Keyser Brown Lake is a 12.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Red Lodge, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length12.7 miElevation gain1,804 ftRoute typeOut & back
dog friendlyBackpackingCampingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlife
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Jami Howell
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A nice easy trail, probably took me about 4.5 hours to get there and back. Beautiful lake, lots of nice places to get down by the water, enjoyed the hike the whole way.

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Derek Lee
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Great hike.

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Kaylee Vandjelovic
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Great backpacking trip! Most people stop at Lost Lake, so we had the rest of the trail to ourselves and were the only ones at the lake. Did this last summer and would love to do again!

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Amy Carlson
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I did this hike today. Lots of traffic until Lost Lake (as usual) but past that I was all alone. Perfect day hike.

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Ezequiel Camacho
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Great trail. Actually 7 miles one way. Pretty busy at the lake. Would make a great basecamp too hit first or second rock lake.

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Robyn Fogle
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Great day hike! The pine trees offer shade most of the way and you hike along the water so there is plenty of water for pups. Very gradual incline on the way up - an easy "moderate" in my opinion. It is not marked, but you do go right to cross the bridge past the turn off for Lost Lake, and will see a trail marker for Keyser Brown on the left not too long after the bridge. Wide trail.

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Zak Czajkowski
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Trail was excellent! Well marked and a low grade elevation over the miles keep it pretty easy all the way to the lake! The last mile gets a little steeper but not bad at all! We completed this with our dog and had plenty of access to the river along the way! We clocked in at 13.3 miles

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Cameron Cooper
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The lake is about 14.5 miles round trip. Very beautiful

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David Platt
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if you only go up to Keyser Brown Lake, you're only experiencing the most boring part of the trail. It's just a bunch of pine trees with few views up to a medicore lake. If you're considering hiking in this area, I HIGHLY recommend extendng this trip all the way through Sundance Pass. Then you break through the treeline into the alpine area which is incredibly more beautiful and varied, and the view from the pass itself is phenomenal. September Morn Lake makes a good camping spot right before the treeline.

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Erik Fladmo
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about 7 mi out and back. Beautiful lake and scenery. Went there yesterday, the only downside was a lot of horse shit on the trail leading up to lost lake, pretty clear after that.

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Jeff Jansen
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great hike with gorgeous lake. first 4ish miles are easy and then the climb starts. not too bad but as an fyi most the climb in elevation is the last 2.5 miles.

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Steve Purcell
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Did this as part of a multi-day weekend trip, including Black Canyon lake. Trail to KB is on excellent shape. The first 4 miles are pretty easy, then it starts to climb and get a bit more difficult. Also, saw more people on this trail this weekend than I have in the past, however, most are going to Lost Lake.

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Toni Humphrey
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I did this hike yesterday. It is one of my favorites. Shaded practically the whole way, and plenty of access to the river all the way, which is great for thirsty dogs. The terrain is a tiny bit rocky/rooty in a few spots, but overall very easy to navigate. The elevation rises are generally gradual until very near the end. Had zero problems with mosquitos on the trail, and only slight ones near the lake. The lake is very marshy all around it, so not great for finding a spot to fish. I didn't measure time in, but time out was 2:16 with a day pack. Wonderful day hike.

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Dustin DeRennaux
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Trail is in good condition.

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Bethany Baker
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I camped there June 30th and it was pretty damp. Hard to find a good dry spot to tent. Bugs weren’t bad. Pretty quiet. No snow on the trail side of the lake. Some water on the trail, but wasn’t bad. Nice overall.

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Hi Melody
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Fucking beautiful

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Susannah Clark
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The day I hiked this trail (Tues, 8/21/2018) it was very foggy and there had been a lot of rain, so the creek was quite full. Fortunately the only crossing was on an excellent bridge! The trail is wide, excellently groomed, and runs alongside the creek most of the way. It’s a lovely wooded trail and if my views of the lake were socked in, I really didn’t mind — it was beautiful in an ethereal way. Did meet about 20 other hikers on the trail so even in gloomy weather it’s a busy place. My favorite was the woman with a bell on her pack accompanied by three energetic kids under the age of 10— I could barely hear the bell over the chatter of those kids so I doubt the bears will either!

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Kami Strong Bodine
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Great hike. Sign says 7 Miles to lake.

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Robyn Walter
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Kate Werlein
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Kate Werlein
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Jenni Carles
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Zach Nell
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Kaylee Grote
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Jeremy Vannatta
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Jeremy Vannatta
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Jen B
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Carissa Hiking
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Brandon Pearce
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Gerald Oyon Oyon
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