Our Lake From South Fork Teton Trailhead

moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow Star(83)
Lewis and Clark National Forest

Our Lake From South Fork Teton Trailhead is a 7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Choteau, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from July until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length7.0 miElevation gain1,512 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeSnow
Waypoints (0)
Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (84)
Photos (92)
Recordings (34)
Completed (157)
View user's profile page
Philippe Bierny
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarDecember 5, 2020
Hiking

Stunning trail. Incredible views. Got a little too dicey for us on a snow-covered scree field... Can’t wait to try it again in summer.

View Philippe's Recording
View user's profile page
Sarah Romanow
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 4, 2020
Hiking
View Sarah's Recording
View user's profile page
Arin Peters
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 3, 2020
HikingGreat!

awesome trail, very lightly trafficked, with a beautiful reward at the end. this is my second time hiking this trail and won't be the last

View user's profile page
Sarah Miles
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarOctober 1, 2020
HikingGreat!
View user's profile page
Jeramy Showers
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 18, 2020
Hiking

Loved it

View Jeramy's Recording
View user's profile page
Michael Bechtel
Gray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 6, 2020
HikingGreat!

Seeing the lake was well worth it! It was very busy though which I wasn't a fan of

View Michael's Recording
View user's profile page
Sarah Ryan
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarSeptember 5, 2020
HikingGreat!Rocky

Great trail, easy to follow, no down trees. The lake was great, and the moderate rating seems fitting. My only complaint is it’s high trafficked. I passed over 4 different groups going up and many other groups going down. Probably best done on a weekday!

View user's profile page
Barbora Hroncova
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 3, 2020
HikingGreat!

Amazing trail! Saw a couple people on the way up, and on the way down. But overall felt secluded. Views up at top were incredible! Loved it so much!

View user's profile page
Alexia Clark
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 24, 2020
HikingGreat!

It was an awesome, beautiful hike. It was a pretty moderate hike but the view at the top is so worth it

View user's profile page
Daniel Ballesta
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 19, 2020
Hiking

No words. Awesome!!

View Daniel's Recording
View user's profile page
Amanda Kirkham
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 9, 2020
Hiking

Really fantastic hike - second half becomes really beautiful with diverse terrain, wildflowers, and definitely the lake. Well worth the time spent and enough people are on trail to feel safe yet it isn’t crowded - may not see someone for quite a while. Take plenty of water especially if from down south and not used to elevation gains :), snacks, bear spray, and layers - quite windy at the top.

View user's profile page
Bradley Lancaster
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 3, 2020
Hiking

Please, Please, Please do not "cut" the switchbacks and try to go straight up or down. It causes erosion and destroys vegetation otherwise protected by the original trail. This is a wonderful hiking trail being destroyed by "cutting." Thank you.

View user's profile page
Caitlin Longhofer
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 31, 2020
Hiking

It was a tough hike for sure. I would say it's on the harder side of the "moderate" scale. Lots of switch backs but there's also a ton of cuts you can take straight up the mountain to cut them if you're up for the challenge. The flowers smell amazing and are along the entire hike. Both waterfalls are pretty extraordinary to see. The 2nd waterfall comes directly out of the lake, so when you're at the bottom, look up and get ready to climb! The lake itself is incredibly clear and looks like it gets pretty deep. You can definitely tell mountain goats enjoy it up there, too. Overall a challenging but gorgeous hike.also forgot to stop the recording until we were driving ;)

View Caitlin's Recording
View user's profile page
Donnalene McPartlin
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 29, 2020

We did this hike yesterday. there was shade and sun. The trail is not graded nicey, it is one bumpy trail. It starts out wide but shortly turns into a one person at a time trail. Lots of switchbacks going up the mountain. At one point your are like a mountain goat as you walk across the face of the mountain on a trail of rocks. Not pebbles, but rocks. This part of the trail is unrecognizable as a trail. Not for the faint of heart. I dont know how beautiful it was because i couldnt look up or out. I just kept my eyes on the rocks. 4 miles from the bottom to the waterfalls. And then all we could smell was a dead fish in the water. Lots of horseflies and bees at the waterfalls. We didnt make it to the lake. we had a good day because the 3 kids enjoyed themselves and the trail before the rocks went thru the trees and smelled good. The patchy shade and breeze was nice.

View user's profile page
Diana Walther
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 26, 2020
Hiking

This trail has it all. Lake, views, waterfalls, creek, woods, rocks... You won’t be disappointed. Just don’t forget your bear spray!

View user's profile page
Christina Neuman
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 19, 2020
Hiking

Absolutely beautiful hike. Nicely shaded on the switchbacks. Flowers are in full bloom, and scenic vantage points abound. Plenty of places to rest on the way up. Recommend starting by 9am for the hike up.... the forest canopy shades most of the sun, and the breeze is still cool. Have a sweatshirt for the lake as the wind can get chilly. The alpine lake is the perfect place to picnic and explore for awhile. We didn’t have enough luck to see Mountain Goats this time, but all of the fur stuck in the thickets proves they are frequent visitors to this haven. Cannot wait to plan our next trip!

View user's profile page
Jeff Padgett
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 18, 2020
HikingGreat!

