East Rosebud Trail to Elk Lake via the Beaten Path

MODERATE 36 reviews
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East Rosebud Trail to Elk Lake via the Beaten Path is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Roscoe, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. 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

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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1 month 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!

1 month ago

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

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2 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!

2 months ago

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2 months ago

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

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11 months ago

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.

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11 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! Will definitely be doing again!

11 months ago

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11 months ago

Great short easy hike with very scenic views! I didn't see much wildlife, but the waterfalls and the lakes were amazing enough. A must do for Montana hikes! If you can walk through the mall for a few hours, then this hike will be easy and totally worth it!

11 months ago

Dirt road to the trailhead was well groomed, easy access. Nice easy trail, gorgeous lake, saw a couple of moose on the lake.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Hiked this trail with my 4 and 6 year old with minimal whining! They loved the lake... So clear and fun to play in. Worst part of the whole trip was E Rosebud Lake Road... That has to be one of the worst roads to drive on! Other than that beautiful hike, easy enough for young kids... It did get a little long for them but they were very pleased they didn't give up!

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

This was a nice trail, with wild raspberries & huckleberries along the way. The highlight for me was seeing two moose about a mile up the trail. We stopped at a lookout rock to look over the lake & they were just emerging from the pines at the lake's edge.