Explore the most popular birding trails in Lewis and Clark 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.

3 months ago

Perfect hike with young kids ~3+ years old. Good in all seasons. Some rock climbing or bouldering spots scattered throughout. Can connect with a hike up Jefferson Creek.

7 months ago

Great trail with awesome views. The fall colors were great. Trail was pretty sloppy due to snow melt and there was still considerable snow along the way.

7 months ago

Great hike. Beautiful fall colors. Trail was sloppy due to snow melt. Many sections were still covered by snow. Excellent loop hike though.

8 months ago

Nice little hike. Very kid friendly. Great views with shade. Not too crowded. Another hiker reported a black bear just off the trail by the upper fall.

Outstanding hike. First few miles are wooded with intermittent clearings which offer beautiful views. Nice grade (used for horses as well). We encountered a group of mountain goats at the pass. Reasonable scramble to the second ridge line if you take the western face ascent. Problem was, we couldn't find a good way up the final ascent and had to turn back after some serious climbing was involved. Think we should have gone a bit further to the south before heading up. Otherwise, you could cut across the north face at about 3 miles in, and scramble up to the ridge and follow to the summit from the east (that's what we'll try the next time). All-in-all a great hike.

9 months ago

Great easy hike that my 6 year old and 4 year old did easily. They loved the waterfall and I loved the view above the waterfall. Nice, easy hike!

My favorite lake hike that I have done so far. Really amazing views as you hike and at the top.

Trail is not clear. It is very overgrown and you cannot get all the way to the top of the hill safely. Views were beautiful but this is not a great hiking trail.

This is a beautiful trail! It actually is only 3 miles as listed, not 8. There are 8 mile loops up there, but this is not it. Best place to park is at the fork in the road before entering the campground. The entrance to the trail is just to the left of the main road marked TR411. Follow that around for a nice loop.

10 months ago

Great hike ... I need to remember to bring more water on these hot days

dose anyone know how the our lake trail is

Went in late May and the last mile was still snow covered and the lake was frozen. Hard to get to the top in the deep snow which made it impossible to find any real trail, but it was a fun challenge and we had a great time. Really beautiful.

Amazing Hike!!


Great hike, can make a loop of this to Our Lake, which is what we did-but it was a bit though to maneuver the boulders and scree. We were rewarded with amazing views of the lake and about 15 rams!

Monday, August 08, 2016

This trail offers some great views of the Big and Little Belt Mountains and follows closely along what appears to be an old logging road. The area appears to get heavy ATV traffic, with riders using their ATVs for the first 3-4 miles, and hiking the remainder to Tenderfoot River. The trail is wide but a bit rocky in many areas. The last mile is seriously steep and footing can be tough.

Great trail. It's full of thick vegetation, but breaks open into rocky pathways with breathtaking views.


Amazing views and nicely maintained trail! The wildlife abounds as does the Rocky Mountain plant life our gps put it at 6.2 miles round trip

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Saturday, April 09, 2016

Lots of fun, nice 8 mile loop

Been doing this family hike since I was 7. Love it.
Moderate. Good for all ages. Beautiful lake, waterfall, alpine valleys with wildflowers, mountain goats. Everything you want in a Montana hike.

Flowers were beautiful the first week in July. We saw mountain goats playing at the lake.

It's the Bob, and it's amazing. You can't really go wrong hiking in the Bob Marshall but if you are after views and a feeling of accomplishment, this trail will offer your that. Take lots of water, and a good camera. Parts of the trail are rocky so make sure you have good tread and start early!

Such a beautiful hike and the lake is an indescribable color! It's a moderate hike, lots of areas to climb once your at the lake if you choose to. We did see big horn sheep last time I was there and lots of bear grass!

Our Lake, near Choteau, Montana, is an amazing hike is most enjoyable - moderately strenuous. Need to take your time, enjoying the blossoming bear grass and other wild flowers.
Stop-turn around, to look and the view behind you!
Mountain Goats like to hang out at the lake and raise their young.
Take a pack lunch, picnic at the top - beautiful.

7 months ago

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