Middle Fork Deer Creek Trail

Missoula, Montana

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Deer Creek, a tributary of the Clark Fork of the Columbia River, flows through the Lolo National Forest east of Mount Sentinel and Pattee Canyon. Three tributaries flow into Deer Creek at its headwaters. This hike follows the Middle Fork of Deer Creek where it merges with the West Fork. The lush trail follows a regenerated logging road and heads upstream in a pristine forested drainage that is rich with wildflowers.
Day Hikes around Missoula, Montana

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Day Hikes around Missoula, Montana

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

Deer Creek, a tributary of the Clark Fork of the Columbia River, flows through the Lolo National Forest east of Mount Sentinel and Pattee Canyon.

Three tributaries flow into Deer Creek at its headwaters. This hike follows the Middle Fork of Deer Creek where it merges with the West Fork. The lush trail follows a regenerated logging road and heads upstream in a pristine forested drainage that is rich with wildflowers.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Missoula
Distance: 2.2
Trail Type: Shuttle
Duration: 1.25 hours
Season: Year-Round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Southeast Missoula
Driving Directions: Directions to Middle Fork Deer Creek Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

10/3/2009
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This is a great early morning trip to go sit in the natural hot springs. We got to middle of the three hot springs about 9:30 am on a Saturday and had the valley to ourselves. By 10:30 we had four couples changing and jumping in the pool with us. We continued on the trail until the Bear Mountain Cut Off. Earlier is better. As we returned through the hot spring area at 3:00pm all the pools were full.


4/10/2006
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We came here in a weekday and were the only ones enjoying for hours of the incomparable scenery and the rise of the stars and the moon as it went dark... unforgettably wild experience!



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Apr 2018