Sky Lakes and Hanging Valley

Libby, Montana

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A pair of pretty mountain lakes at the base of an unnamed 7,700-foot peak near Sugarloaf Mountain attracts more than a thousand visitors a year to this part of the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. The trail to Sky Lakes is popular among both hikers and equestrians, although it passes a rugged spur option heading up with no mercy to a significantly quieter little Shangri-la.
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 pair of pretty mountain lakes at the base of an unnamed 7,700-foot peak near Sugarloaf Mountain attracts more than a thousand visitors a year to this part of the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.

The trail to Sky Lakes is popular among both hikers and equestrians, although it passes a rugged spur option heading up with no mercy to a significantly quieter little Shangri-la.

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

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Libby
Distance: 13
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 8 hours or overnight
Season: Mid-June through early October
Trailhead Elevation: 3,650 feet
Top Elevation: 6,200 feet
Local Contacts: Cabinet Mountains Wilderness; Kootenai National Forest, Libby District
Local Maps: USGS Treasure Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Sky Lakes & Hanging Valley

Recent Trail Reviews

11/5/2007
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Decent trail, with a few steep sections, to a series of lakes high above the town of Libby. Trail to Hanging Valley is moderately strenuous but completely non-technical. Route from Hanging Valley to Sky Lakes is quite steep and was a bit tricky during the snowstorm I encountered while making my way over/down the ridge.



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Apr 2018