Hall Lake Trail is a 8.2 mile out and back trail located near Bigfork, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and nature trips and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length8.2 miElevation gain2,572 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingRunningForestLakeViewsWildlifeOver grown
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Andrew Lee
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HikingBlowdownOver grown

Lots of downed trees

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ed battleson
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BackpackingOver grown

Solid trail, a bit overgrown and dewy. Got soaking wet from the bushes and the creek crossing. Huckleberries were everywhere starting after the 2nd mile, around the creek. Bring bear spray, though we didn't see any. Nice camp at the lake if you want to overnight it and another trail "Alpine no. 7" that we didn't follow. 3hrs up 2hrs back with plenty of stops for huckleberry snacks. Second week of August.

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Kelly Sizer
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Hiking

Good hike, fairly overgrown in some places but tractable. AllTrails map doesn’t line up right at beginning near stream crossing. You’ll cross over much earlier

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Justin Mailman
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Hiking

Awesome trail. Very diverse landscapes as you start in a battlefield of fallen trees. Then you encounter dense forest as you travel along a stream and eventually cross it. In time you walk across some pretty cool rock and start the trek up to some more dense forest until you encounter the lake. The only bummer is, as with a lot of high mountain lakes, access was pretty limited to actually get down into the lake. Lots of brush- and the bugs were swarming on the lake. The fish love it up there though, as they were greeting us with leaps of joy out of the water. Fun hike. Little longer than advertised- I believe this trail is closer to 9 miles in and out, maybe a tad more.

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Mike Tacchella
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WalkingBlowdownOver grown

Only made it in a mile. It was very overgrown

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Tim Thompson
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Hiking

Nice trail, creek at 1 mile is running high, no way to cross without getting wet. Ok views, trail head is further up the road than Alltrails showed.

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Louie Currier
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HikingBlowdown

We are from out of state in the Midwest. We didn’t finish because we came to a creek that we assumed most of the time was shallow enough to walk through, although when we went in early June, it was too high and fast to get through. Neat trail, could be challenging for some. We saw no wildlife. Some trees over path but most had small paths made to get around them. Would definitely want to come back and try to finish!

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Erik Lesko
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HikingBlowdown

Great day hike. Gradient is moderate until you hit the switchbacks about 3/4 of the way up where it becomes much steeper. Views are fantastic although for the first half of the trail you are in the forest. Saw lots of tracks including bear and elk. The 1/2 mile sign near Hall Lake is correct. There is a fork there that we recognized on our way out. Some blowdown along trail but you can get around easily and the trail is well defined. No bears thankfully, but grouse and turkeys were present

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J Sa
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HikingMuddyOver grown

Cool trail although not well maintained. Path easy to follow but lots of plants to walk through. Cools views of the Swan lake and Hall lake very pretty. We did not see anyone else. Felt pretty wild but we only saw one big elk, no bears. 2h15 to reach the lake, 1h55 to come back down.

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Monica Schultz
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Hiking

To get to road leading to trail, turn east off HWY 83 on Lenby Lane just north of the Laughing Horse. Lenby Lane is marked but hard to see from the highway. It takes you to Hall Lake Trailhead. Trail vegetation is close to the trail and in some cases covers it so it’s hard to see where you’re going. Otherwise pretty trail with very forgiving terrain that gently ascends. Trail sign 1/2 mile from Lake confusing. Continue straight despite what sign says. Arrows are off. Lake was nice- you can’t really get close to it but sitting on the logs on the far shore provides a good view.

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David Goode
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Hiking

Really enjoyed this hike with the fam (wife and 14 y.o. daughter). Was challenging, secluded, and beautiful. Definitely add to your list.

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Katy Teare
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Hiking

Wonderful hike overlooking Swan Lake. There are a few trees down on the trail however the trail is still accessible. The trail is moderate with great views. Perfect for dogs.

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Russell Campbell
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for those people who are not in great shape or from the East Coast this is not a moderate Trail. beautiful wildflowers are in bloom at the present time.

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Lincoln Bauer
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Pretty clear of snow now, except for the drop down to the lake. Streams are pretty full, you'll probably get wet. Moose (at the lake) and bear signs, but didn't see any perps. Quite a few trees over the trail, but nothing unmanageable.

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Kita Murdock
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This is an amazing hike. We didn’t see a single person but saw wild turkeys, deer and a bald eagle. A nice variety of hiking in the trees but then coming out up top to incredible views of Swan Lake and then getting to see Hall Lake. Note that the directions are a bit off though. You need to keep driving for another mile or so up the dirt road and will come to a trailhead dirt parking lot.

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Gene Kopitzke
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K G
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Mark Ensio
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Denis Schaffer
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Michael Huber
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Brendan Hickman
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donald Plank
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Lil Lil Lepton
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Matthew Johnson
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