Island Lake Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
#18 of 31 trails in

Island Lake Trail is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Fishtail, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.3 miles
390 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly



fly fishing


nature trips


trail running

cross country skiing





20 days ago

This Island Lake Trail depicted is on private land and should not be in this app. The lake itself is not on private land, but right on the border between the ranch and USFS. There is another route from the northwest, available on topo maps, all on public land and you will be legal.

1 month ago

I'm a little confused... we planned to do this hike, and used the Directions tab above. This led us to the entrance to Island Lake Ranch Road, which is private, gated, and according to their neighbors, has been closed to the public for decades. Looking at the AllTrails map, there is no other access to this trailhead than this ranch road. Perhaps other reviewers knew the owners or confused this lake with another? Please clarify. Thanks.

2 months ago

I loved the views! Saw lots of wildflowers and an elk, the road up is rough definitely a jeep, truck of off-road vehicle needed to get the the trail head. Once you're there the hike is easy! Great fishing too, there's a little canoe that stays at the lake

Friday, June 17, 2016

Absolutely beautiful! Some parts are pretty intense but totally worth it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Monday, August 31, 2015

Nice hike with good fishing. Option to continue along trail to Silver Lake or bush-wack along Huckleberry Creek to Huckleberry, Princes, or Avalanche Lake (none for faint of heart). Have gotten to lake on snowshoes but would not recommend to beginners.

Friday, August 21, 2015

fly fishing
Friday, August 21, 2015

Easy as pie!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Beautiful!! Trail terrain is constantly changing and keeping you guessing whats coming up next.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

great place to go from mystic lake less people too