Hellroaring Road to Hellroaring Reservoir

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Polson, Montana

Hellroaring Road to Hellroaring Reservoir is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Polson, Montana that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 649 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

lake

views

bugs

Please Note: Tribal Permit requirement.

hiking
icy
muddy
2 months ago

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

This is a nice little hike up to a beautiful reservoir. There are areas of snow and some icy stretches on the trail.

hiking
bugs
11 months ago

Trailhead is 1/4 mile up the road from coordinates listed, at brown metal gate. No trailhead signage. Easy trail conditions, mostly gentle grade. Pleasant small lake at top, dammed stream using rocks. Broken beer bottles reportedly on bottom of lake so wading is risky. Pleasant hills provide view at top. Lots of mosquitoes. Native Land requires purchase of a permit, available at WalMart for $19 per person for 3-day permit. Carry bear spray as bears are reported in the area. Keep dogs on leash.

ohv/off road driving
Wed Aug 22 2018

Nice trail but I would not recommend going for a dip in the lake. People have been smashing beer bottles in the lake resulting in my son who wanted to cool off slicing his foot on a broken bottle. What a shame!

hiking
Mon Jul 16 2018

Noticed a sign at trail, Tribal Conservation Permit required. A local hiker warned us about possibly getting a ticket. We weren’t aware of where to obtain one, so we took our chances with no encounters. Lovely, shaded, walk to the reservoir. A mother bear and cubs were sighted an hour earlier, but we didn’t see it. Bring bug spray, bear spray, permit. There is no official trail marker. Wouldn’t have found this without AllTrails. 3 stars because of permit requirement.

hiking
Fri Jun 08 2018

The trail is literally walking along the road up to the lake. As such, the first part of the trail is relatively boring, but you eventually get to nice views of the creek, and the lake at the end is pretty.

hiking
Sun May 27 2018

A nice walk along hellroaring creek. Take a shell as the weather changes dramatically in this area even in the summer. Oh and bear spray.. you will need to purchase an SKC tribal land use permit available at Wal Mart and many other local area retailers.

hiking
Thu Jul 05 2018

Thu Jun 28 2018