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Trail to Storm Lake is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Anaconda, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 498 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

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Walking

Bird watching

Forest

Lake

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Wild flowers

Snow

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Jason Reiling “cricket”
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Forget the road. If you have a capable 4wd you can get all the way to the lake. Once there you have a crystal clear Alpine lake with a peak in the background that is awesome. The actual trail is quite long and runs around the lake, through the pass, on to goat flats, and beyond. It is the most memorable trail I have ever done and I have done a lot of them Late September with a light, fresh snow, cold, and we saw nobody. The stretch from the pass to the flats along a ledge while looking into the valley and listening to the the wind in the pines below is a memory I will have forever I will never do this trail again for fear it will ruin the memory. This is my #1 recommended trail. Do it at any cost. Combine it with the beartooth Highway, which I feel the same way about. For reference, my #2 is the highline trail in glacier. To me, this is better.

Shelly P.
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This is such a beautiful lake and hike around it. If you read previous reviews they all comment on the road, and they are pretty true! You will travel for about 9 miles to get to the lake, and the road is rough. We parked about a mile and a half before the lake, even though we have a 4 wheel truck, the road was pretty bad , so we hiked the rest of the way. The lake was just pristine and great fishing. On a side note, someone mentioned parking at the bridge, there are 4 bridges, so if you want to park, wait until you get to the 4th bridge. It's still going to be at least a 2mile hike.

Michelle S
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Hiking

This is a beautiful hike. You can drive to the lake, but park at the bridge if you are in a low clearance vehicle and walk the road to the lake. In mid-July, there were so many wildflowers blooming, the water was crystal clear, and there were a few patches of snow still on the trail. It was just spectacular. Trails continue on beyond the lake, you can hike forever.

Kathy York
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HikingSnow

There are still quite a few snow patches to walk over on many of the switch backs. If you hike up to Storm Lake Pass you will encounter a large one near the pass. There were several long patches of snow covering the trail to hike to Goat Flats that blocked the trail.

Josh Stratton
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HikingSnow

Download this trail before heading up since there is no cell service (I use AT&T). The drive up to the trail is a little rough, so I would recommend using a 4x4 or AWD car. The actual trail is around the lake. The views are amazing and worth the trouble of getting up.

Maria Renee
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Hiking

This is just a road up to storm lake. The real hike begins once you hike around the lake.... But for sake of review, I wouldn’t bother hiking this unless your car can’t make it on the terrible last mile of the road. You definitely need AWD, if you have great clearance (Subaru Outback and above) or a Jeep/truck. And it will be slow going....it’s a single lane dirt road with boulders and holes all over. The Nissan Rogue we drove couldn’t make it, so we hiked the last mile to storm lake, then the 8 mile round-trip up to Goat Flats. Now the hike from the lake? Honestly one of my favorites I’ve ever done. GORGEOUS mountain and lake views, lots of wildlife, and leading to a high mountain meadow. Worth the hike up to the lake and beyond. Meets up with the CDT so you can hike forever if you’d want to. Storm lake itself is pristine, clear, and full of fish. Areas to camp all around. Would be great for kayaking or canoeing. Very cold even in July, but refreshing to swim in after hiking above the lake.

Kari T
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Hiked up to Storm Lake pass... awesome hike and beautiful view! Middle of October and about 6 inches of heavy snow on the trail.

Dana Pepper
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Great hike with my eight year old to a beautiful lake. Downfall to this hike is that you can drive to the lake.

Juhienah Khalaf
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Mike Tacchella
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Lori Ann De Haan
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Aito Steele
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Lori Ann De Haan
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Brian Monaco
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Denise M.
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stephan mota
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Perry P.
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Lynn R.
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Perry P.
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Tyler Verlanic
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Brian Pilcher
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Martha Logue
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Kristen Sodervick
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Niki Hibbert
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WHITNEY CURTIS
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