesher Pass. The trails there are very friendly toward this activity and the views from this Continental Divide crossing are amazing.

It's the Bob, and it's amazing. You can't really go wrong hiking in the Bob Marshall but if you are after views and a feeling of accomplishment, this trail will offer your that. Take lots of water, and a good camera. Parts of the trail are rocky so make sure you have good tread and start early!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The trail is a steady climb, not too strenuous though. I was allergic to something on that particular trail which was a challenge for me, so if you have allergies don't be like me and forget your pills! I enjoyed the views at the top, it is a perfect spot for a panoramic photo. You can see in all directions!

2 months ago

Friday, December 08, 2017

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