Explore the most popular walking 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.

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.

This is hard then it is rated

off road driving
1 month ago

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

4 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.

hiking
9 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.

Not what I would rate as easy

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.

hiking
10 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.

hiking
11 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.

camping
Thursday, May 25, 2017

Great Spot to Camp out for the night. Keep your eye out for fire wood before you get there though!

Amazing Hike!!

Gorgeous!

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!

hiking
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.

Awesome!

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

camping
Sunday, May 08, 2016

Not a trail but a nice campground. Very quiet.

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.

hiking
8 months ago

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