Blacktail Mountain Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Blacktail Mountain Trail is a 8.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lakeside, Montana that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

8.9 miles
823 feet

dog friendly

cross country skiing

mountain biking




Blacktail Mountain is a 6 mile loop trail located near Lakeside, Montana. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for snowshoeing.

cross country skiing
5 hours ago

Beautiful vista

1 month ago

The reviews and photos for this “trail” are all over the place. Some of the photos are on the xcountry ski trail, others appear to be on the Lakeside to Blacktail trail which is NOT a loop. It appears from other reviews that people did not even know where they were. Very untrustworthy, and not dependable.

3 months ago

flat & easy. A small stream in the first mile. Not too many good overlooks. The Alpine Loop that cuts through the to the right follows a very deep gorge.

5 months ago

We didn't walk the whole way. It's along logging roads.

5 months ago

We didn't walk the whole way. It's along logging roads.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

9 miles of uphill. Well, the last bit is straight downhill. So, 7 mules of a graduated uphill with nice views of the Rockies. The last couple miles is rolling up and down before you take a plunge with twists and turns. Definitely worth the ride. We took our time and rode for about 3 hours. We would rate this moderate and the downhill a bit more than moderate.

6 months ago

7 months ago

Thursday, August 18, 2016