The Swan Crest Trail

Swan Lake, Montana

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The Swan Crest hike runs the length of the northern Swan Range, from Inspiration Point in the south to Sixmile Mountain in the north. It remains in alpine and subalpine habitats above 6,000 feet for most of its length. Although the overall change in altitude along the trail is never great, the trail is constantly climbing or descending, sometimes quite steeply. Snow lingers through June in some of the higher saddles along the trail, and the route is faint in spots between Inspiration Pass and the Gildart Lakes.
Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

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Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

The Swan Crest hike runs the length of the northern Swan Range, from Inspiration Point in the south to Sixmile Mountain in the north. It remains in alpine and subalpine habitats above 6,000 feet for most of its length.

Although the overall change in altitude along the trail is never great, the trail is constantly climbing or descending, sometimes quite steeply. Snow lingers through June in some of the higher saddles along the trail, and the route is faint in spots between Inspiration Pass and the Gildart Lakes.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Swan Lake
Distance: 47
Elevation Gain: 6,338 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: Backpack
Season: Best July through September
Trailhead Elevation: 6,300 feet
Top Elevation: 7,630 feet
Local Contacts: Flathead National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Thunderbolt Mountain, Connor Creek, Swan Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to The Swan Crest Trail

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8/21/2006
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Wonderful scenic trail for advanced beginners up. Great loop ride of 20 miles if you so intend.



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