Cataract Falls

Great Falls, Montana

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Cataract Falls is an excellent camping and hiking destination in a remote area of the Rocky Mountain Front. At the beginning of the short stroll, be prepared for a challenging creek crossing. The elegant cascade tumbles 90 feet down a cliff, feathering into multiple channels. The trailhead is located where Horse Creek and Cataract Creek both enter Elk Creek. What would normally be an easy hike does have one significant obstacle: crossing medium-sized Elk Creek. Depending on the height of the water, you may choose to wade, find a log to cross upstream, or step across the large stones. Once you get across, the wide trail leads you around a curve to the left through tall Douglas fir.
Hiking Waterfalls in Montana

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Hiking Waterfalls in Montana

by John Kratz (Falcon Guides)

Cataract Falls is an excellent camping and hiking destination in a remote area of the Rocky Mountain Front. At the beginning of the short stroll, be prepared for a challenging creek crossing. The elegant cascade tumbles 90 feet down a cliff, feathering into multiple channels.

The trailhead is located where Horse Creek and Cataract Creek both enter Elk Creek. What would normally be an easy hike does have one significant obstacle: crossing medium-sized Elk Creek. Depending on the height of the water, you may choose to wade, find a log to cross upstream, or step across the large stones. Once you get across, the wide trail leads you around a curve to the left through tall Douglas fir.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Walking
Nearby City: Great Falls
Distance: 0.4 miles
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 20 minutes
Season: May-Oct
Additional Use: Camping
Features: Waterfalls
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Lewis and Clark National Forest, 101 15th St. N., Great Falls, MT 59401; (406)-791-7700; fs.usda.gov/lcnf
Local Maps: DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer Montana Page 56, A3; USGS Quad Steamboat Mountain
Driving Directions: Directions to Cataract Falls

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