Snowshoe Peak

HARD 2 reviews

Snowshoe Peak is a 24.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located in the state of Montana that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
24.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
12060 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

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lake

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scramble

The Cabinet Mountain Wilderness offers some amazing scenic and wild hiking in Northwestern Montana. This particular route combines closed roads, trails, man-ways, cross country, and some technical hiking. The reward is traveling though two drainage to reach the highest point within the wilderness, Snowshoe Peak.

backpacking
1 month ago

I would say wait until late June or August to attempt this summit

hiking
3 months ago

One of my favorite peaks. Remote and beautiful. The scramble up to the saddle near Snowshoe lake should be graded class 4 climbing with a few lower 5th class moves (5.4). Leaving Snowshoe Lake, aim for the prominent gully and then follow the ridge to the summit.