Bailey Lake

EASY 5 reviews
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Bailey Lake is a 0.7 mile out and back trail located near Columbia Falls, Montana and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

0.7 miles
65 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



lots of trash. lake and creek dry right now (august) see previous comment for actual location 200 yards past app directions

1 month ago

The trail as marked seems to go through private property. One of the owners let us know that the access for the lake is actually 200 yards farther down the main hiway. Once you've exited the hiway, the paved road becomes gravel, and you park before it becomes a 2-wheel trail. There's a short walk to a little rocky beach, with a fire pit. My kids had fun exploring!

10 months ago

Fantastic short 35 minute hike to a small lake. Hiked Nov. 11 and had to self (expected for late in the season). Will return with a tent next summer as there are fantastic views from lake and would like to wander up the attainable peaks right there.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

We love it! Great for all ages and abilities. Beautiful destination!

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

We hiked this short hike this weekend with our four dogs. It climbs uphill and leads to a small lake, the dogs loved it and we had the whole lake to ourselves! We would definitely hike this trail again.