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This is a great afternoon walk with access to some really great fishing spots.

This is a nice lakeside park, with excellent beach access for small watercraft.

Cross the dam and follow the signs for the public access trail. It’s been a year since my last hike and this felt more moderate to me. Very scenic and enjoyable hike nonetheless.

Did this hike today. Easy hike with scenic views the whole way

9 months ago

absolutely beautiful Trail! Would highly recommend!

Spectacular views of the Missouri River. There were lots of fly fisherman out on a misty morning and were enjoyable to watch. I was a bit appalled by the garbage left by other hikers, they seem to think the fenced in area near the dam in a dump.

Beautiful scenery, very rocky once you get to the top and make sure you go in the ice caves on the back side! Gorgeous! And my dog really loved getting to cool down in the ice caves before heading back, definitely bring bear spray and we had a couple run ins in this area!

Monday, October 03, 2016

Did some early morning fishing at this wonderfully beautiful lake. Caught a ton of trout! Very pretty!

We did Warm Creek to Pebble Creek Camp ground 9/9/16. We had a group of 7. The scenery was excellent. We did not see any animals, but we were clapping and making noise for bear safety. The creek crossings were easy. There was always a way to cross so you could avoid wet feet if you are agile. One person in our group did not feel like doing a 12 mile hike so he drove around checking out the park and picked us up at the Pebble Creek campground. The hike took 6 hours. We stopped for about a 15 min lunch and several time to take pictures. The trail was not crowded like other parts of the park we only saw 4 other people on the 12 mile trail. If you cant do the shuttle thing I would park at Warm Creek and hike up to that first meadow and then hike through the meadow to the first creek crossing this was the best scenery. The trail is very clearly marked and maintained we never had confusion about where to go. I highly recommend this hike.

trail was moderately difficult. but the view from the top of the ridge and the ice caves were well worth the effort!

Superb views and challenging terrain. the waterfall and Ice Caves are worth the leg burning hike. Crystal waterfall is 3 1/2 miles roughly from either trail head. Ice caves are a bit over 5 miles from the trailhead located just outside of Crystal Lakes day use area.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

How are there no pictures of this? I was here for the Spartan Sprint Race and wow this was amazing, the only thing prettier is...well...the faces of several un-named friends. All of which would probably gladly make the hike with me (and drive)to catch some pictures of this area. The trail I was on for the sprint is a local mountain bike/hiking/climbing trail of beginner to mid level adventurer. In this local Kalispell is the closest thing that resembles actual city, Bigfork is a North west Mountain town church or four, Bar or two and eatery...Coming out of Kalispell on 82 I think it is check out the flea market, lots of prospecting gear. Beautiful views of Glacier, this is all right along the gateway. well worth the hours of driving.

This trail was wonderful and beautiful day hike. We planned 2 cars for a one way hike, starting at the trail head at the Warm Creek Picnic area close to the northeast park entrance and picking up at the pebble creek campground. The first mile or so is very steep uphill and the remainder is an easy downhill or meadow path. Good hiking boots with waterproofing worked wonders on the many creek crossings. Bear spray and being aware of your surroundings is a must, at the time I went on this trail they recommended at least 3 people and preferred groups of 5 for safety. If you are like me and tend to stop and take a lot of pictures make sure to bring lots of water and snacks to keep you going till the end!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Dont forget to pack your water shoes! There are stream crossings along the Pebble Creek Trail. The most scenic part is the upper meadows and after a good ascent, the closest access to this area is from the Warm Creek trailhead. However, where should your turn around point be? Provided that you have a vehicle parked at the other trailhead, the entire length is enjoyable. Additionally, most of the hikes I've done in Yellowstone were with only one other person. On the day I hiked Pebble Creek, I had the benefit of feeling quite safe in a group with several companions especially when a section of the trail cut though a dense stand of willows. In areas of low visibility, announce your presence to any bears that may be near by making some extra noise.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Plenty of room to fish here. This is one of my family favorites