I hiked this for the first time on 7/18/20. It is an outstanding hike that I would definitely do again. The trail is well maintained and graded nicely. Finding the correct trail is a bit confusing as there is no signage right at the trail head. We did it late in the day, so we had the lake to ourselves but we did encounter several parties on the way up. Judging by the excellent condition of the trail and the size of the parking area at the trail head, this trail gets lots of traffic, so if you are into solitude, you might want to plan for either an early morning or early evening hike. As you head upward, Rocky Mountain, which is the prominent mountain in the Rocky Mountain Front as you make your way to the trail head from Choteau, is constantly in view until you get relatively close to Our Lake. It gradually reveals itself more and more, as does the surrounding landscape with its beautiful flat topped rock formations. Ultimately, a large cliff begins to block out Rocky Mountain from the trail, indicating you are getting close to two waterfalls. The lower one is nice but the upper one is much nicer. The upper falls drains directly out of Our Lake, so you can see where your destination is. At the time of my visit, there was a large snow slide at the base of the upper falls, which my daughter and her boyfriend walked down to. The water had carved a tunnel through the snow patch so you could see upward through the large snow slide. The only steep part of the hike in my opinion is from the base of the upper falls to the top, but even this part is well maintained and not killer steep. Our Lake and the basin it sits in are beautiful. The lake looks like it is rather deep and drops away quickly from the shoreline. It is a beautiful aquamarine color. You can see the flat plains to the east from the lip of the falls. This is a hike that provides lots of varied visual snacks along the way, making it an excellent day hike.

View user's profile page
Kelle Alt
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 13, 2020
Hiking

Gorgeous, gorgeous area. The flowers were so vibrant along the hike. Trail was in great shape and it was easy to keep out party 10 together the entire time. Would do this one again for sure.

View user's profile page
Matt Reitz
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 6, 2020
Hiking

Really nice day hike and a perfect example of the Rocky Mountain front geology and ecosystems. I always like destination hikes and the lake and waterfalls are beautiful. It is a well traveled trail but even with 7 or 8 parties hiking, you are only with people moments at a time. Can be a little crowded at the lake but there is a good trail all around the lake so you can spread out. Mountain goats are very common to see.

View user's profile page
Jonathan Falks
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 4, 2020
Hiking

Beautiful hike, made it to the top with no real issues although there is still some snow starting around the falls. Don't miss this hike if your in the area!

View user's profile page
Tina Perkins
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 18, 2020
HikingSnow

Breathtaking hike. Moderate is an appropriate rating. The trail switchbacks all the way to the first sighting of the waterfall. Still snow on that last turn before you can see the waterfall.

View user's profile page
Joe D
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 15, 2020
HikingSnow

Very beautiful spot. We didn’t get all the way through because the final section of trail was blocked by snow. Recommend doing this in July August or September.

View user's profile page
Kent Balkenbusch
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 21, 2019
Hiking

I really enjoyed this hike. The waterfall and lake were stunning and the wildflowers were prolific. I got hit with 3 short afternoon thunderstorms on this hike which was cool to experience. The trail is in excellent condition. It steadily slopes upwards the entire way to the lake but it's doable for any hiker with average abilities. I think the moderate rating is fair. I only saw one other group of people on this hike. Took me just under 4 hours to complete.

View user's profile page
Kristy Riseden
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 23, 2019
Hiking

The ride through Choteau is beautiful. There is a pullover (7 miles, I think) before the trail that has a toilet and picnic area. You can wait till you get to the trailhead though; they have a toilet there, and campgrounds along the river. The trail sign at the road was missing, but you’ll know you’re on the right trail about 5 minutes into it when you see signs bolted onto a tree. During the entire hike, I only passed one group (two awesome ladies and their four dogs). Just when you get to the point of telling yourself “don’t think, just do it”, the next bend stops you in your tracks with stunning beauty. The lake is a gem and most definitely worth the hike! I was lucky, had the entire lake to myself. I did one last glance around before settling in by the water, and three mountain goats were coming into the lake from the trail -moments behind me. The mom came to within 10 feet of me, didn’t even notice me until I said something. I love solo hikes, and moments like this all to yourself are flat out magical. It was one of my favorite experiences, and one of my top U.S. hikes. This is definitely a spot to take friends who visit from out of state! The moderate rating is accurate. During a hot day you can easily go through 2L of water just getting to the lake. I would recommend 3L so that you can spend more time at the lake (unless you have a filter). If you have knee issues, bring a trekking pole for the hike back. There is a portion that’s just gravel and it slopes, so a pole will help.

View user's profile page
Jillian Greenaway
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 21, 2019
HikingRocky
View Jillian's Recording
View user's profile page
Seth Bounds
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 21, 2019
Hiking

Waterfalls were beautiful. Try to hike up the saddle behind the lake if you can - quite a great view.

View user's profile page
Brenda Costello
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 20, 2019
HikingSnow

We hiked this trail on 7/16. I carried my 11 month old in a baby Bjorne carrier. Including me it was 3 adult women and my 14 yr old daughter and 11 year old nephew were along as well. It took us about 4 hours to complete. The sites were breathtaking. Took bear spray, stayed together, kept noise level up. Saw no bears and very little wildlife. Wildflowers were beautiful. Streams/waterfalls/snow patches closer to top. Oh there is a “toilet” at the top as well!

View user's profile page
Roxxan McElroy
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 18, 2019
Hiking

Moderate great trail-Picnic table and toilet ~3 miles up. Beautiful majestic lake at the end. Would recommend

View user's profile page
Bethany Evans
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 17, 2019
Hiking

We hiked this trail yesterday and it was absolutely breathtaking! I would do this is a heartbeat all over again.

Showing results 1 - 29 of 84