The Chinese Wall

Augusta, Montana 59410

The Chinese Wall

The Chinese Wall Professional Review and Guide

"The Chinese Wall is easily the best-known and most popular destination for travelers in the Bob Marshall Wilderness. This thousand-foot-high scarp of limestone stretches unbroken for a dozen miles, from Haystack Mountain to Larch Hill Pass. It is arguably the most dramatic manifestation of the Continental Divide between Mexico and the Arctic Ocean.

The trail crosses fragile alpine meadows at the base of the Wall’s northern reaches and offers outstanding wildlife viewing opportunities. Visitors to the Chinese Wall should plan on camping in less fragile areas away from the Wall itself; the meadows at the foot of the Chinese Wall are closed to overnight use. The Chinese Wall receives a very high level of use; travelers looking for a remote wilderness experience will probably be dismayed by the high level of traffic found here."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
3,748 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Extended backcountry route
Best July through September
5,300 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,620 feet
Top Elevation
Bob Marshall Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS Slategoat Mountain, Amphitheatre Mountain, Prairie Reef
Local Maps