Roaring Lion Creek

Grantsdale, Montana

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This lightly used out-and-back trail is without any obvious attractions or connections to other drainages. Over its length you encounter standard Bitterroot fare— a rushing mountain stream, extensive talus fields, lodgepole forest, and towering granite spurs—that is enjoyable in a general sense but not outstanding in any particular respect. Scattered campsites along its upper reaches offer streamside camping in decidedly isolated surroundings. This trail provides a short-length day hike to an attractive mountain lake overlooking a portion of the Bitterroot Valley near Victor. Due to heavy use and the relatively short distances involved, Glen Lake is a poor choice for backpacking and offers little satisfaction for those seeking true wilderness solitude. As an indication of just how popular this trail is, more than a dozen vehicles occupied the trailhead at the time of my June 28, 1998, visit.
Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

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Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

by Scott Steinberg (Falcon Guides)

This lightly used out-and-back trail is without any obvious attractions or connections to other drainages. Over its length you encounter standard Bitterroot fare— a rushing mountain stream, extensive talus fields, lodgepole forest, and towering granite spurs—that is enjoyable in a general sense but not outstanding in any particular respect. Scattered campsites along its upper reaches offer streamside camping in decidedly isolated surroundings.

This trail provides a short-length day hike to an attractive mountain lake overlooking a portion of the Bitterroot Valley near Victor. Due to heavy use and the relatively short distances involved, Glen Lake is a poor choice for backpacking and offers little satisfaction for those seeking true wilderness solitude. As an indication of just how popular this trail is, more than a dozen vehicles occupied the trailhead at the time of my June 28, 1998, visit.

©  Scott Steinberg/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Grantsdale
Distance: 15
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 7.5–9.0 hours
Season: Best from July through September
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-minute series: Hamilton South, MT; Tenmile Lake, MT-ID; Ward Mountain, MT
Driving Directions: Directions to Roaring Lion Creek

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