Reservation Divide East Trail to Cha-paa-qn Peak is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Frenchtown, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

7.3 miles
1,994 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly




wild flowers



From Interstate 90, 23 miles west of Missoula, take Ninemile exit 82 and head north three miles to the Nine Mile Ranger Station (turn right onto Remount Rd before the Ninemile House Bar, follow signs.) At the Ninemile Ranger Station, continue on Edith Peak Road (FS# 476) for approximately 10 miles to the Reservation Divide boundary. [Stay right (straight) at the left turn to "Squaw Peak trailhead"] A large parking area is available on the left and the trailhead starts here.

4 months ago

Drove a long way up a really rough road. After a half a mile hike, the trail was under water in a few areas. We ended up driving the opposite way we came and stumbled on a momma bear with 3 cubs and then saw a beautiful elk in velvet.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Could be the best view within 25 miles of Missoula. The drive sucks. Easy grade at the beginning of the trail, followed by more incline about 1-1.5 miles in. Not many views along the way. Large talus rocks the final 300yards to the summit made for very slow going at the end. Outstanding 360 degree views at the top.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

If taking the 707 trail, be aware that there are many downed trees. The first mile is very difficult to get through, with many downed trees and brush. After the first mile, the trail is not as bad, and the trip to the top by the sign is beautiful, with snow on the ground. Many pika and squirrel sightings, along with fresh bear poo on the ground.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sunday, July 27, 2014