Cedar Lakes and Scenery Mountain

Libby, Montana

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Hikers who don’t mind the likelihood of skipping over a few horse muffins consider this one of the prettiest hikes in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. Cedar Lakes are nestled in the midst of towering peaks. A short climb from the lakes puts hikers in position to see Kootenai Falls on the Kootenai River and a distant look into Glacier National Park. Ambitious hikers tack on a scramble of Dome Mountain or extend this trip into a multi-day loop.
100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest

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100 Hikes in the Inland Northwest

by Rich Landers & Spokane Mountaineers (The Mountaineers Books)

Hikers who don’t mind the likelihood of skipping over a few horse muffins consider this one of the prettiest hikes in the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.

Cedar Lakes are nestled in the midst of towering peaks. A short climb from the lakes puts hikers in position to see Kootenai Falls on the Kootenai River and a distant look into Glacier National Park. Ambitious hikers tack on a scramble of Dome Mountain or extend this trip into a multi-day loop.

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Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Libby
Distance: 11
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 5 to 7 hours or overnight
Season: Mid-June through early October
Trailhead Elevation: 2,880 feet
Top Elevation: 5,888 feet
Local Contacts: Cabinet Mountains Wilderness; Kootenai National Forest, Libby District
Local Maps: USGS Scenery Mountain, Treasure Mountain, Kootenai Falls
Driving Directions: Directions to Cedar Lakes & Scenery Mountain

Recent Trail Reviews

8/4/2007
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The lakes are nice. DO NOT try to do the trail as a loop. The trail from Cedar Lakes to Scenery Mountain has not been maintained since the fire in 1998. It was non-exsistent at times. It sure seemed longer than what the trail guide says. It is not recommended to those who are uncomfortable going cross country.



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Apr 2018