Day Hikes around Missoula, Montana
by Robert Stone (Day Hike Books)
© Robert Stone/Day Hike Books. All Rights Reserved.
The road up to the trail parking was smooth for a gravel road and suited to passenger cars. Trail traffic was light to moderate. Only about 4 cars at the trail parking when we arrived at about 11am on Saturday. The walk in was 1/2 mile on easy trail through scenic forest. The lake water was crystal clear. There were about 5 fisherman in float tubes bobbing about. Osprey and Bald Eagles were fishing and fighting over their catch while loons called out from the distance. Take the trail around the lake for outstanding views of the surrounding mountain ranges. Very pretty. There were a few campsites around the lake that would be well suited for a very easy overnight backpack. We thoroughly enjoyed this hike that had surprisingly little visitation. We enjoyed this short hike much more than the nearby Morrell Lake and Falls.
Easy walk, quick, simple, nobody there - perfect. Road to the lake ribbony, take it slow.
Who would believe you can still drive (4WD) to the trailhead to ice fish at this time of year. But that may change with the snow that fell today, although its starting to rain so that may cancel out this snow (or maybe its just snowing more up there).
Sign in/up to upload photos.
Keep Me Informed
Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.
We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.