The South Fork of Birch Creek

Dupuyer, Montana

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This trail runs up the rugged valley of the Birch Creek’s South Fork, an open, windswept basin rimmed with towering peaks. It also provides the most direct access to Gateway Pass, which leads into the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Flathead.
Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

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Hiking Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness

by Erik Molvar (Falcon Guides)

This trail runs up the rugged valley of the Birch Creek’s South Fork, an open, windswept basin rimmed with towering peaks. It also provides the most direct access to Gateway Pass, which leads into the headwaters of the Middle Fork of the Flathead.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Dupuyer
Distance: 23.2
Elevation Gain: 2,843 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: Backpack
Season: Best July through September
Trailhead Elevation: 4,800 feet
Top Elevation: 6,478 feet
Local Contacts: Rocky Mountain Ranger District, Lewis and Clark National Forest, Bob Marshall Wilderness
Local Maps: USGS Fish Lake, Swift Reservoir, Gateway Pass
Driving Directions: Directions to The South Fork of Birch Creek

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Apr 2018