Lolo Peak is a 11.1 mile out and back trail located near Lolo, Montana that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and cross country skiing and is best used from May until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4,169 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

cross country skiing

hiking

forest

lake

views

rocky

scramble

snow

hiking
4 months ago

This is not 9.4 miles. It is closer to 13, if you go to South Lolo Peak (the named one on this app and Google maps). The initial route shown is not to either Lolo Peak (North Lolo or South Lolo).

Once you get to the vista point, you can continue down to the lake, only if you want to scramble up the face of North Lolo Peak. Which is rather rough. There is a trail that heads west, above the lake but it is not marked, as of 9/16/18.

Once up top of N. Lolo Peak, there are great views of Missoula and Frenchtown. Atop S. Lolo Peak, there are peaks for days. Gorgeous views.

trail running
4 months ago

Seeing this area the year after a major burn is wild. The trail currently still has a lot of ash and fallen logs, but it’s still gorgeous.

For reference on directions, Mormon Creak Road and Mormon Peak Road or two completely different things. To access this, drive about 3 miles west on highway 12 and turn left on Mormon Peak Road. Drive all the way up and you’ll find the trailhead.

FYI the final climb to the top of the peak is a bit tricky. If your ready for a major adventure, you can handle it though.

hiking
4 months ago

The best and nicest FSR I've driven up. From the Mormon Rd Bridge it is exactly 8.2 miles. The trail is open but this trail goes thru a sever burn area. Might not want to do it on a windy day. Trail is full of shiny pyrite flecks. Nice trail Recommend

4 months ago

GPS route via Mormon Creek Road is inaccurate, you need to take HWY 12 route. 8/25/18, trail is open and accessible.

5 months ago

Two important things to know:

1) the trail is CLOSED as of September 2017. It was still closed per a sign at the trailhead on July 28 2018. This is not listed on the USFS website for some reason.

2) as some others have noted, your GPS will take you to a dead end of private land with no access to the trailhead. Directions to the trailhead are: take highway 12 form Lolo West 3 miles to FS road #612 (signs for Mormon Creek). Proceed 8 miles up Forest Road #612 up to the trailhead

Will try again some other time!

hiking
Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Steady uphill that takes you down to the bottom of the peak makes for a fun challenge but once you reach the summit, there are so many lakes in sight and such beauty. Was an all day hike, a day well spent!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Lots of snow! Great hike, we cut down to the lake and added some extra time on. Was well worth it!

Saturday, June 11, 2016

had to trek through some snow on the way up but the trail was in great shape and beautiful views. Will try and make it to the peak next time

Sunday, June 05, 2016

There was a lot of snow still so I didn't make it all the way to the lake but it was still a very good hike.

Monday, June 15, 2015

A great hike! Loved the subalpine larch and views!

hiking
Friday, January 20, 2012

I've been here a few times. Very pretty hike. The trail leads to a lake which has a good view of the peak. There is no trail beyond the lake however. Bushwhacking is required if you want to get to the very top, which I learned can turn into an interesting and physically challenging adventure. When you reach the top though, the spectacular views make it all worth while. This trip took us about 7 hours, with a 40 minute break for lunch.

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Friday, November 04, 2016

hiking
Saturday, October 19, 2013