Diamond and Cliff Lakes Trail

MODERATE 4 reviews
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Diamond and Cliff Lakes Trail is a 2.8 mile out and back trail located near Superior, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and nature trips and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.8 miles
643 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



nature trips

trail running


wild flowers


4 hours ago

17 days ago

As of June 2nd the road is covered in snow fields about 5 miles away from the trailhead. Still some awesome views. Hopefully the trailhead is accessible by July.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Gorgeous views all the way up the trail to the lake and on the way down. This trail started off easy and towards the top became steeper. There was areas of snow, which added to the fun of the hike.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The trail starts out pretty easy, going up and down the valley, but after awhile it quickly starts to incline and is covered with a lot of overgrown underbrush and you can't really see where you're stepping, so watch out for holes in the trail! Once you start to incline you have a beautiful view of the valley below and you can see why there are warning signs for Black and Grizzly bears. There are Elder Berry bushes everywhere and we encountered several fresh bear tracks further up the trail. The trail continues to incline, but at least the underbrush is decreased by the introduction of the heavy forest. There are several crossings of beautiful creeks with foot bridges and wooden steps. Upon arrival at the first lake, we were astonished at the beauty of the alpine country. The lake was set in a "bowl", surrounded by tall mountains. There was snow on all sides of the hills and we were up there at the end of August. There are only a couple of campsites to spend the night at, but it was well worth the trip.