Blacktail Creek

Augusta, Montana

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This trail follows a wooded gulch, providing direct and relatively easy access to the South Fork of Deep Creek and connections to the Cabin Creek and Biggs Creek trails. Ultimately, the reef to the west is broken by a tributary stream, guarded by rocky portals. The main trail continues north through a bottomland forest of lodgepole pine and Douglas fir. Two avalanche slopes afford views of the reef to the west, and before long the path makes an ankle-deep ford of Blacktail Creek. On the east bank is a picturesque meadow, and high peaks can be glimpsed through the treetops as the trail visits a second clearing.
Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

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Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

This trail follows a wooded gulch, providing direct and relatively easy access to the South Fork of Deep Creek and connections to the Cabin Creek and Biggs Creek trails. Ultimately, the reef to the west is broken by a tributary stream, guarded by rocky portals.

The main trail continues north through a bottomland forest of lodgepole pine and Douglas fir. Two avalanche slopes afford views of the reef to the west, and before long the path makes an ankle-deep ford of Blacktail Creek. On the east bank is a picturesque meadow, and high peaks can be glimpsed through the treetops as the trail visits a second clearing.

©  Erik Molvar/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Augusta
Distance: 18.6
Elevation Gain: 2,300 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Day hike or backpack
Season: Best July through September
Trailhead Elevation: 4,500 feet
Top Elevation: 6,900 feet
Local Contacts: Lewis and Clark National Forest
Local Maps: USGS Patricks Basin, Arsenic Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Blacktail Creek

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