Tin Cup Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Montana and Idaho. It is within Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Area and Bitterroot National Forest. It is 18.3 miles long and begins at 4,299 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 36.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 8,135 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking.
Tin Cup Creek Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"A long hike to a large, trout-filled subalpine lake deep in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness"
--Bill Schneider & Russ Schneider, Hiking Montana (Falcon Guides).
"This trail provides access to Tin Cup Lake, a huge blue body nestled below the Bitterroot Divide, and serves as an entryway into the immense White Cap Creek drainage. The drainage—perhaps most notable as having the deepest canyon in the Bitterroot Range—is also among the more scenic choices beyond its lowermost several miles. The long-abandoned Kerlee Lake Trail (501) offers a challenging side trip to a pair of subalpine lakes in a splendid isolated setting."
--Scott Steinberg, Hiking the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness (Falcon Guides).
"A large, trout-filled subalpine lake deep in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The jagged peaks of this portion of the Bitterroots are the highest mountains in the entire range, which stretches more than 300 miles along Montana’s western border. This hike will take you in to see some of the more interesting peaks of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, such as El Capitan, the Lonesome Bachelor, and the Como Peaks."
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