Great Falls Creek Lakes

Big Timber, Montana 59011

Great Falls Creek Lakes

Great Falls Creek Lakes Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A long walk in the woods to three beautiful mountain lakes, best suited for one or two nights out. It’s a tough 8 miles to reach Upper Great Falls Creek Lake, but it’s worth the effort. And you’ll probably have the entire lake basin to yourself.

The Great Falls Creek Trail is different than trails up Bridge Creek and Fourmile Creek, which climb at the beginning and then level out. With a few minor flat sections, this trail climbs the entire way—not a steep grade, but steadily uphill. The steepest section is a short stretch at the beginning of the trail, unless you hike the extra mile from the upper lake to the pass, which is called West Boulder Plateau."

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Hiking Waterfalls in Montana (Falcon Guides)
John Kratz
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"This trail is situated in the Absaroka Mountains between the West and East Boulder Plateaus on a steep slope to the west of the Boulder River. The route takes you from Falls Creek drainage to Great Falls Creek drainage in a mile-long traverse across the mountainside. It’s a gradual climb in which you gain 500 feet in elevation and can appreciate nice views toward the mountains and the valley to the east." Read more

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Trail Information

Big Timber
Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day Hike
Spring through fall
Additional Use
Views, Waterfalls
USGS Chrome Mountain and West Boulder Plateau; RMS Mount Cowen Area; and at least 1 wilderness-wide map
Local Maps