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14 hours ago

This is a moderate trail.. unless you're really outta shape..imo. Very beautiful, hike, ..the trail is very well maintained. The views are amazing! Its close to 4 miles just one way. You can hear the water falls below on the west side at the top. awesome.
This is a must-do hike. The road getting closer to the trailhead isn't the best tho. bring bug spray the horse flies are awful. also there's NO water at all on the trail..so bring plenty of water esp for your pups. btw 95° is Not the best time to do this trail. just sayin

Great trail lots of beautiful sights. Wish it was closer to the creek

Such a beautiful hike, like others have said go in the morning on a cooler day. The heat can make it a pretty difficult hike. The directions it gave us on here were very wrong for finding the trailhead. Overall a beautiful hike will definitely do it again. .

Awesome! Just Awesome! Hiked up to the north lake stayed the night and saw Wolves in the morning then hiked out.

Amazing overlook, surprised by the width and depth of it. Worth the drive up!

Well-maintained trail. Only a bit of water on the trail in some spots. The lake is beautiful! We took the spur to Kidney Lake, which requires a semi-difficult river crossing and a steeper incline. But worth it.

so many horseflies

Great hike for the dog because water crosses the trail every couple of miles. The trail sign said 5 miles to falls and I'm inclined to believe it. Had to choose workout over enjoying the views because of the rocky nature of the trail and time constraints. Can't believe I've put this trail off. Much longer and challenging than the overlook trail, but much more enjoyable and satisfying.

Beautiful hike and nice trail. Does get a little rocky so you’ll need to watch your step. Breathe taking views.

3 days ago

Great trail with a huge payoff. A little route-finding and overgrown in places, but not bad. Canyon Lake is gorgeous! And perfect for a brisk dip. Recommend.

3 days ago

definitely a great hike with PHENOMENAL views. the road up is a white knuckle adventure so be careful. the directions were not accurate so check with other web sites for the correct route. short hike to the lake with incredible scenery.

Good trail to build the legs. All up hill beautiful falls at the top. I’m just a beginner.

Very nice trail. It’s my own fault that I went too far (turned around about 8 miles in), particularly since the temperature was in the mid-90s. Up until about 3 miles past the falls it was quite nice. After that the trail starts climbing considerably more steeply without any good views. All the berries along the trail were much appreciated!

Hiked it with my 16 year old son, nice little hike

very hard trail..i went with teenagers.. so my knees hada hard time coming down.. best thing is... take your time.
..its gorgeous at the top.

5 days ago

Trail is in good shape and relatively easy. Views from the top are amazing. As of today there was only one small patch of snow near Summit that is easy to get around or walk right through without post-holing. The National Forest in these parts is NOT dispersed camping friendly and the campgrounds fill fast. Round trip distance was 7.5 miles/12 km.

5 days ago

Really pleasantly surprised by the waterfall near the middle of the loop. Great to start and end at a beach on a hot day.

Great hike, beautiful waterfalls, towering scenery overhead. A lot of bang for the buck here (and by buck I mean amount of hiking effort). The Bitterroots are extremely underrated as a hiking range.

6 days ago

Great hike. Starts off with a few sections of climbing,then levels out a bit. Has a great rock garden area with large granite boulders then opens up with a few cathedral views of Boulder fields and some cliff faces. A couple of switch backs later and you are at the falls. Great spot for lunch.

Nice, scenic hike. The creek was running pretty good for mid July. We only went 1 mile up, but had our three young boys with us. Hope to come up again with my 11 year old so we can get further and maybe find a camping spot.

Did this hike in the afternoon after having done the Blodgett Canyon hike earlier in the day. Maybe that's why I think it a little tougher than the "easy" designation would indicate.

Great hike, particularly for a first day after flying in from New York. Not too strenuous, but still a good workout. Went all the way to the waterfalls, with marvellous views all along the way (and some tasty huckleberries to be found).

9 days ago

The destination has awesome views! The trail is a bit overgrown and could use some cleaning up and marking. Definitely need to pay close attention to stay on the trail.
•Bring sturdy hiking boots (LOTS of rocks)
•Bring lots of mosquito repellent (they were the worst I’d ever experienced)
•Bring GPS capable device
We had a very tough hike starting out around 2:30 in the afternoon in high 80’s. If hiking in the summer, early in the day would be a better idea.
Over all a great, physically challenging hike. I’d do it again under more favorable conditions.

Safe trekking!!

Beautiful! Nice views at the beginning with delicious huckleberrys. Varied surroundings and changes in elevation with lots of streams flowing across the trail and even down the trail itself. We walked across several logs to get across the shallow streams. The trail can be hard to find at times especially in the wet areas. The lake is stunning, but the real jem in my opinion is the waterfall that spills from the lake.

This trail was often covered in water and had to cross the creek a few times, no bridge. So be prepared to get your feet wet and muddy, and bring bug spray, Mosquitoes and horseflies. The hike description notes 7.3 miles and we walked 4 miles and turned around before we hit the summit which takes you down to the lake. It would also be good to name the lake in the hike description. After doing the hike and looking at a topo map it must be burnt fork lake. Also on the topo map there is another lake called Gleason lake, but didn’t see a trail to that one. The trail was a bit overgrown in one part but still easy to follow. We ran into other hikers that noted that the lake was about 5.5 miles in so this would be an 11 mile hike NOT 7.3 miles. A bonus is a nice rock cliff and waterfall.

10 days ago

A really nice and challenging day hike. Like others have mentioned, I found the 5.9 mile note to be too light. My GPS noted it 3.7 each way so my advice is to be prepared with water and a snack. A very well maintained and clean trail with three small segments of snow. The view when you make it to the fire watch tower will take your breath away! It is on my list to do again!

Walked this trail on the 4th with the kiddos and my elderly mother in law in a wheelchair. It was nice to have a paved trail for the first little bit so that grandma could enjoy a little of the beautiful outdoors. The kids hiked farther up the trail and everyone had an enjoyable time. Very easy with beautiful views of lake the whole way.

12 days ago

This is a great day hike. I’m confused about the 5.9 mile total because it’s 3.6 miles one way. At any rate, the view to the west of the lookout is worth any drop of sweat you may lose. The trail is easy to follow, wide and easy to navigate. The climb is moderate. What I mean is, if you’re in decent shape, this is not a difficult hike. If you spend a lot of time on the couch, yes, this is a difficult hike.

We hiked the trail July 6, 2018. We crossed three snow fields, one a little longer than the others but none of them treacherous or difficult. If you’ve never hiked a mountain of this elevation, understand weather can be very different at the top than on the valley floor. The day we hiked it was nearing 90° in Stevensville around 1 p.m. At the summit it was about 67° with winds gusting to 25 mph. Dress appropriately and have a fantastic hike!!

Super easy hike with a great reward ! Bring bear spray and enjoy the wildflowers :)

We did this two years ago in July and it is one of the more challenging hikes I’ve ever done but so worth it. The last mile is a lot of scrambling. the view from the top is phenomenal and you’re able to see several lakes. Plan for a full day with plenty of water and snacks!

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