Council Grove State Park

Missoula, Montana

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Council Grove State Park marks the location of the July 1 6, 1 855 council between Isaac Stevens (Governor of Indian Affairs) and the Salish (Flathead), Kootenai, and the Pend d’ Orielle (Kalispel) Indians. The council resulted in the signing of the Hellgate Treaty, which created the Flathead Reservation in the Jocko and Mission Valleys. The reluctant tribes relinquished their 1 2 million acres of ancestral lands—almost all of their land in Western Montana— for the 1.25-million acre Flathead Reservation. The Salish were removed from the Bitterroot Valley.
Day Hikes around Missoula, Montana

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Day Hikes around Missoula, Montana

by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)

Council Grove State Park marks the location of the July 1 6, 1 855 council between Isaac Stevens (Governor of Indian Affairs) and the Salish (Flathead), Kootenai, and the Pend d’ Orielle (Kalispel) Indians. The council resulted in the signing of the Hellgate Treaty, which created the Flathead Reservation in the Jocko and Mission Valleys.

The reluctant tribes relinquished their 1 2 million acres of ancestral lands—almost all of their land in Western Montana— for the 1.25-million acre Flathead Reservation. The Salish were removed from the Bitterroot Valley.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Missoula
Distance: 1
Trail Type: Shuttle
Duration: 40 minutes
Season: Year-Round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: U.S.G.S. Primrose
Driving Directions: Directions to Council Grove State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

1/30/2010
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Took a hike up to the falls this morning, nice trail! It was ice covered due to others packing it, but that is typical of winter hiking. Very gradual incline. Can't wait to do it in the summer and go farther up


11/17/2007
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Easy, very scenic hike to an impressive set of waterfalls.


6/22/2005
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This well maintained trail has been one of the biggest treats of my hiking in the Bitterroot. The visual variety, from boulder fields to streamside forest to rocky prominences, provides an enjoyable, engaging hike that will delight you. The falls are an absolutly inspiring destination, suitable for a picnic lunch or dinner. It provides an easily reachable respite when you only have a few hours.



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Apr 2018