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15 days ago

Great trail for early hiking in the summer

2 months ago

Great trail. Easy hike. Caught a grayling!

3 months ago

Wonderful hike with a gorgeous lake at the end. Beautiful place for relaxing and taking a swim

3 months ago

It's a fairly dense walk in on a rocky trail. but once you get to the top it opens up to a beautiful lake! Easy hike in and out, even my 9 yo had no problems. Tons of fish up there too!

June 10th 2018.

You will not make it to the trail head without a 4x4 truck or Jeep. Stock 93 GMC 1500 did fine. Maybe an Outback would do it but you will be scraping on large rocks.

The trailhead has no signs or markings but it's easy to find.

The first half of the trail is wet but clear. there is a swampy area you have to walk around but the trail is easy enough to pick up again.

The 2nd half of the trail was dry and rocky. a few small downed trees, but not bad for such a remote trail.

The climb wasn't too bad. It's high elevation (7600ft) so I don't recommend going in early June like me unless the forecast is clear. Rain was forecasted but we woke up to 3" of snow.

Beautiful lake, at least 2 big sites with fire rings. I recommend it if your car can make it!

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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The entire Anaconda-Pintler loop is disappointing if you like glaciated peaks and rocky shore lakes to jump into. The passes are below timberline. The views come through acres of burned treestumps (thus, it's hot). To lake dump one has to wade through muck and grasses. The trail is wickedly not maintained: blowdowns to climb over, under, or around, slopping paths, unmarked junctions. Back to the Beartooths I go.

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