Twin Peak

Swan Lake, Montana

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This trail accesses the alpine ridges at the headwaters of Long Creek, after a long passage through the lowlands of the Upper Twin Creek drainage. The trail receives relatively light use, making it an ideal destination for those who seek solitude. From the trail’s beginning beside the Hungry Horse Reservoir East Side Road, the trail crosses a flat bench to reach the base of a steep hillside. The trail climbs across this grassy west-facing slope, then turns east to follow the valley of Upper Twin Creek. The trail passes in and out of a mixed forest, staying high above the level of the creek. The cliffs of Beacon Mountain rise above the trail to the northeast. The trail ascends gradually, crossing a wooded tableland at the foot of this peak, then continues eastward to reach a high overlook point above the creek. From this vantage point, the distant peaks along the Continental Divide can be seen along the horizon.
Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

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Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

This trail accesses the alpine ridges at the headwaters of Long Creek, after a long passage through the lowlands of the Upper Twin Creek drainage. The trail receives relatively light use, making it an ideal destination for those who seek solitude. From the trail’s beginning beside the Hungry Horse Reservoir East Side Road, the trail crosses a flat bench to reach the base of a steep hillside.

The trail climbs across this grassy west-facing slope, then turns east to follow the valley of Upper Twin Creek. The trail passes in and out of a mixed forest, staying high above the level of the creek. The cliffs of Beacon Mountain rise above the trail to the northeast. The trail ascends gradually, crossing a wooded tableland at the foot of this peak, then continues eastward to reach a high overlook point above the creek. From this vantage point, the distant peaks along the Continental Divide can be seen along the horizon.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Swan Lake
Distance: 21.6
Elevation Gain: 3,860 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Backpack
Season: Best July through September
Trailhead Elevation: 3,700 feet
Top Elevation: 6,640 feet
Local Contacts: Flathead National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Tin Creek, Spotted Bear Mountain, Horseshoe Peak
Driving Directions: Directions to Twin Peak

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