Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Guide Book

by Scott Steinberg (Falcon Guides)
Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness  by Scott Steinberg

320pp/maps/elev charts/photos
ISBN: 0762770899

The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is a vast domain that encompasses over 2,000 square miles of rugged Idaho and Montana backcountry. In this completely revised and updated guidebook, detailed hike narratives, beautiful photos, and accurate maps guide you to the rushing waterfalls, rustic lookouts, high peaks, and steaming hot springs throughout this wilderness complex. With over 80 hikes covering access points in both Idaho and Montana, this definitive guidebook describes 600 miles of hikes in detail including all or portions of six forest service ranger districts in four national forests.

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Trails from the "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 81.
... Preview: At first glance, the trail to Bad Luck Mountain appears so short and insignificant that you might guess it to be boring. Not so. This ridgeline route is surprisingly rich in scenic value, traversing m ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Conner, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Bailey Lake offers pleasant Bitterroot fare—good fishing and aesthetics along the Bitterroot Divide—and is well within reach of most day hikers, including younger children. Though the trail itself i ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Hamilton, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This short and easy-to-follow route is a perennial favorite for hikers of all ages and persuasions. The trail provides access to a trio of beautiful subalpine lakes as well as an alternate—and arguabl ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Conner, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This trail follows an old dozer grade from the Bitterroot foothills to a sprawling reservoir cradled in the headwaters of Bass Creek. The hike has a good deal to offer in terms of scenic variety, even ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Florence, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 17
... Preview: With its whitewater cascades, towering granite battlements, and old-growth forests, the trail along Bear Creek easily qualifies as one of the most enjoyable stream-bottom hikes in the Bitterroots—and ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Victor, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 15.4
... Preview: This trail provides a modest day hike to the top of the prominent subsidiary ridge running southeast from Gash Point (8,886 feet). With views rivaling those from the higher Bitterroot peaks, the overl ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Victor, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This hike provides strenuous passage to a remote mountain outpost that—according to one veteran fire watchman—typically sees fewer than two dozen visitors each summer. Though not exceptionally high, ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Lolo, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 15
... Preview: This trail provides the shortest of three possible routes to the summit of Beaver Jack Mountain, an unassuming peak located in the southernmost reaches of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. A low-pro ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Conner, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 9.6
... Preview: This outstanding point-to-point hike twice crosses the Bitterroot Divide in what amounts to one of the more difficult—and scenically rewarding—Bitterroot treks. Its star attractions are the Big Creek ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Victor, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 27
... Preview: Big Sand Lake is hands-down the most popular day hike in the Elk Summit area. The lake—as popular a stopover for moose as for hikers—is seemingly one of the few places outside of a national park where ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Lolo, MT - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 15.4
... Preview: This trail showcases the majestic length of Blodgett Canyon, a hands-down favorite of many local hikers and the centerpiece of the many east-west canyons found along the western margin of the Bitterro ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Hamilton, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 23
... Preview: This short, well-maintained trail is suitable for hikers of all abilities. The route requires an unhurried forty-five-minute walk, crossing the crest of Romney Ridge to reach a collection of stony out ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Hamilton, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: Boulder Creek is the southernmost of the major Bitterroot River tributaries originating in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. Its beautiful lakes, colorful pocket meadows, tumbling waterfalls, and good ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Conner, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 19
... Preview: Boulder Point ranks as one of the Bitterroots’ most underrated day hikes. This steep route is in generally good repair, with only a few downed trees and a poorly defined segment atop School Point to c ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Conner, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: This lightly used trail makes a fine introduction to the 16,360-acre Burdette Creek roadless area west of Missoula. From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Lolo, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This fine day hike leads to a small mountain lake nestled among gray talus and green forest southwest of Hamilton. Although the route is maintained only as far as Camas Lake, a determined hiker may co ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Grantsdale, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: The first few miles of the Canyon Falls trail are typical—miles of heavy streambottom forest interspersed with talus and the occasional streamside diversion. The falls themselves do not possess the cl ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Hamilton, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.6
... Preview: This route follows a segment of the old Southern Nez Perce Trail south from Nez Perce Pass and east to the crest of Castle Rock (7,722 feet). Located within the 65,000- acre Blue Joint Wilderness Stud ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Conner, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.4
... Preview: This trail leads to a lovely group of lakes offering a choice of campsites, excellent fishing, and spectacular mountain scenery. The lakes are best suited for outings of two or three nights; indeed, a ... From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Darby, MT - Hiking - Trail Length: 12
... Preview: This hikers-only trail offers a leisurely stroll through a variety of forest types just above US 12 west of Powell. From the guidebook "Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
Kooskia, ID - Hiking - Trail Length: 1