Trask Lakes via Rock Creek

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Trask Lakes via Rock Creek is a 15.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Deer Lodge, Montana that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from June until September.

DISTANCE
15.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2299 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 months ago

Warning! By July of 2017 the condition of Rock Creek Lake Road & Old Stage Road has really deteriorated. Definitely need a vehicle with higher clearance, 4WD. Also, as far as we could see, there is no access to the trailhead any more. The dam road is blocked by several large boulders & a new-looking wooden gate & fencing block the road on the other side of the dam. Disappointing after a stressful hour + drive from Deer Lodge (14 miles!). We walked along the road by the lake for a couple hours, which was nice, but we couldn't see any sign of a trail.

5 months ago

backpacking
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Awesome hike. Road getting there can be a little rough in spots, recommend bringing an SUV or truck for that extra ground clearance (my Subi Impreza did just fine though). Hike is nice and moderate, a little steep the last mile or so but it's worth it once you get to the lakes. Really gorgeous, lots of little lakes in the area you could probably spend a day or two just exploring. I regret not bringing my fly rod! The trout were feeding like crazy in the Trask lakes. Completed August 2016.

Monday, June 15, 2015

We did this as a backpacking overnighter. The first 2 miles are pretty swampy but after that it is only swampy in a couple of places. The lakes are gorgeous and no snow to mention left around the lakes. Several campsites to choose from.

Friday, June 12, 2015

went for a day hike very swampy but very beautiful

hiking
Sunday, June 07, 2015

Really beautiful spot! Just backpacked up to lower Trask lake for one night. It's decently snowy up there still but there are dry spots for a tent. The trail to get up there is prrrrretty swampy however, so if you're heading up, be prepared for soggy feet.

fishing
Monday, August 30, 2010

Great hike. Fishing was good for small cutthroat.Nice trail easy tofollow