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hiking
5 days 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
11 days 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
15 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
27 days 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
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

backpacking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 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
2 months ago

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

hiking
11 months ago

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.

backpacking
11 months ago

11 months ago

Loved it! Beautiful hike, great for the dogs, although we wished it would have been a market trail because the first time we went, we didn't know which trail to go on and ended up 5 miles into the Nez Pierce Wilderness on the wrong trail with no lake to be found. We will be back!

hiking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

hiking
Friday, May 13, 2016

hiking
Sunday, August 16, 2015

We did this hike yesterday with our 4 dogs, you see 2 other lakes on the way, one you can access, although the water level was down and it was very muddy, at least this August. Coquina was a beautiful lake and larger than we expected. It was a Saturday and we still only saw 2 other groups.

hiking
Sunday, June 21, 2015

my family loves this trail,we have done this two years in a row for spring break. it seems that about the 4 mi. mark people seem to start getting burned out but after that pretty easy hike down to the ranch. great place to camp for the night but then the grade getting out is pretty steep in the morning. over all difficulty i would say med

plenty of places to filter water along trail and views are amazing