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wild flowers

wildlife

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birding

camping

backpacking

forest

lake

river

no dogs

The trail was not heavily used the day we were there. We were the only people biking and were confused how to find the trail. When one arrives, there is only a map of the ski trails, which has many loops, circling around as ski loops do. It was extremely rocky, not suitable for a hybrid bike, one even had to walk downhill because of the rocks.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was nice and maintained. It's about 9 or so miles round trip. It ends at a pretty cool little camp site with an historical building and old farm equipment. Not really what I was expecting but still cool. The trail literally follows the river the entire way without gaining too much altitude. At night time you get a great view of the stars! Fishing wasn't bad either. The lake tag is misleading. There isn't a lake.

hiking
2 months ago

There was a good amount of smoke due to wildfires, so a couple of us had trouble breathing for part of it. It took us 11 hours with breaks to do the whole loop (10am-9pm). The trail is mostly well marked except for a section 2/5 of the way. If you do the loop counterclockwise, you hit most of the altitude right away and you have smoother sailing for the second half. The area is very warm and dry, but there are enough creeks to fill up if you have a purifier. There is a 12 mile section without any creeks, so plan accordingly. Very beautiful route.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

It was really fun! I would say it's more of a moderate hike, it's kind of steep. if you have knee problems bring support. it was short and enjoyable.

One of the prettiest hikes around missoula! I wouldn't call it an "easy" hike. I definitely would not bring my two kids up to it (7 & 4)..... unless I planned on it being an whole day event. Most of the hike is uphill but gorgeous the entire way.

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

Nice easy hike. Great camps along the lake Still mostly frozen with 2-5 ft of snow around the lake last weekend

hiking
4 months ago

Just a short hike up to the top for some excellent views of the Selway-Bitterroot. Some snow to deal with as of mid june but very doable.

hiking
4 months ago

This was a great hike mid-June! The views are so worth it!! And I agree not easy!

hiking
Sunday, September 04, 2016

Great hike for all skill levels. A bit of an incline at then end, but definitely manageable. Once you get to the lake, go to the left side. There are some rock bed beaches as opposed to super muddy on the right side. Did some fly fishing as well, got a few bites.