Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails in Bitterroot National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

I agree with previous poster. it was a beautiful hike, but was surprised at the steep climb. Strenuous at times for an old gal like me, but the view was well worth the struggle.

Beautiful view the whole way! The trails were a bit more narrow and steeper than expected but still easy enough for a novice hiker such as myself.

Easy to follow, mostly level, and dead gorgeous. Great way to ease in to the summer hiking season.

First hike of the season. I did the full loop and had a great time. The trail was a bit sloppy in places from the snowmelt but was otherwise easy to follow. Free parking if you go between Labor Day and Memorial Day. Including a break for lunch, it took me just over 3 hours.

Beautiful scenery! Snow the last 1.5 miles.

Trail is in great shape, still was quite a bit of snow. But well worth it!

Beautiful hike with opportunities to get in the creek. Just be careful driving to the trailhead, still a lot of ice and snow!

hiking
2 months ago

So, it was not too smooth in March, but it was a great view regardless and an intense workout.

Still a great trail in December. Found minimal ice, completed in 45 minutes. the wind coming out of the canyon at the top was brutal at 30 degrees in the valley so dress warm.

Did this trail on horse back in summer 2016. Perfect!!

hiking
5 months ago

Lovely and do-able even this late in November.

Great trail. Tons of great views and easy scrambling. When we went the creek was out of its banks so we had to take a few detours. About 6 miles in the canyon narrows and is more wooded. Tons of great rapids and scenery.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy.. Haha Nooooo!! Snowy most of the way, alders covered in snow, draped over the trail in many places. Great view above the clouds, now that I am done I am feeling like a rockstar but damn that was a tough hike!!!

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful fall colors, great trail

First four miles or so were pretty nice, nothing too extreme. But FUCK whoever rated this as an "easy" trail based on the last mile.

Love this trail, it is a hard hike however we have hiked it 2 times with our 3 children. The baby was in a pack on my back and I was tired but I was able to do it without complications. The older two hiked it with a few breaks, but we made it a mile or two up.

Enjoy!

Nice easy trail. Nice views of the valley and mountains

hiking
9 months ago

It says it's easy but if you're older or have young kids this may be a little much. Steep in areas but short and sweet.

hiking
9 months ago

This is one of the best short hikes I've ever done. The first half of the hike is very steep but after that it levels out for awhile. There is one final steep push right before the lake but isn't nearly as bad as the first part of the hike. The lake is gorgeous with a great view of Trapper Peak. We looped around the lake which had a trail that was easy to follow. Definitely recommend.

Really liked this trail. It had a bit of everything. Rock cliffs, waterfalls, beaver dams...

hiking
9 months ago

Easy and relaxing 6.7 mile out and back for me and my 11 year old. Several side trails along the way to get on the creek. A downside was the numerous powder dirt sections due to dryness and horse traffic.

Easy and flat. Great for getting in your first hike of the summer to test the old body out.

hiking
9 months ago

Gorgeous lake at the end of a short and sweet trail. The views of Trapper Peak beyond the lake are unreal. Steep in places and the drive up takes a bit but so worth it !

Great views from the falls and the lake. More of a moderate hike with plenty of rocks, overgrowth, and some good inclines.

Easy. we're fat out of shape smokers.

hiking
9 months ago

My favorite hike! It is closed right now due to fires.

well went on the trail to get some pictures lost my drone if any finds send me an email plez thanks soldadomalo1@gmail.com

hiking
9 months ago

A very peaceful and relaxing trail with amazing scenery. The bridge offers excellent views of the creek and there are plenty of areas along the trail to stop for a picnic or photo opportunities. My dog thoroughly enjoyed it as well! Not busy at all even for a Friday afternoon.

9 months ago

great trail, well maintained, constant elevation change. i recommend doing the full loop, plus take the trail headed west at the upper lake. Beautiful views all around.

10 months ago

very easy hike with beautiful views of trappers peak and the bitterroot. lake was warm enough to jump in!

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