Turner Falls

Lincoln, Montana

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Vinal Creek Trail takes you to a spectacular waterfall and a chain of turquoise lakes in the Purcell Mountains north of Libby. This rugged route was designated Pacific Northwest National Recreation Trail for its sheer beauty and popularity with day-hikers and backpackers. The trail follows Vinal Creek through an old-growth maritime forest to a rocky canyon where Turner Falls plunges for over 75 feet. Shortly beyond the falls, you visit the Fish Lakes, a series of small lakes with decent fishing and camping. There is a good chance of encountering wildlife and edible berries along the way.
Hiking Waterfalls in Montana

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Hiking Waterfalls in Montana

by John Kratz (Falcon Guides)

Vinal Creek Trail takes you to a spectacular waterfall and a chain of turquoise lakes in the Purcell Mountains north of Libby. This rugged route was designated Pacific Northwest National Recreation Trail for its sheer beauty and popularity with day-hikers and backpackers.

The trail follows Vinal Creek through an old-growth maritime forest to a rocky canyon where Turner Falls plunges for over 75 feet. Shortly beyond the falls, you visit the Fish Lakes, a series of small lakes with decent fishing and camping. There is a good chance of encountering wildlife and edible berries along the way.

© 2017 John Kratz/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Fishing
Nearby City: Lincoln
Distance: 6.8
Elevation Gain: 465 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Access: Moderate
Duration: 6-7 hours
Season & Limits: May to Nov
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Kootenai National Forest, 31374, US 2, Libby, MT 59923-3022; (406) 293-6211; fs.usda.gov/kootenai
Local Maps: DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer Montana Page 20, A5; USGS Quad Lost Horse Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Turner Falls

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