Coquina Lake is a 6.7 mile out and back trail located near Hamilton, Montana that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until September.
Great hike for all skill levels. A bit of an incline at then end, but definitely manageable. Once you get to the lake, go to the left side. There are some rock bed beaches as opposed to super muddy on the right side. Did some fly fishing as well, got a few bites.
Loved it! Beautiful hike, great for the dogs, although we wished it would have been a market trail because the first time we went, we didn't know which trail to go on and ended up 5 miles into the Nez Pierce Wilderness on the wrong trail with no lake to be found. We will be back!
We did this hike yesterday with our 4 dogs, you see 2 other lakes on the way, one you can access, although the water level was down and it was very muddy, at least this August. Coquina was a beautiful lake and larger than we expected. It was a Saturday and we still only saw 2 other groups.
my husband and I did this hike with our son for his very first backpacking trip carrying his own gear. Beautiful hike. great scenery. loved looking down over the lakes in the canyon and skirting past another. the only problem is the mosquitos are awerful even with 100% deet. the actually chased us in our tents where we spent most the day. fishing is ok but the fish are definitely used to jump for their food so take a fly fishing pole