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Alvord Lake Trail is a 4.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Troy, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.3 miles Elevation Gain: 364 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching



wild flowers

14 days ago

Nice and easy walk around the lake

Mon Apr 29 2019

An easy trail for kids with peeks of the lake and some spots to get down to the lake.

Thu Sep 06 2018

The area is open to the public, You have to enter the area through Rabbit Creek Road. Doing so takes you down to the hiking trail head as well as the boat launch. The local community has made some improvements to the trail and it is now a full loop, not an out and back. Much of the trail is well inland from the lake so you can't see the lake the whole time but you do get regular views of the small but very pretty lake, The trail is only a few miles long so I would call it a fairly short and easy hike, but a nice one. Well worth a stop if you are looking for an easy and pretty couple of hours.

Fri Aug 10 2018

Not open. This needs to be updated . A lumber company has bought out the entire area and it’s closed to backpackers.

Mon Mar 24 2014

I first went to Troy in 1973 to work for the Forest Service and called it home until I relocated to the Carson City/Lake Tahoe area in 1989. If it's an outdoor activity, you can do it here.

9 days ago

mountain biking
9 days ago

recorded Alvord Lake Trail

9 months ago