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Best trails in Lee Metcalf Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Lee Metcalf Wilderness, Montana? AllTrails has 6 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 5 hard trails in Lee Metcalf Wilderness ranging from 7 to 16.5 miles and from 4,530 to 11,164 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Deer Creek Trail to Deer Lake
Lee Metcalf Wilderness
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 6 h 44 m
Deer Creek trail is a lightly traveled trail with great views of the Spanish Peaks. Deer Lake is full of fish. The trail to Deer Lake is steep and rocky in some places. The views of the Spanish Peaks and wildlife make it worth the effort. Deer lake is over 9000 feet and is full of fish.Show more
#2 - Lone Mountain
Lee Metcalf Wilderness
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Length: 7 mi • Est. 4 h 48 m
NOTE: As of July 2020, users have reported that both Bone Crusher Trail and Moose Tracks may be closed due to construction. Please check with the park for more information. This route is very difficult, with scrambling sections, and steep drop-offs next to the trail. There is a tram that runs to the top of Lone Mountain, that you can use to make this trail into a point-to-point.Show more
#3 - Dudley Lake via Dudley Creek Trail
Lee Metcalf Wilderness
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Length: 11.4 mi • Est. 6 h 35 m
This is a mostly forested trail with a few creek crossings and meadow clearings. There is a fairly steep uphill towards the last part before the lake.Show more
#4 - Bear Trap Canyon
Lee Metcalf Wilderness
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Length: 15 mi • Est. 7 h 4 m
#5 - Deer Creek Trail to Lava Lake Trail
Lee Metcalf Wilderness
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Length: 16.5 mi • Est. 9 h 39 m
#6 - Table Mountain from Lava Lake Trail
Lee Metcalf Wilderness
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Length: 16.3 mi • Est. 10 h 5 m
Hike up Cascade creek to Lava Lake. Continue east on the main trail and you will come to a flat mountain top called Table Mountain. It is located in the Spanish Peaks and offers great views of the Gallatin canyon and the surrounding mountains. The trail past lava lake is very steep and rocky.Show more