Louise Lake National Recreation Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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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. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.0 miles
1673 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash





10 months ago

Beautiful hike to Lake Louise. Moderately trafficked, well maintained trail. Total hike is 7.4 miles. Lots of nice campsites by the lake, we saw about 8 tents 7/29/17. Good fishing for Cut Throat trout.

10 months ago

Hike was extraordinary. Getting to the trailhead requires a 4 wheel drive vehicle with the clearance of a pickup or higher. Trail is easy to follow and terrain is easy enough even for young children to do. Lake offers spectacular shades of blue and is a must see

11 months ago

The trail information for this hike is out of date. The trail shown in the app is no longer being used and requires a wide creek crossing at the beginning. The new trailhead is 1/2 mile further up South Boulder Road #107 at Bismark Reservoir. The hike is closer to 8 miles out and back. The road is rutted and is peppered with rocks and boulders. High clearance vehicle is a must.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

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.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Easy hike with a little too flat for me switch backs. Great day hike with fishing and peak bagging opportunity.

Monday, August 03, 2015