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snow
6 days ago

Confusion reigns about the dogs because the title is for the Seeley Creek Nordic Ski trails EAST of Seeley Lake and the map location is for the incorrectly titled, ungroomed trails, on the WEST side of Seeley Lake
Yes indeed, dogs, snowshoes, skiis, boots, and yes even snowmobiles are allowed on the trail network on the WEST side of Seeley Lake. The segment marked on the map which appears to be from the Lodges On The Lake to the Boy Scout Bridge via a piece of the Lars Kramen Loop. In addition to the segment marked on the map, there are about another five miles of trails on the WEST side of Seeley lake where users of all sorts are welcomed year round. The trails are ungroomed except for the Archibald Snowmobile Trail. The west side trails are limited to non-motorized use during the snow-free season. Mike's information is correct for the outstanding Seeley Creek trails on the EAST side of Seeley Lake.

Great trail. Couldn't do backside as I felt I needed snowshoes and only had my yak tracks. Can't wait to try in the spring.

cross country skiing
8 days ago

On further examination I realized that this the description and map are not the Seeley Creek Ski Trails. The Ski Trails are located on the opposite side of the lake on Morrell Creek Road. Dogs are NOT allowed on the ski trails in winter when skiing and grooming are occurring. Walking and snowshoeing are also not allowed on the trails in winter.

cross country skiing
9 days ago

Dogs are not allowed on these trails in winter due to ski grooming. Dogs are OK the rest of the year.

Beautiful walk in the snow and freezing cold! Great fun for our whole family, young, old, and dogs.

Some people rate trails for the views but I am pleased with the amount of trees and vegetation despite the fact that they block a potentially great view.

Hiked this trail on Dec 10 all the way to the falls. Only wore cleats due to about 3-4” of snow. Falls were iced over beautiful!!! My tracker said 5 miles rt so definitely not as far as this app says!

I absolutely love the beginning of the hike, the way the trees fall over the straights like an abandoned blvd in a movie. The hike itself Seel little direct sunlight and that keeps temps perfect. Did a quick hike this November with the intent of camping but limited spaces available, would have gone to the upper lake but friends backed out. Will try again!

wasnt what we thought it was gonna be. still cool though!

backpacking
2 months ago

Hit up this trail on our first day heading into the BOB. Great eye opener for what was to come for a city slicker like myself. This trail whooped my butt but was a great time. Highly recommend it!

Went for a leisurely walk today with my mini Doxie and usually enjoy this trail but I had 6 large dogs come up to us today, unleashed. Two I had to yell several times to get away as my dog couldn't move and the owner...well maybe on her phone but what people don't get is even if your dog is somewhat trained and "nice", they get excited and step on my dog. This is not okay so please leash your dog or watch it at all times. And my rating was minus 1 star due to the hundred piles of poop along the trail, need to put up doggie bags perhaps?

The road up to the trail is pretty rough

First time actually using the app to record our walk. We walked off course at the river! Stunning and beautiful and peaceful. My hubby has a bad back, so this flat path was perfect. Nice benches along the way, and such changes in the ecosystems along the path. Great for dog watching, all we’re friendly but were off leash.

This was one of my favorite backpacking hikes ever. We camped at Pearl and did a day hike to Dalton, well worth it. All of the lakes were gorgeous and the hike was moderate to Pearl, hard if you go onto Dalton because of the extra distance. I do not consider myself an avid hiker and more casual.

on Blossom Lakes Trail

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike with lots of color changes in the trees

I looooove this trail during all seasons because it's gorgeous and different every time of the year. In the spring and early summer, there's a canal on one side of the trail that my pup likes. There's also a nice wading area along the river. My only complaint with this trail is that dogs have to be leashed. Not a deal breaker though.

This hike was awesome in the fall! The colors were incredible (check out my pics), but the weather was a little iffy with sideways rain/wind. September was the perfect time with gorgeous fall colors. In October or later, I'd expect knee deep snow.

This trail is nowhere near the 6.9 miles listed on this website. Two independent GPS devices measured it as 2.7 or 2.6 miles one way. So 5.4 or 5.6. Nice flat wide trail easy for kids.

Easy hike. Some dead trees across the trail, but easy to navigate over or around. Lots of burned area, but the fall foliage makes up for the lack of canopy. Very beautiful, easy hike

Good hike. Snow on the trail but ends at a beautiful lake.

Went with my daughter and my two year granddaughter for her first hike today. She loved it. She loved throwing pebbles in the river. Exploring mosses and lichen on the trees. Saw dragonflies and osprey. Just the best experience ever.

backpacking
3 months ago

Pros: Trail has gradual ascent, Lake is Very Forested, Trail is Protected from wind and sun, trailhead is very easy to drive to Cons: May be frequented often in warm weather, Camping area is limited to about 3 sites
I did an overnight trip at Blossom Lake in late Sep. 2018, and I was impressed with the trail and the lake. The trail head is very easy to drive to in good weather, and the paved parking lot offers spaces to park overnight with room to spare. The trail to Blossom Lake itself ascends through a variety of woodland, with some semi-steep areas, but for the most part, is a gradual climb that is well suited to someone carrying a heavier load. At no point is the trail exposed to the sun, and for the last section, it follows the small creek emptying out of the lake. Blossom Lake is very scenic, albeit mostly surrounded by dense woodland. There were 3 decent tent camping spots that I noticed, but at least 2/5 of the shoreline is either at the base of some significant rockfall, or consists of swampy ground. The surrounding mountainside is especially covered with slippery grass, and I ascended partway up towards the local rock peak, but turned back due to lack of trail and slip risk. I would recommend attempting this only with a light load and good shoes. Overnight camping was pleasant, and the site I was at had some upright rocks to build fires against, however very little light made it through where I was camped due to forest cover. For spectacular scenery, there are better choices in the area, but Blossom lake is a great spot to take a group due to accessibility.

hiking
4 months ago

Great to see rain forest and old-growth cedar groves, waterfalls, typical Montana forest, and high mountain lakes, all in one trip. My daughter and I left Missoula at 10:30 am, and were back in Missoula 8 hours later. Easy, and great, day trip.

backpacking
4 months ago

Beautiful! Towering cedars at the beginning. We made it to hub lake, not a ton of areas of camping and pretty steep getting down to the lake but well worth it. Made for a pretty awesome weekend.

Edge of the ‘Rice ridge fire’ looks different than a few years ago.

This is a really great trail especially now with fall colors! Trail wasn’t very crowded but has some spectacular views! Both lakes are really cool and you can continue to a third if you please! Lots of camping room by the lake as well! Follow all our adventures on Instagram @themicrotourists.

Excellent hike that’s fairly easy.. you hike through burned out sections of forest due to the Rice Ridge Fire last year. It is definitely a glimpse of nature’s life cycles. The payoff at the end is a stunning waterfall! Great day hike!

Beautiful moderate hike. Good camping by lake.as well

Easy hike. Moderately used. We only tracked 5.8 miles. The waterfall was beautiful

The directions on here were wrong for me. They took me up an old logging road which ended up being closed when you can just go straight into superior and follow the signs off the exit to the trailhead. Getting to heart is easy and then getting to pearl and dalton is a little more intense. Heart to pearl trail is a little overgrown. Keep on the trail going around pearls and the trail to dalton is very visible. I did this as a day hike. Had some fish nibbles in heart, skipped fishing and pearl, and had big fish nibbling and jumping at Dalton.

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