Tin Cup Creek

Darby, Montana

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This trail provides access to Tin Cup Lake, a huge blue body nestled below the Bitterroot Divide, and serves as an entryway into the immense White Cap Creek drainage. The drainage—perhaps most notable as having the deepest canyon in the Bitterroot Range—is also among the more scenic choices beyond its lowermost several miles. The long-abandoned Kerlee Lake Trail (501) offers a challenging side trip to a pair of subalpine lakes in a splendid isolated setting.
Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

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Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

by Scott Steinberg (Falcon Guides)

This trail provides access to Tin Cup Lake, a huge blue body nestled below the Bitterroot Divide, and serves as an entryway into the immense White Cap Creek drainage.

The drainage—perhaps most notable as having the deepest canyon in the Bitterroot Range—is also among the more scenic choices beyond its lowermost several miles. The long-abandoned Kerlee Lake Trail (501) offers a challenging side trip to a pair of subalpine lakes in a splendid isolated setting.

©  Scott Steinberg/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Darby
Distance: 22
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 10.0–11.0 hours
Season: Best from late July through September
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Bitterroot National Forest
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-minute series: Como Peaks, MT; Tin Cup Lake, ID-MT; Trapper Peak, MT
Driving Directions: Directions to Tin Cup Creek

Recent Trail Reviews

8/2/2005
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We were going to hike this trail, but locals we met on the Big Creek trail prior to the fork recommended against even day hiking it. We were told it was impassable, even for a day hiker, due to avalanches and blowdowns. The one local who thought it might be passable had not hiked it in a few years, but warned that the trail was very marshy, muddy and buggy with a lot of trees to climb over.



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