Lady of the Lake

Billings, Montana

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An easy day hike or overnighter to a picturesque and accessible forested lake, a great trip for families with small children. Lady of the Lake is an ideal choice for an easy day hike or overnighter with small children. Besides being a short hike, the weather isn’t as critical as it is at the higher elevations. Set off down Trail 31. Unfortunately, you might have to get your feet wet immediately upon starting this trip.The bridge over Fisher Creek washed out years ago, and until late in the year, the stream carries too much water to ford without wading. After Fisher Creek, the trail goes by a small inholding with a cabin then heads down a well-maintained, forest-lined trail to Lady of the Lake. The Forest Service sign says 1 mile to the lake, but it’s probably more like 1.5 miles.
Hiking Montana

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Hiking Montana

by Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider (Falcon Guides)

An easy day hike or overnighter to a picturesque and accessible forested lake, a great trip for families with small children. Lady of the Lake is an ideal choice for an easy day hike or overnighter with small children. Besides being a short hike, the weather isn’t as critical as it is at the higher
elevations. Set off down Trail 31.

Unfortunately, you might have to get your feet wet immediately upon starting this trip.The bridge over Fisher Creek washed out years ago, and until late in the year, the stream carries too much water to ford without wading. After Fisher Creek, the trail goes by a small inholding with a cabin then heads down a well-maintained, forest-lined trail to Lady of the Lake. The Forest Service sign says 1 mile to the lake, but it’s probably more like 1.5 miles.

©  Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Billings
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1
Season: July through September
Local Contacts: Gallatin National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Cooke City
Driving Directions: Directions to Lady of the Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

7/14/2001
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This is a dry weather trail but we did it after a rain and came out following horse traffic. Very heavy clay soil in the Clay Butte area--dah! made the going very tough. My 2oth trip and the mud over a certain rock caused a knee injury which may not allow future trips but a beauty to be injured on. I got out 7 miles from Swede Lake by going around and over towards Lonesome Lake and Mountain. The Alpine scenery and travel was not difficult for a painful injury to a knee. Do it again. Good fishing too, especially at Martin and Swede.



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