Saint Paul Lake Trail is a 7.1 mile out and back trail located near Noxon, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from July until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
From the trail head, you hike through this lovely moss covered fairy land, accompanied by the sound of rushing water. There are many places where you have to cross small creeks, one large one that then goes up to the lake. It is a beautiful day. We did the hike July 11, 2016.
Cool hike beneath old growth forest along roaring creeks. Mostly uphill. Don't get messed up when you come to the creek directly in front of you a few miles in. Take the big log across and continue up the hill. The vegetation encroaches on the trail for a ways. We thought the lake was to the right and wasted a lot of time thinking it was through the brush. Just stay on the trail and it will start switchbacking up steeply. Crest the ridge and enjoy a lovely lake with a huge peak and beautiful waterfalls at it's end. The trail seems to have had a lot of work done recently with many new bridges of creeks and wet areas.