Jewel Basin Backpacking Topo Map

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An easy trip into a popular hiking area in the Swan range in the northwestern corner of the Bob Marshall Wilderness. The Jewel Basin isn’t a designated wilderness, but the Forest Service manages it like one—no logging, motor vehicles, or development. Because of the easy access from the Flathead Valley, this area can get crowded, but mainly on weekends. If you hike here during the week, the human population won’t seem too large. The first order of business on this hike is to pick your base camp. Two excellent options are Black Lake, 8 miles out-and-back, and any one of the four Jewel Lakes, a 9-mile round trip. An even easier choice would be Twin Lakes, a stunningly beautiful pair of “jewels” in a small basin only a 5-mile round trip from the trailhead. Special attractions: Subalpine scenery and good fishing lakes on a trail easy enough for beginners, families, or elderly hikers.
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Bigfork, Montana

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Mar 2018