Bear Creek Trail

Lolo, Montana

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The Bear Creek Trail (5) is one of the most scenic hiking trails in the Bitterroot Mountains. The creek erupts into a series of waterfalls at 1.4 miles. Granite slabs serve as platforms and form a bedrock meadow next to the creek, allowing access to the cataracts. Pinnacle-topped canyon walls pop up above the creek. Big pools, good for swimming in late summer, punctuate calm spots in the whitewater chaos. Go 0.2 mile upstream from the bedrock meadow to find a more secluded falls and pool.
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by Josh Mahan (Falcon Guides)

The Bear Creek Trail (5) is one of the most scenic hiking trails in the Bitterroot Mountains. The creek erupts into a series of waterfalls at 1.4 miles. Granite slabs serve as platforms and form a bedrock meadow next to the creek, allowing access to the cataracts.

Pinnacle-topped canyon walls pop up above the creek. Big pools, good for swimming in late summer, punctuate calm spots in the whitewater chaos. Go 0.2 mile upstream from the bedrock meadow to find a more secluded falls and pool.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Lolo
Distance: 3.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Stevensville Ranger District, 88 Main St., Stevensville, MT 59870; (406) 7775461; www.fs.usda.gov/main/bitterroot/home
Local Maps: USGS Gash Point; USDAFS Bitterroot National Forest, available at the Stevensville Ranger Station
Driving Directions: Directions to Bear Creek Trail

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