Bass Creek Trail

HARD 59 reviews

Bass Creek Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stevensville, Montana that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1368 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

snow

washed out

From US 93 turn west onto Bass Creek road located 4 miles south of Florence. Travel 2.5 miles to Charles Waters Memorial Campground. The Bass Creek trailhead is located at the west end of the campground.

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hiking
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hiking
7 days ago

Hiked to the Lake today, still some snow in spots and it was quite cool at the lake. The lake still had some ice on it but there was open water too. Hiked in water most of the way, the runoff is at it's peak.

backpacking
22 days ago

Great views the deeper into the canyon you get. The lake is still is mostly ice and there are some snow fields you have to cross to get to it, but it was absolutely do-able.

hiking
25 days ago

Tough, but spectacular 9.5 miles to Bass Lake. In late May last 600 ft to the dam was across snow slope, lake was almost completely frozen.

1 month ago

Great trail! Still pretty wet as of today 5/23/17. Also a note, it's 9 miles to the lake :)

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great hiking trail!!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. Lots of spots for dogs to stop and drink/play in the water. Up to the log damn pond the trail is clear, but shortly after the trail is still pretty snow packed.

4 months ago

7 months ago

Cool pond area one mile in and waterfall at about three miles was flowing nicely. Great open views the last 2.5 miles before bass lake. The last 1.5 miles was rocky and had a few inches of snow here or there (10-22-16) but nothing too crazy. The lake area was really nice. Excellent day hike.

hiking
8 months ago

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9 months ago

For the not so fit hiker it took about 2 1/2 hours to the waterfall and 1 1/2 hours down. Good note is once you pass the sign there will be a fork to the right if you want to go up to he waterfall and then on to a bigger lake that we didn't make it to. If you go straight at the fork you will be forced to go over the creek and wont make it to the waterfall. It was worth the hike but was pretty hard toward the last hour up.

hiking
9 months ago

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hiking
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