Pintler Pass and Oreamnos Lake Via Hi Line Trail

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Pintler Pass and Oreamnos Lake Via Hi Line Trail is a 22.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Philipsburg, Montana that features a lake. The trail is only recommended for very experienced adventurers offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
22.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5725 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

forest

lake

views

backpacking
28 days ago

The entire Anaconda-Pintler loop is disappointing if you like glaciated peaks and rocky shore lakes to jump into. The passes are below timberline. The views come through acres of burned treestumps (thus, it's hot). To lake dump one has to wade through muck and grasses. The trail is wickedly not maintained: blowdowns to climb over, under, or around, slopping paths, unmarked junctions. Back to the Beartooths I go.