Lower Cold Lake Trail

EASY 10 reviews
#13 of 36 trails in

Lower Cold Lake Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Condon, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
839 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

rocky

washed out

24 days ago

This was a delightful hike! I agree, would rank this as moderate due to some steep, ongoing climbs. The bugs were present but not awful for us at the lake. Trailhead was easily accessible as well.

hiking
25 days ago

I think I would question the EASY rating this app gives this hike? The trail has several steep climbs to the lake but once there the beauty will make you forget about them. Be sure to wear your bug spray. Vicious mosquitos from the meadow to the lake. Well worth the time and the climb and Don't forget to listen for the Winter Wren singing along the way.

1 month ago

Did this hike in the rain, with a 9-year old and a 6-year old, and it was awesome! Moderately steep at first, but nothing you can’t handle with a steady pace. Beautiful scenery in a magical forest. Definitely recommend!

hiking
11 months ago

Very nice hike - no bugs and almost no people. Went a mile beyond maintained trail. Next time I'd go early and try for the mission range ridge.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Beautiful surroundings. Pretty steep uphill for a good portion. Easy way back, but be prepared for lots of bugs!

Monday, July 03, 2017

Bring a fishing pole!

hiking
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Took this trail today, it was 86 degrees, but we still found snow near the top. Trail is quite steep the first mile, going basically straight up. Don't think that classifies it as "easy". :). Lake was beautiful, but swarms of mosquitoes make your stay extremely brief. All in all, a good hike, bring the bug spray!!!!

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

Tuesday, August 15, 2017