Blue Mountain Lookout Deadman Ridge Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews

Blue Mountain Lookout Deadman Ridge Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Missoula, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until November. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
790 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

rocky

washed out

20 days ago

Love this hike. Beautiful area. I wish people were better about cleaning up after their dogs.

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1 month ago

Trail i frequent the most, easy and beautiful if you make to to the summit!

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8 months ago

Very special place for the puppies to play, greet families of all kinds - highly recommend the extra mile to the summit: Worth it for the view!!

9 months ago

Great hike to the summit - even over the slushy trail! Fun folks to chat with & friendly canines abound.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Nothing too awe inspiring but a great place to let the pup run around and enough crisscrossing trails to keep you entertained, spent about 2 hours there and had a great time.

hiking
Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hiked on an overcast mid-October Sunday with the 9yr old kiddo and the pooch. It was beautiful.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

Had a great time, only takes about 2-3 hours depending on how fast you are and it's a blast. All trails get to the top and all trails go down. Feel free to explore!

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Thursday, April 28, 2016

The 3.04 trail ends at a driveway. I turned back and made an interesting loop out of the the multiple trails that intersect this one. Take a picture of the map as you start to avoid getting lost.

Good views of Missoula. Lots of people and pets.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Just a Heads Up. Sara's track is accurate for the final leg of the climb to the Blue Mountain Lookout. The other uploaded tracks are in the Blue Mountain Main Corridor and Hayes Creek area. None of the tracks as of this posting show the actual Deadman's Ridge Trail. As soon as I can I will upload a track for the actual trail. It starts up near the lookout and ends at Hayes Creek. I have not ridden it yet but I understand it is a steep, loose, rocky tire shredder. Sounds like fun.

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