Coquina Lake

Hamilton, Montana

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Perhaps as a precautionary measure against overuse, most forest maps omit the spur trail to Coquina Lake—but on the ground it is clearly recognizable. The round-trip makes a lovely day hike and is well suited for folks looking for a pleasant outing with good scenic value and fishing. Don’t expect much overnight solitude; a dozen tents may occupy campsites here on any given summer weekend. Berthed in the evening shade of 8,984-foot Castle Crag, the lakes of Sheafman Creek reside in relative anonymity 10 miles northwest of Hamilton. The entire trail is pack-animal accessible and well suited for either a full day excursion or an easy overnight trip. In fact, the only real hazards are four wet crossings of Sheafman Creek; these fords remain negotiable during spells of high water, although in late June the current is swift and frigid enough to discourage any misstep.
Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

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Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

by Scott Steinberg (Falcon Guides)

Perhaps as a precautionary measure against overuse, most forest maps omit the spur trail to Coquina Lake—but on the ground it is clearly recognizable. The round-trip makes a lovely day hike and is well suited for folks looking for a pleasant outing with good scenic value and fishing. Don’t expect much overnight solitude; a dozen tents may occupy campsites here on any given summer weekend.

Berthed in the evening shade of 8,984-foot Castle Crag, the lakes of Sheafman Creek reside in relative anonymity 10 miles northwest of Hamilton. The entire trail is pack-animal accessible and well suited for either a full day excursion or an easy overnight trip. In fact, the only real hazards are four wet crossings of Sheafman Creek; these fords remain negotiable during spells of high water, although in late June the current is swift and frigid enough to discourage any misstep.

©  Scott Steinberg/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Hamilton
Distance: 5.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 3.0–4.0 hours
Season: Best from late July through September
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Bitterroot National Forest
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-minute series: El Capitan, MT-ID
Driving Directions: Directions to Coquina Lake

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