Heart and Pearl Lakes Trail

EASY 26 reviews
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Heart and Pearl Lakes Trail is a 7.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Superior, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1650 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

44 minutes ago

It’s not really an “Easy” hike, but fun! Beautiful and great for dogs!

hiking
9 days ago

Hiked this trail Oct 12th, snowing all the way in & about a foot at the lake but it was open. So fun to hike in snow again. I agree with other reviewers....this should be rated moderate. Will come back in the summer!

hiking
22 days ago

Very nice hike. I did it late in the day so the sun was preventing dramatic pictures of the mountains behind the lake. I would suggest doing this earlier in the day. I might increase the rating to 'moderate' though. It wasn't hard but was definitely more challenging than the Bear Creek Overlook trail which is rated 'moderate' on here.

hiking
26 days ago

Super mellow hike, get there in the morning for reflection pictures off the water!

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

Backpacked to Heart Lake 7/7/17. it was my 6th trip or so. Hike is moderate & soooo well worth it in every way. The lake & surrounding mountains are breathtaking but you won't see the mountains or meadow unless you hike to the far end of the lake. New bridges are in & we had no issues with the trail whatsoever. Set up camp & explored a bit then hiked up to Pearl Lake. At Heart Lake we had a herd of 9 mountain goats that were nearly too close for comfort at times.

hiking
3 months ago

Went on 6/19/17 and trail still intermittently muddy. I would say this isn't an easy hike for backpackers, rather moderate. I also believe in some maps it is 2 miles in, but my guess is over 3. We weren't able to make it to the lakes at this time, due to snow pack and fallen bridges. We did cross two streams and had to take shoes off. When we came to the third, we decided we weren't prepared to hike in snow and continue to cross rapid streams. However, it was absolutely gorgeous! We didn't see any big wild life or humans. I highly recommend this hike, but be prepared for the season or late season.

hiking
3 months ago

Did the trail yesterday, Friday 6 23 17. Trail was great. One bridge just down from the lake was out. Bring water shoes to cross it or remove your boots and go barefoot. Lots of water and snow still on trail but completely navigable. Huckleberries already green on the bushes. Snow pack on top of the mountain at the end of the lake appears to be around 10 feet. Pritseen and beautiful and great day to hike. Note the wood stock the mules brought in to rebuild several of the bridges.

3 months ago

Beautiful.

3 months ago

backpacking
4 months ago

As of 6.5.17 there is still a massive amount of snow... had to camp a mile up the trail, cant even get to the lake right now. Also, the directions on this are horrible. It will take you on a back road for 20 miles. Get off on exit 47 instead of 55.
Overall, I would recommend hiking or backpacking this trail for at least another month!

Monday, September 26, 2016

beautiful hike on a fall day!!#

Monday, September 05, 2016

backpacking
Thursday, September 01, 2016

Absolutely beautiful- popular trail but not crowded

backpacking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

love this area of Lo lo! Another route to take is the Stateline trail, from hoo doo pass. Take lots of water for there is none on the ridge route. Dalton lake is a great place too; a few miles father in. Lots of mountain goats, and the huckleberry are awesome this year!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Super easy, well maintained trail with quite the payoff at the end. Many great campsites around Heart Lake, and excellent views of the surrounding area. The fishing in the lake is great, and we saw 4 mountain goats on the first day. If you feel like putting in an easy day, this is a good hike for you.

backpacking
Saturday, August 13, 2016

Beautiful trail, went all the way to Dalton Lake. The trail is a good balance of steep climbs and rolling meadows. Don't forget the sunscreen!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

This trail is awesome, scenery and lake are beautiful, but it is crowded on the weekends. And DO NOT FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS THIS APP GIVES YOU. Best way to the lake is to go to superior then go up trout creek road. Not that back way that this app will send you.

backpacking
Thursday, June 30, 2016

Backpacked in on an early June weekend and was very impressed. 3 miles to the lake. Incredible opening season backpack trip or for a first timer. Although there are campsites right when you get to the lake (trail goes right through them) it is in your best interest to continue along the left side to the back corner of the lake. Plenty of sites with much more seclusion. NOTE: campfire wood is harder to come by.

Short day hike up to Pearl and Diamond Lakes do not disappoint either. There are sites by both of them as well and much quieter.