Benbow OHV Road: East Fishtail Creek Trail to Island Lake

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Benbow OHV Road: East Fishtail Creek Trail to Island Lake is a 9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Fishtail, Montana that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length9.0 miElevation gain1,584 ftRoute typeLoop
Kid friendlyCross-country skiingFishingHikingNature tripsOHV/Off-road drivingSnowshoeingBird watchingDog friendlyForestLakeViewsWildlife
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Ramona Whelchel
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OHV/Off-road driving

This trial is now not passable with a reg 4X4 from the Benbow trail head.

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Amy Carlson
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Hiking

Beautiful hike! The canoe is definitely an added bonus. Saw many signs of bears, so be on the look out.

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Ginger Wipf
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Hiking

Fall colors are in full bloom. Gorgeous walk!

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Chriss Knisley
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Kendra Nelson
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spent all day on the SxS one half of the mountain has tons of trails(the sude closest to the mine) all pretty smooth great views went to crome lake on benbow the walk to the lake is a flat easy hike and takes about 5 minutes. Next time I will avoid benbkw jeep trail huge boulders and really rough and rocky ride on that half of the mountain

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Matt Ivankovich
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HikingMuddyRocky

The trail was great and the lake was pretty cool! Fishing was decent and the canoe was awesome. As of 5-3-20 don’t follow the recording instead you will see a sign marking the trail to the lake. Also as of 5-3-20 the title image on AllTrails is from the wrong Island Lake so do not be fooled!

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Chris Cote
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Did the whole Jeep trail it was awesome Started at the base and exited on to the fire roads.

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Lyle Graff
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Backpacking

This Island Lake Trail depicted is on private land and should not be in this app. The lake itself is not on private land, but right on the border between the ranch and USFS. There is another route from the northwest, available on topo maps, all on public land and you will be legal.

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Lily Slunaker
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I loved the views! Saw lots of wildflowers and an elk, the road up is rough definitely a jeep, truck of off-road vehicle needed to get the the trail head. Once you're there the hike is easy! Great fishing too, there's a little canoe that stays at the lake

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Wade Berry
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OHV/Off-road driving

great run for new people's to hobby of off road,can be done in most stock 4x4 rigs

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Marcy Jackson
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Absolutely beautiful! Some parts are pretty intense but totally worth it.

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Ian Anderson
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Hiking

Nice hike with good fishing. Option to continue along trail to Silver Lake or bush-wack along Huckleberry Creek to Huckleberry, Princes, or Avalanche Lake (none for faint of heart). Have gotten to lake on snowshoes but would not recommend to beginners.

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Katie Lehman
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Hiking

Beautiful!! Trail terrain is constantly changing and keeping you guessing whats coming up next.

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Tony Williams
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OHV/Off-road driving

Pretty fun trail. Lots of site seeing

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casey grote
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First to Review

great place to go from mystic lake less people too

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Jessica Scanlan
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Nick Peterson
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Anna Castro
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James B
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Keith Ketola
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George Gladstone
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Ginna Ross
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Shanice Dawson
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