Explore the most popular dog friendly trails near Red Lodge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Great hike, pretty much an uphill slog with lots of views. We only went in about 4.5 miles to a nice plateau area, had lunch and returned to the trail head

fun hike, cool lake and lots of wildlife.
we were charged at by a moose so bring bear spray

Great, easy hike! Good for kids in the 7-13 range.

Great hike. Not too difficult, not too easy. Very steady incline all the way up, only had to stop once on the way to the top. I've read that there's some confusion as to where the turnoff to Lost Lake is, just look for a tree that's been cut and on top of the cut is a little rock cairn. Turn left there and it's about another 1/4 to 1/2 mile. I'll share a picture for reference.

Great hike good fishing at September morn

Great trail conditions. Wildlife and campsite is great!

Pretty trail and views. Very rocky, need shoes or boots if taking horses.

15 days ago

This is a great hike, with exceptional views of the valley that is a super short drive to get to. It is 1/4 mile on the right, after you turn on to West Fork Road. The trailhead is not well marked and it only has room for a handful of cars...but it is a nice day hike. Give it a go!

backpacking
21 days ago

Spectacular hike! Camped at September lake and hiked up to the pass in the morning. A great challenge; all the elevation gain is at the end

backpacking
22 days ago

Really enjoyed this hike. Took my eight year old boy on an overnight hike. Both of us did well. Trail was well maintained and beautiful.

Alltrails has this listed as an easy trail. I would say it's at least moderate. The high elevation and distance are a challenge. It's a beautiful hike and definitely worth the trip.

Moderate. Not easy. Brought water filter and filled up on creek at about mile 3. Beautiful views

backpacking
1 month ago

Great hike. Definitely going back to check out all the lakes. There was a lot of traffic!

This is my favorite trail but the incline is grueling. Takes me about 1:45 to get to the top. I just hiked it yesterday and I think I’m good for the rest of the summer.

great hike ♡ a little longer hike for a day hike but nice gradual incline so it's very enjoyable on the way up and down. the lake was stunning and peacful. I highly recommend it and will go again.

Good views with a Good trail for beginners. We will go again

The lake itself is just a short walk away from the campground and has a great fire pit. I wasn’t able to do the whole loop due to time constraints but the views and wildflowers were wonderful! I hope to head back later in the summer and do the whole trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Great starter hike for our lazy pups. Beautiful wildflowers at the trailhead of loop one.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail is great! A steep incline most of the way, but if you take it easy, you’ll have no problem getting to the top.

There’s a great little look out point before you make the final turn to head toward what it says is the end of the trail. A great place for a snack or some lunch or pictures.

But we learned what this trail says is the “end” is just in the middle of the trail. It keeps going on and on. We didn’t venture too far past that because we had some friends with us and a bit of a time crunch. So we went 2 miles out, and turned around to come back.

Not sure if the trail is part of a much longer one or what, but the “end” could really be that lookout point.

What a nice and easy trail to hike!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail, runs along the river the whole time! Even got to see a moose! As stated earlier, poor trail markers. First 4 Miles were clear of snow, last mile still had a lot of snow on it, which made finding the turn off to the lake impossible. The view from the bridge was awesome!

fishing
2 months ago

Great for kids. Good fishing. Pretty views if you go off the trail and up into the woods. Bathrooms and nice benches to just relax and enjoy nature

hiking
2 months ago

The trail description should be updated because the trail now goes all the way to the parking lot at Red Lodge Mountain.

The new, improved trail makes it a great hike, albeit a longer one.

great trail, for every level!!

We plan on returning with the kids. Great walk. Dog friendly. Very easy.

backpacking
5 months ago

This is one of my favorite backpacking trips. Not very difficult. I spent 3 days doing this out and back because it was so beautiful. Day 1, I drove to the Lake Ford Trailhead from Great Falls, MT and immediately hit the trail. I found this trail to be a steady up-hill most of the way. I ended up spending my first night at Keyser Brown lake, in a nice open meadow next to the lake. Day 2 I made the short trip up to September Morn lake and once again made camp for the night. After setting up camp, I took the switchback trail up to Sundance Pass. Amazing views...absolutely incredible. Pictures do not do this trip justice. That night, after returning to camp, a furious thunderstorm blew through. The thunder really booms and echos off the mountain walls surrounding September Morn...and the hail that came down was a sight to see. Day 3 I woke up early and started the hike back to the Lake Fork Trailhead...I believe it was just about 10 miles from September Morn. I encountered more hail on my way out. Overall, it was a great 3 day trip. I loved camping next to the lakes. The elevation wasn't too challenging. I'll upload some pictures from my trip. This is a PERFECT beginner backpacker trip. Highly recommend this.

This is one of the better hikes I've been on. The views are stunning and well worth hiking the steep incline. Once you hit the plateau, you don't want to leave!

Snowline was around 8k feet.
(Side note: I wasn't able to record my entire hike; my phone battery went dead)

walking
10 months ago

pretty, restrooms, parking, short walk but nice little lake

hiking
10 months ago

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