West Pine Creek #139

MODERATE 4 reviews

West Pine Creek #139 is a 12 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Livingston, Montana that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from April until October. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 12.0 miles Elevation Gain: 2,647 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

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forest

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wild flowers

wildlife

West Pine Creek is a trail through meadows and a burned forest with panoramic views of the Absaroka Mountains and Paradise Valley. The trail was rebuilt after the major 2001 Fridley Fire with newer sections in the more recent years. The first seven switchbacks are in a burned forest area. After entering the gate, the trail passes through meadows along with the ridge. At 2.7 miles, the second cairn will mark a good spot to stop and enjoy the views of the mountains and the valley. At the four-mile mark, the trail re-enters to the forest that both are burned and unburned areas. The rest of the trail is pretty rocky and deeper into the wilderness. The beauty of the burned trees can be quite stark and interesting. The trail ends at an intersection that meets the North Dry Divide #135 trail. West Pine Creek is also a prime habitat for bears and elk.

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