Big Pintler Loop is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Wise River, Montana that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until September.

Length3.6 miElevation gain538 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestViews
Waypoints (4)
Pintler cliffs
45.86847, -113.44969
45.8659, -113.43722
Lower Aspens
45.85749, -113.43723
Road game trail
45.85899, -113.43904
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Keith Miller
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First to Review

A major fire burned more of the area than what was described in the trail guide. Now the entire trail from the trailhead to Johnson Lake is burned. Luckily, the edge of the burn is at the bottom end of the lake, so the campsites are still good and the lake is still clear. My son caught a lot of trout, and we ate a couple for dinner. We also camped at Upper Phyllis Lake, which wasn't so lucky in escaping the fire. As a consequence, the lake wasn't as clear as it probably once was, but my son caught fish there anyway. Campsites are few at Phyllis Lake.