Marion Lake Topo Map

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The Marion Lake Trail is a short and rather popular hike that provides access to a montane lake surrounded by spruce forest and overlooked by a picturesque but nameless peak. The trail is suitable for both horses and hikers and is also a winter destination for adventuresome cross-country skiers. The trail begins in a grove of young Douglas fir, topped by a scattering of old larch. Douglas fir seedlings are superior competitors in the shady realm beneath the forest canopy and will ultimately take over the canopy if the forest remains undisturbed by fire and logging. The trail climbs steeply up the hill, then swings westward into the valley of Marion Creek. Openings in the forest allow views of the forest-clad hogback of Essex Mountain, which rims the southern side of the valley. The well-defined route makes its way through progressively larger and more brushy forest openings, interspersed with stands of old Douglas fir. Thimbleberries grow thickly here, providing a late-summer feast for hikers and bears alike.
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Essex, Montana

Get Marion Lake Topo maps on One of Montana's best camping sites, Marion Lake is located near Essex, MT. Trails' printable online topo maps offer shaded and un-shaded reliefs, and aerial photos too! Use topographic map functionality to find elevation, print high resolution maps, save a PNG, or just learn the topography around Marion Lake. You can also get free latitude and longitude coordinates from the topographical map and set your GPS. Subscribers with access to our maps can download or print any topo, and cover more terrain when you map your Marion Lake route ahead of time.

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Mar 2018