Willow Creek Falls

Augusta, Montana

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This trail offers a pleasant day hike through aspen-bordered parklands, with views of spectacular reefs along the way and a striking series of waterfalls at the end of the hike. The trail begins by following the fence around the Rising Ranch, and soon makes its way to an ankle-deep ford of Willow Creek. A bottomland meadow leads up to an old road grade, where the path climbs heartily to an elevated, grassy bench. Magnificent views of the reefs can be had as the trail climbs beside the fenceline.
Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

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Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

This trail offers a pleasant day hike through aspen-bordered parklands, with views of spectacular reefs along the way and a striking series of waterfalls at the end of the hike. The trail begins by following the fence around the Rising Ranch, and soon makes its way to an ankle-deep ford of Willow Creek.

A bottomland meadow leads up to an old road grade, where the path climbs heartily to an elevated, grassy bench. Magnificent views of the reefs can be had as the trail climbs beside the fenceline.

©  Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Augusta
Distance: 3.2
Elevation Gain: 760 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike
Season: Best July through September
Trailhead Elevation: 5,300 feet
Top Elevation: 6,100 feet
Local Contacts: Lewis and Clark National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Double Falls, Wood Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Willow Creek Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

9/24/2016
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Nice little hike with stunning views all around. The fall colors are pretty, we were up in late September. It had rained previous to our hike, which made for a bit of a muddy, slippery time of it, heavy use of pack animals contributes to the ruts in the trail. Gooder bang for your mileage though, would recommend.


11/9/2008
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A quick hike with stunning vistas of the plains. The 600' climb over the length of the trail will make you breath deeply if you are out of shape. But overall this trail is a nice 1 hour diversion. We only hiked to the falls. There is a grove of Aspens about a .5 mile into the hike that would be beautiful when the leaves are changing. Multi-use trail with evidence of extensive horse traffic. Especially during hunting season. We were not sure about passing through the gate with the car to park at the trail head. But we did a quick recon and realized that the trail head parking is behind the metal gate.



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