Louise Lake National Recreation Trail is a 6 mile out and back trail located near Pony, Montana that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking.
4-Stars because the road getting to the trailhead is really bad. The hike itself offers a variety of scenery with fantastic vistas. The trail is well maintained and the lake is a stunning sapphire blue.
You'll need four wheel drive to get to the trailhead. Keep an eye out for a large variety of mushrooms! We saw all kinds. The views are amazing and the switchbacks make it an easy hike. We saw some people camped out at the lake and enjoying some fishing, it would be a great lake to spend a night or two..just remember to keep your food out of bears reach. If you want another hike in the area, I recommend Bell lake. It isn't on this website, so you'll have to look it up..it's a moderate to strenuous hike but worth it!! Potosi hot springs is also in the area. Enjoy!
Easy hike with a little too flat for me switch backs. Great day hike with fishing and peak bagging opportunity.