Fred Burr Reservoir

EASY 23 reviews
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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

9.7 miles
1079 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly


horseback riding



12 days ago

Beautiful hike we camped for the night! Trail was dry almost all way but right before you get to the reservoir the creek was overflowing... only about 8 inches deep if that but there were logs and walking sticks to get over it though... pics have been posted too

19 days ago

Great experience for my first time overnight backpacking. Nice wide trail most of the way, we had to wade across some over flow (below knee deep) just before reaching the reservoir . The reservoir has very clear water and beautiful surrounding views. Limited camping spots but we had a grand time.

20 days ago

beautiful trail I couldn't get to the reservoir yesterday though due to flooding

1 month ago

This trail was mostly great all around. Didn’t run into any snow, but some flooding over trail. The only problem I have with the trail is that to get down to the road, the first .6 ish miles are a strep downhill. This isn’t bad until you’re at the end of 9 miles and then have to go up. Other than that, the view is worth it!! BEAUTIFUL!

3 months ago

Love this trail for an any time hike. there was about 6 inches of snow this time and lots of opportunity for beautiful pictures. We went about 3 miles in and hiked out in the dark. Trailer is well marked with no issue finding our way out.

3 months ago

loved the hike. great views.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

very flat and beautiful views, the creek was really high which made it exciting

Saturday, November 19, 2016

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.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

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.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Very nice scenic trail with creek. Beautiful Fall foliage.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Very scenic easy trail. Great way to start out hiking season.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

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.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

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

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