Doris Creek Trail

MODERATE 5 reviews
#22 of 35 trails in

Doris Creek Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kalispell, Montana that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1486 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

hiking

trail running

forest

views

snow

trail running
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

This is pretty much just a workout hike. no destination (lake, mt. view) per the description. At the end, the trail comes to a T intersection with no information where this leads. We passed hikers on our way down that said if you go right at the T for a mile and a half it leads to Jenny Lake and two small Doris Lakes for fishing. That would be useful information to include in the trail description, but that makes it about 5 miles one way to a lake, but at least you can camp and have a destination per se, rather than just a long uphill slog with little in the way of panoramic views. Lots of scat, but no bear/cat sightings. Some huckleberries. Would not do this hike again.

4 months ago

Monday, May 25, 2015

Roughly 5 miles out and back. Trail head is easy to get to and there's plenty of room to park. The trail starts off pretty wide and easy going then climbs. In May there was a lot of snow left but it was still pretty easy to make it to the top. Beautiful, definitely worth the trip.

Monday, May 18, 2015