Boulder Point and Boulder Lake

Missoula, Montana

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Boulder Point is perched atop 7,293-foot cliffs in the Gold Creek area of the Upper Rattlesnake Wilderness. Boulder Point was the site of a fire lookout until 2003, when the Mineral/Primm Fire reduced it to a few charred remains. From this summit is a spectacular view of Boulder Lake, the Gold Creek drainage, and a view across the forested wilderness to the Mission Mountains. Past the point, the trail continues steeply down the cliffs to Boulder Lake. This 1 09-acre alpine lake is the largest among more than 30 lakes in the Rattlesnake Wilderness. The lake sits in a forested cirque and is the source of Gold Creek, a tributary of the Blackfoot River.
Day Hikes around Missoula, Montana

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Day Hikes around Missoula, Montana

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

Boulder Point is perched atop 7,293-foot cliffs in the Gold Creek area of the Upper Rattlesnake Wilderness. Boulder Point was the site of a fire lookout until 2003, when the Mineral/Primm Fire reduced it to a few charred remains. From this summit is a spectacular view of Boulder Lake, the Gold Creek drainage, and a view across the forested wilderness to the Mission Mountains.

Past the point, the trail continues steeply down the cliffs to Boulder Lake. This 1 09-acre alpine lake is the largest among more than 30 lakes in the Rattlesnake Wilderness. The lake sits in a forested cirque and is the source of Gold Creek, a tributary of the Blackfoot River.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Missoula
Distance: 10
Trail Type: Shuttle
Duration: 6 hours
Season: Year-Round
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Wapiti Lake
Driving Directions: Directions to Boulder Point and Boulder Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

8/15/2009
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This hike up to a ridge that runs north-south was a good walk even in a sporadic rain/slet storm that blew threw in the middle. Once you reach the ridge, it is really up to you to go as far as you care. That said, the views are minimal and don't change too much as you hike.



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