Fred Burr Reservoir is a 9.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Victor, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.
Easy day hike with minimal elevation gain. First two miles or so switches between a foot trail and a vehicle road. After that it just follows the vehicle road, though it's only open for foot travel. Last mile and a half it really opens up with nice views of the canyon. The reservoir itself was pretty low with a dusting of light snow and a nice little stream running (11-19-16). Overall very accessible for most people with some nice views.
We didn't hike too far due to time limits (2 miles in), but we did see some real beauty. Path travels along a rushing creek that was flowing more than I thought possible this time of year. We passed a sweet bridge that has an additional road that goes somewhere... The BRIDGE - There is a large HOLE in the middle of the bridge and with the rushing creek I'd watch little kids walking ahead of you!
I'd like to learn more of the road portion of the trail and who and when can use it... the hiking path crosses over and travels along the road for much of the first part of the hike. Look for blue markers. Some of the private property signs are misleading - makes you feel at times you've walked off trail, but you're good as long as the creek is to your right.
Look for a sign 1/2 mile past the bridge which directs hikers and horses to a path to the left off the road.
This is a sweet ride for mountain bikers of all skill levels, for it's wide open in most areas (first couple of miles for we didn't walk up the trail off the logging road) with relatively little incline/decline.
Very nice scenic trail with creek. Beautiful Fall foliage.
Very scenic easy trail. Great way to start out hiking season.
Nice wide trail with level to easy grade. Follows a creek with amazing views when you look up and around you. The first bit of this trail passes through private land so please respect the owners and stay on the trail. The reservoir is sometimes empty but was full today. There are lots of delicious berries along the path and a wide variety of birds to watch and listen to. This is a fairly heavily used trail and today I encountered 4 parties on horse back, several parties on foot and a buggy belonging to the Fred Burr Water Conservation District folks. Oh, and dogs. A leash is appropriate. A nice afternoon hike that took me three and a half hours to complete, from trailhead to the reservoir and back, with ample stops to eat berries and take photos. The weather can change quickly. Plan accordingly.
good easy hike warm lake good for kids. mau even be able to take a jogging stroller of u dont mind the sandy trail that may be tough to push ot in at times