North Kootenai Lake Via Kootenai Creek Trail

MODERATE 32 reviews

North Kootenai Lake Via Kootenai Creek Trail is a 19.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stevensville, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is best used from July until September.

19.5 miles
3927 feet
Out & Back




trail running




1 day ago

Decided to hike up to the lake and back in a day, and we defiantly bit off more than we could chew, but it is absolutely doable if you are in good shape and determined. Best for a 2-3 day outing. Good campsites along the way. Water from running streams and make is drinkable. Gorgeous views. Trail gets very hard to find at points after 6 miles. Several times it Crosses across streams or rock which can make it hard to follow.

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21 days ago

I did this a few years ago now. Beautiful hike although the end of the trail was not kept towards the end so to continue it needed some guessing to get to the lake. Also part of it was burnt which made it a little less scenic but should be growing back now.

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7 months ago

It was a very cold day for a hike (9 degrees), but the trail was beautiful hiking in the snow. The snow depth is minimal, with a couple of stretches of ice that warrants using cleats to be safe. I would also suggest taking hiking poles to provide additional balance going down hills. I made it to where the trail ascends to the lakes before turning around. The frozen waterfalls along the creek were amazing!

7 months ago

Only hiked the first four miles. Nice creek with plenty of spots to chill. Nice views of the surrounding canyon. Ended up stopping where I could see a peak at the very end of the valley. Looking forward actually making it to the lake.

9 months ago

Easy trail, great scenery and fishing was great after the first 4 miles.

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

Nice easy meander through beautiful vistas and scapes.

Sunday, April 10, 2016