Saint Marys Peak Trail is a hiking trail in Ravalli County, Montana. It is within Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area and Bitterroot National Forest. It is three miles long and begins at 6,862 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 6.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,555 feet. Near the trailhead there are restrooms. The trail ends near Saint Mary Peak (elevation 9,321 feet).
Saint Marys Peak Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Saint Mary Peak rises dramatically from forested foothills west of Stevensville, where Father Pierre Jean De Smet and his followers founded Montana’s oldest settlement at the Saint Mary’s Mission in 1841. A moderate climb to the lookout at its crest draws hundreds of visitors each summer to a timeless scene first enjoyed by Catholic missionaries more than 170 years ago. Late September is perhaps the best time to visit the peak, when the mountain air is free of haze and the alpine larch are ablaze in full autumn regalia."
--Scott Steinberg, Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness (Falcon Guides).
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