Hub Lake

De Borgia, Montana

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A quick weekend trip with easy access off Interstate 90, the 3-mile trail to Hub Lake begins as a pleasant stroll through a grove of ancient cedars. Then it does some serious climbing as it follows Ward Creek and crosses other small creeks to a couple of small campsites at the lake. Hikers have the options of following the trail farther, climbing to excellent viewpoints at Ward or Eagle Peaks. Trail 262 follows Ward Creek about 1.2 miles up to the junction with Hazel-Hub Lake Trail 280. About 0.2 mile before the junction, however, listen for Ward Creek’s 60-foot cascade down Dipper Falls. The trail is fairly gentle for the next mile to a 100-foot spur trail heading south to Hazel Lake. This lake holds fish, but it is brushy. Trail 280 climbs more steeply for the last mile up to Hub Lake. It passes through a flower-studded meadow flanked by Ward and Eagle Peaks.
100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest

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100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest

by Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers (The Mountaineers Books)

A quick weekend trip with easy access off Interstate 90, the 3-mile trail to Hub Lake begins as a pleasant stroll through a grove of ancient cedars. Then it does some serious climbing as it follows Ward Creek and crosses other small creeks to a couple of small campsites at the lake. Hikers have the options of following the trail farther, climbing to excellent viewpoints at Ward or Eagle Peaks.

Trail 262 follows Ward Creek about 1.2 miles up to the junction with Hazel-Hub Lake Trail 280. About 0.2 mile before the junction, however, listen for Ward Creek’s 60-foot cascade down Dipper Falls. The trail is fairly gentle for the next mile to a 100-foot spur trail heading south to Hazel Lake. This lake holds fish, but it is brushy. Trail 280 climbs more steeply for the last mile up to Hub Lake. It passes through a flower-studded meadow flanked by Ward and Eagle Peaks.

©  Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers/The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: De Borgia
Distance: 6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 5 hours or overnight
Season: July through early October
Trailhead Elevation: 4,000 feet
Top Elevation: 5,720 feet
Local Contacts: Lolo National Forest, Superior District
Local Maps: USGS DeBorgia South
Driving Directions: Directions to Hub Lake

Recent Trail Reviews

8/24/2010
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This trail can be challenging with heavy backpacks. It's an amazing view all the way to the lake. Be sure to bring a water filter if you don't want to carry lots of water with you. There are several springs all around that flow into the lake. One is near an old mining shaft that you can explore on the upper right side overlooking the lake. There is another more complicated terracing spring directly across the lake. We explored all the way to the top where is initially flows. The mosquitos are vicious so bring lots of spray.



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