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Beautiful hike on a 46 degree sunny day. Steady but manageable elevation for two sisters ages 63 & 71. Snow last 1/2 mile but easy to navigate. Saw 20 cedar waxwings about 1/2 way up!

This is a tough hike. It's a very steep incline when you leave the trail and head up. Very tough keeping upright and stable going down. Views are great at the top.

Easy trail. Visibly marked. Brought my dog who really enjoyed the walk. We were able to walk a few feet onto the dam and were able to get pretty close to the river

it's a great hike went up the end of June and the trail is all clear of snow and also made it to the lake and also seen a deer on the trail going up the the lake. but when my dad and I made it to the lake there was still snow on the trail so couldn't get all the way around the lake but still a great hike I recommend the hike

hiking
3 months ago

Easy, short walk to the falls. Very pretty, great for kids and adults. Benches and boulders to sit on.

hiking
4 months ago

Short out-and-back to a pair of nice waterfalls. Trail is somewhat rocky. Though not particularly steep, the high altitude will get you winded faster than usual. I enjoyed my quick visit here.

Trail was a little rugged in some spots. But my 8 year old did well. Very beautiful.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, nice trail, easy, incredible scenery. the Dearborn was running very high and fast, wildflowers are blooming, really stunning. The trail continues past Devil's Glen to the divide, so you can hike as long or as far suites you.

hiking
4 months ago

A nice hike for sure. This years flooding has left the river somewhat difficult to cross in many areas so be advised & careful. Quite a bit of tree-fall and erosion along the trail so best suited for hikers only at this time. Overall some nice scenery & a grizzly bear spotted on the way out!

walking
4 months ago

Amazing. Nice hike. Easy to moderate.

I JUST came back from this and loved every minute of t!!!!

Loved the waterfalls and the scenery! Mountain Goats visited and hung around for hours each day! Everything about this trip was breathtaking! I am 50 lbs overweight and had a 35 lb pack! Get out there!

hiking
4 months ago

This is a great trail but the 434 North from 200 is closed currently. Also, the Dearborn Canyon RD is closed at the 434 junction. For now, the trailhead is inaccessible.

Great little hike to a beautiful waterfall. Trail is good, but a little rocky. It is worth it.

Beautiful easy hike!

nature trips
4 months ago

Nice falls, nice hike, even a chance to do some rock face scaling! Two gorgeous water falls to see up here!

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike for a family with small children. Spacious camp sites. Creek is frigid but feels just right on a hot summer day!

Excellent hike. The lake was beautiful. Worth the trip.

the trail was great.the hike was great made it to the lake stayed up there Friday. hikes out today cause the weather was crappy but an awesome adventure recommend it

UPDATE: Just did this yesterday, as a trail run, and it's clear of snow -- even in the scree section that's often in a snowfield this time of year. Note that the recent flood washed out a bit of road just before the old Nature Conservancy ranch, and again just after Mill Falls. It's still passable, but drive w/caution.

Have done this a few times over the years. Really a great trail, with loads of upside at the top. Lake is gorgeous; often with mountain goats roaming around. Challenging in tough conditions or with younger kids (but certainly doable for them!).

great hike, there were a few fallen trees but they weren't hard to go around. Only problem I had was the snow. Went hiking June 11, 2018 and it started snowing on us, plus there was still a good bit on the trail near the top. 2 spots of the snow on the trail were a bit dangerous/tricky. Later we would have gotten lost if it weren't for old footprints in the snow. We eventually did not make it to the lake because we lost the trail from the snow. If we were better dressed and there were trail markers the hike would have been better.

It was a awesome hike, I am a beginner and I would consider a moderate, the elevation was gradual with switchback inclines. I was wearing a 25lb pack and did well. We went up mid June and there was still snow at the higher elevations about half a mile from the lake. we didn't get all the way through the snow was hip high still. I am definitely planning on going back up later in the year.

hiking
6 months ago

Went there June 2nd, 2018 and we did not run into any mud or snow. Many beautiful wildflowers along the way, with many shaded areas. The river was high, and there were only a few other hikers. We went later in the day (around 3pm) and finished the hike by 6:30pm. It’s a 7 mile hike but it’s easy.

Went on Memorial Day weekend. 434 from Wolf Creek was a rutted, muddy mess in one section - my Subaru barely made it through and we saw a pickup that was stuck. Went back to i-15 on 287 and that road was much better. Anyway, the trailhead (just past the Bible school) was very clearly labeled and had a nice parking area as well as a pit toilet. The first mile or so was just a trail next to the private road. After the bridge the trail gets much more beautiful! I was a bit disappointed that we couldn't see the water through most of the trail, but there were several spur trails for better viewing. We had to cross two small streams, so we were glad to have good hiking boots and poles. Shortly after crossing into the Scapegoat Wilderness, there's a campsite and then a trail that leads down to the left to the devil's glen. The river was really high and fast at this time of year, but I bet it would be swimmable later in the summer. We came back and had our picnic at the campsite (tons of lovely wildflowers!), then made it back to our car. Our six-year-old daughter and one-year-old dog both enjoyed this easy hike.

This is hard then it is rated

Got off the regular path as it branched off. Easy walk once I got on the right path.

hiking
7 months ago

So I think this should be rated “Montana Easy”. I like to think I’m more than average fit but I had a bit of difficulty with the ups and downs. Although... this was our first hike of the season, still some snow on the ground but very warm weather! So maybe it’s just that first hike to set the pace. It’s very beautiful out here and seeing the high rushing river was great. It’s dog and kid friendly (which of whom made the trail look easy peasy haha) and great spots to swim or soak your feet in.

off road driving
7 months ago

What you aren’t told is that 6 miles from the trailhead no motorized vehicles are allowed.

hiking
7 months ago

Started off beautiful, sunny and breezy...surprised a sunning rattlesnake (3 footer)....not so fun after that.

hiking
7 months ago

I recommend hitching a ride on a motorboat to the end of the reservoir and beginning your hike there. The nine mile lake trail is strenuous, windy and with a lot of loose shale. Make sure to wave when the boats pass you by.

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