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Beautiful, well maintained trail system. The “refrigerator effect” from the rapids is refreshing for the first mile, and there’s some great lookouts when you leave the river bank a few miles in.

Good trail with a great payoff at the top. Especially good for hikers who need a shorter trail with a big incentive ( like your friend or family member that’s newer to hiking)

Great fairly easy hike. The trail had some muddy spots still but that's probably mostly due to horse traffic and a wet spring.

Beautiful hike!

hiking
1 month ago

A wonderful easy hike for a day trip! Bring a hammock and hike straight up to the top past where the trail ends and there is a lot of awesome spots! One of my weekend favorites.

hiking
1 month ago

Good easy trail to the overlook, but climbing to the top really pays off. No trail to the top so you have to find your own.

I would like to start out by saying this is a really nice hike but when you get to the lake which seems to be more of a wide spot in the river kind of a disappointment but otherwise the views are awesome and the hike was fairly easy I’m way out of shape but the trail was marked and not to bad the hike back is way less hard the going in

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail to an impressive waterfall. Trail easy to find roads in all paved so no issues and trail dry

great starter trail

hiking
2 months ago

My five year old and 2 dogs hiked this today. We got there early so only saw a few people. This trail was perfect for a kid, especially with the payoff of the waterfall at the end!

hiking
3 months ago

Super easy hike. Quick trip for something to do while camping. Waterfall is beautiful! Trail is for all ages.

Enjoyed hiking this trail with family. Pretty easy hike. There is part of the hike where the hill is steep for a little bit, but not terrible! Gorgeous nature views, and the lake is breathtaking!

hiking
4 months ago

Good little hike! Great views and beautiful waterfall!

horseback riding
8 months ago

I've done this horseback and on foot, one of my favorite places. I love it up there. can be a very busy trail but I think its worth it. It's a nice hike, I see kids doing it regulary.

hiking
10 months ago

backpacking
10 months ago

Spent two nights near the top of the lake back in late May. Runoff was killer and we had to go off trail several times because the trail was underneath the water. several fallen trees over the trail. great views, would be better later in the season with trail maintenance and runoff down

Very beautiful hike!

This trail gave me and my girlfriend some amazing views it was awesome! Do recommend

backpacking
Monday, July 10, 2017

Great hike for a family with kids.

Monday, July 03, 2017

It's a great starter trail for anyone! beautiful veiws and very comfortable to hike or run.

hiking
Monday, July 03, 2017

Beautiful waterfall, especially in late spring/early summer when the snow melt is high. Very easy trail, well worth the drive.

From the trailhead sign to the waterfall overlook, it is 1 mile. Although the trail terminates at the overlook, it is possible to climb up to the top of the falls. There is no trial, so this would be climbing the rocks and such. Wear appropriate shoes.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Great hike, the scenery is breathtaking along the rapids as well as throughout the whole trail. If you can appreciate the simple things like wildflowers and butterflies.

backpacking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

This was a beautiful hike with great scenery especially the white water rapids of the stillwater river. There was many wildlife to look at and be aware of including grizzlies. The scenery was fantastic however the "lake" had some left to be desired. It was more of a wide river. The lake was not inspiring like other similar Montana hikes. If you want to see a cool lake, I would highly recommend elk lake, lost lake or mystic lake. A good hike nonetheless. Bring bear spray! 3.5 in is the "lake".

This trail was beautiful. Wildflowers most of the way with great views of the mountains. Plan on mud though since the tails do cross a few streams. Took three kids and besides the three year old they were able to keep up and really enjoyed it. It's a well maintained path.

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Trail doesn't follow some of the best views of the lower falls

hiking
Sunday, May 07, 2017

Moderately hard trail, a lot of up and down. Beautiful beginning and end but the middle was a little boring. The lake is more of just a wide space in the river, but beautiful down the valley

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Great easy trail. Pretty level the whole way with beautiful scenery. Great early season hike, as it's low altitude.

walking
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Love this trail! It s beautiful right when you start. I first took this hike when my son was 2 and he is now 4. Very easy to walk even with him on my back.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Nice hike....great for a family to do. Lots of features.

hiking
Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Love this hike! Not very hard and not very long. Beautiful

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