Noisy Creek Notch Trail

moderate 22 reviews
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Noisy Creek Notch Trail is a 5.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bigfork, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1,325 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

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wild flowers

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5 months ago

It was raining in Glacier so we decided to do this hike instead. NOTE: you must drive down a 6 mile dirt road to get to the trailhead. We made it in a Prius V but there were a few areas where we thought the car might break. As long as you’re careful and drive slow and have a car that can handle a dirt road it should be fine. We went around the trail clockwise. The first half is along the side of a mountain, beautiful views. At one point you can even see Flathead Lake. The second part is through small ‘prairie’ fields and pine forests. There are wild Huckleberries that we ate along the way. It rained right before we started hiking so there weren’t many bugs, but I would suggest bringing bug spray if you’re bothered by bugs.

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6 months ago

This is not a real marked trail in the Jewel Basin. It’s a combination of existing trails to make a loop. We followed the all trails map clockwise. Up the mountain in the shade, up switchbacks and gradual incline. A few steep spots we had to use our hands to help up. Good view of the valley. The trail at the top goes on trail 7 through alpine meadows. They were beautiful but we didn’t enjoy them due to the horrible swarms of flies and bees attacking us the whole time (it was around noon at this point). No water for dogs. Bring a lot of water. We would not do this trail again, we would do one of the marked trails on the Jewel Basin map. Of note, this trail goes by twin lakes, which isn’t even on the all trails map. We didn’t even see the lake till we were several hundred feet above it. Use the Jewel lakes map. The area itself is beautiful, I just don’t think this loop takes full advantage of it.

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rocky
snow
7 months ago

Difficulty level is accurate- our group had people of all fitness levels and we completed the hike in about 3 hours. Beautiful and varied views, highly recommend this trail. Didn’t run into too many other hikers, saw a few dogs on the trail.

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rocky
snow
7 months ago

Great moderate hike with spectacular views. Lots of wild flowers and a little snow. Loved the mountain meadows. Got there around noon and parking was full. The hike took us 3 hours to complete.

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Wed Sep 12 2018

Beautiful views.

Sat Sep 08 2018

Beautiful trail...amazing wildflowers and some amazing views.

Wed Aug 08 2018

Cool and easy trail

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Sun Oct 01 2017

Bug spray and cover up for the flies! We did this hike in late July with the beargrass on full display.

Sat Jul 30 2016

Beautiful hike - spectacular wild flowers and great scenery - late July.

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recorded Recording - Aug 07 16:15

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