East Rosebud Trail to Elk Lake

EASY 42 reviews
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East Rosebud Trail to Elk Lake is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Roscoe, Montana that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
935 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

23 days ago

Beyond gorgeous hike!! The views were amazing. There was a fair amount of snow today for the last 3/4 of a mile to the lake. With the seasons changing, hiking boots and warm socks are recommended. Sneakers might not cut it!

hiking
29 days ago

Such a great hike. Incredibly beautiful and a wonderful was to spend 2-3 hours. Great spots for photos. It's uphill to the lake but it's pretty gradual and not difficult. Trail is well maintained. The road going in used to be rough but it was graded and is now a breeze.

hiking
1 month ago

Hike here or die knowing you missed out. The most beautiful trail from beginning to end, with very little difficulty.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful. Felt so good to soak our feet in the gorgeous lake.

hiking
1 month ago

One of the most beautiful hikes you will ever go on. Just loved it.
Gravel road to get there. Trail well marked easy to follow. Anyone in decent shape can do. Being bear bells and or spray.
We went to the far end of the lake, 8 mile round trip. Elevation not difficult, flatlanders can do.
It was stunning and remote and perfect. We saw no other people the whole time.

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3 months ago

Really pretty hike, not very difficult so great for a day hike! Differing views along the way! Over spring break I tried to hike it but a mile away from the lake we couldn't get past the snow. Would recommend only in summer unless you have snowshoes!

3 months ago

Lovely hike. Very diverse terrain, and the lake is breathtaking. ♡

3 months ago

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4 months ago

For a shorter hike this is by far my favorite. The views are stunning and always the possibility to see wildlife. The road going out to Rosebud lake is precarious at times and slow cautious driving is recommended; my 2wd car did make it out there however. Highly recommend for a day hike!

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Easy hike with a lot of wildlife along the way.
Will continue to come back.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Awesome hike. Easy. There were parts of the road that were rough but I've been on many worse. Several mentioned seeing moose but we didn't see any.