Baker Lake

Conner, Montana

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This short and easy-to-follow route is a perennial favorite for hikers of all ages and persuasions. The trail provides access to a trio of beautiful subalpine lakes as well as an alternate—and arguably superior—approach route to nearby Trapper Peak (10,157 feet). This hikers-only trail is closed to all motorized and equestrian use. Please stay on the designated trail and refrain from camping and fishing along Fred Burr Creek until you reach public lands beyond a locked gate at the Bitterroot National Forest boundary.
Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

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Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness

by Scott Steinberg (Falcon Guides)

This short and easy-to-follow route is a perennial favorite for hikers of all ages and persuasions. The trail provides access to a trio of beautiful subalpine lakes as well as an alternate—and arguably superior—approach route to nearby Trapper Peak (10,157 feet).

This hikers-only trail is closed to all motorized and equestrian use. Please stay on the designated trail and refrain from camping and fishing along Fred Burr Creek until you reach public lands beyond a locked gate at the Bitterroot National Forest boundary.

©  Scott Steinberg/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Conner
Distance: 2.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2-3 hours
Season: Best from late July through September
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Bitterroot National Forest
Local Maps: USGS 7.5-minute series: Burnt Ridge, MT; Trapper Peak, MT
Driving Directions: Directions to Baker Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

7/14/2009
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The first 4.6 miles to Fred Burr Reservoir is like a walk in the park - basically a jeep trail that climbs about 1,000'. Cliffs rise up 2,000' to the north and the views are spectacular. Unfortunately, I was too early to make it much further than the W end of the reservoir due to high, fast, cold water that was difficult to cross and a trail that hadn't been cleared. That, plus another group tried the same trip in reverse and found a solid ice field on the pass that made the trail impassible. But the camp ground at the W end of the reservoir is nice and level. I had the place to myself for 4 days until 12 others came into camp late Friday. It was noisy and crowded so I headed down the next morning. Great fishing and swimming! Use a bear bag and bring your deet.



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