Cottonwood Lake

HARD 8 reviews
#35 of 88 trails in

Cottonwood Lake is a 7.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wilsall, Montana and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.7 miles
2198 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



1 day ago

Beautiful trail and lake at the end. Well worth the tough hike up. Camped at the lake for a night, just my dog and me and it was so nice.

10 months ago

Gorgeous, able to go in and out in one day. Would recommend camping for the views

Monday, August 01, 2016

Great hike! Tough but only for about half of it and totally worth it

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Fun Hike.

Monday, September 07, 2015

This hike is incredible, while one mile is basically straight up and exposed to the sun (so time your approach) the other 4 miles are in the trees with scenic views over the entire valley. The mountains are incredibly scenic and the lake is beautiful. Bugs became an issue towards night time but all in all incredible

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

trail is good at first on atv road for 2.5 miles or so then climbs steeply and crosses a creek and becomes sometimes difficult to find. but fallowing the creek up wards you can easily pick it up if it is lost.

10 months ago

10 months ago