North Loop Topo Map

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The North Loop starts on the west side of Jumbo and runs over an upper saddle on the ridgeline. The grassy slopes of Mount Jumbo are interrupted by draws and patches of forest. Unique views of the North Hills and the Rattlesnake Valley mark the hike. The trail is a road that the city occasionally uses for maintenance of the area. It makes for good side by side walking with a gentle gradient. A variety of wildlife calls the forested portions of this hike home. Be on the look out for elk and deer, as well as the more rare black bear (which uses Danny O’Brien Gulch as a travel corridor) and mountain lion. It intersects the Ridge Trail leading up to Woods Gulch and then drops slightly into Marshall Canyon before circling down into the main Jumbo saddle. The saddle is a historic travel route for Native Americans and Montana settlers alike as a way to avoid Hellgate Canyon. Follow the Saddle Trail to complete the loop and finish out the hike. This trail is closed from December 1 to May 1 to protect elk winter range. A large deer herd takes refuge here too.
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Missoula, Montana

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Mar 2018