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Crow Creek Trail is a 12.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Pablo, Montana that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 12.5 miles Elevation Gain: 3,375 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

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mountain biking

running

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

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3 months ago

Still one of my favorite hikes of all time

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4 months ago

This trail is located on Tribal Lands on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Recreation permits can be purchased online at Montana Fish wildlife and parks or by many vendors throughout Western Montana such as Westland seed in Ronan, MT or Wal Mart in Polson, MT Www.cskt.org

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4 months ago

Went hiking with 2 others. We started out at 6:15am and had to head back after 2 miles in, but we saw plenty! The road to the trailhead has some potholes, but nothing too terrible. There is a sign before you get there saying a pass is required, but we didn’t know, nor did we know where to get one, so we risked it and all was ok. The trail has lots of variety, winding up and around as you climb the mountain, always hearing the creek and getting glimpses of it along the way. On our way back we saw a bear about 50feet off the trail, having a morning snack. We just kept going and he didn’t seem to care enough to find out what we were up to. Beautiful trail, I’d love to do the whole thing someday!

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rocky
4 months ago

absolutely an amazing trail worth the hike. At the start of the trail (maybe a mile in) there is a side trail to waterfalls that are a must see. I am a big waterfall junkie so this was up my ally. farther down the trail it alternates hot open sky rocky scrambles and overgrown wet brush you have to push through. But the brush is mostly thimble berries and huckleberries; and the rocky areas give amazing views of the mountain ridges. expect to hear the creek but not see much of it. I came back down splashing through the creek, which was a pain, but for me worth it.

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6 months ago

It was an amazing hike, about 2.5 miles to the falls, the trail forks on the top of the second rock edge cliff of the trail, go right and you will come to the falls threw some trees , if you follow google maps keeep driving til the road dead ends then the trailhead starts, absolutely beautiful views all over. Will go again.

Sat May 19 2018

Very nice hike, trail becomes steep quickly. We didn't see any bears.

Sat May 19 2018

very good trail! the lower falls are amazing right now!!

Tue Apr 24 2018

nice easy hike

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Sat Jul 15 2017

Need to have a tribal recreation permit to hike this trail, FYI.

Wed Jun 28 2017

Wow

Thu Aug 11 2016

It was a nice easy hike along the crow river

Mon Jul 27 2015

This is a delightful hike, and we did not encounter any bears. Beautiful waterfalls are found on a trail that branches to the right. There are no trail markers.

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Fri Jul 29 2011

We decided to take a hike in the Flathead National Forest, just west of us here in Polson, MT. Polson is located at the southern end of the Flathead Lake, which is pretty big. Forest information is here, and trail information here. We started down the trail under overcast conditions and it was about 62 degrees. About 15 minutes down the trail, which follows the Flathead River (raging white water) upstream, the sun started to come out. We passed rock falls and high peaks as the river passed between two very high mountain ridges. Lots of ground bushes and tall pines. About 25 minutes into the trail, as we were passing a blueberry patch, Barb yelled to me to stop because we had a bear. Sure enough, I looked up the hill and about 60 feet away, a grizzly stood up and looked at us. At first, Barb said it might be a brown bear, but it was tan with a black muzzle, just like you see in National Geographic: grizzly. We yelled and the bear retreated about 5 feet to a tall stump and stood higher, about 6' tall. We yelled and waved our arms and she retreated a little more, which is when we could hear the cub. Now, we're nervous. We slowly start back down the trail, partially backing away, because the books say 'do not run' (mostly because bears can run faster than you can). We could hear the bear bellowing for another 3-4 minutes, until we were around a bend in the trail and out of earshot. We spend the remainder of the the walk back down to the parking lot looking over our shoulder every few feet, but, fortunately, the bear did not follow. I think we'll invest in some bear spray and a cow bell for our walking sticks for future wilderness adventures.

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