Lupine Lake Trail

MODERATE 20 reviews
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Lupine Lake Trail is a 4.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Kalispell, Montana that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

4.9 miles
1,017 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly





mountain biking

trail running




1 month ago

felt longer than it was. aside from steep downhill beginning, mostly gradual up and down. lots of timber, so no views from trail. fished, no luck. couple campsites & fire rings next to lake. pretty lake. would be good for a trail bike too.

2 months ago

Was a fun fairly easy hike . Some cool views of the little waterfall if you climb down a little ways . Lots of up and downs but not very steep. Not much parking but wasn’t too busy, ran into a couple people. Lots of dogs both on and off leash. Lots and lots of mosquitoes, bring bug spray! And finally once you get to the lake there is a nice little sitting area someone has made out of logs with a little fire pit if you’d like to have a picnic once you get there.

2 months ago

We took our three dogs on this hike. Our GPS measured 2.38 miles from the trailhead to the big rocks at the lake, so the total distance estimate is spot on. We averaged about 22 minute miles on the way out, which is primarily uphill. About .75 miles in on the trail is the log bridge you see in the photos. Our dogs had no trouble crossing. There are two other stream crossings that have rocks for step stones but are only a few inches deep. We crossed two groups on the way out. One had been fishing and caught some cutthroat. There is no real shoreline though so you have to fish from rocks or take waders. On the return trip the last half mile is straight uphill but not bad. I'd say the trail is overall easy with some moderate parts on the elevation sections. We saw some birds and skunk fur but no other animals. Great hike, well marked trailhead, room for at least 8 cars to park.

7 months ago

Perfect little day hike. Lots to see along the way. In the fall the colors are amazing and it's not very crowded.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Pretty trail, moderate difficulty. Lake is beautiful and has great fishing. I take my out of town family here every visit.

Monday, June 26, 2017

This is a great day hike and some good fishing to boot.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Great trail, pretty lake.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Great Family Hike..

horseback riding
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

We have taken horses in here many times. Busy trail with hikers, mountain bikes and dirt bikes. Everyone has always been respectful of our stock. Easy trail, only takes about an hour to get to the lake on horseback. There are a few spots along the lake to have lunch or go fishing. No hitching rails at the lake. Very limited parking at the trailhead.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Great hike with some steep terrain but levels out in between. Quiet lake and Beautiful canyon waterfalls. We mapped at 6 miles round trip. Do yourself a favor and come in on the west side. Way way shorter and almost all pavement.

mountain biking
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Good trail that connects Griffin Creek Rd (FR 538) and Ashley Mnt (FR 9763). Most people come in from the west (Griffin Creek) and return the same way. It is roughly 7 miles from end-to-end and came be done as a shuttle. The lake itself has great fishing but is better accessed with a float tube. This trail is moderately used by stock, dirt bikers, mountain bikers, and hikers alike.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nice short ( 2.75 one way) hike to great fishing lake. Nice canyon with waterfall. Otherwise very limited views due to forest .

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