Heart of the Pintlers

Butte, Montana 59701

Heart of the Pintlers

Heart of the Pintlers Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A strenuous but ultra-scenic backpacking trek through the heart of the AnacondaPintler Wilderness. The Anaconda-Pintler is one of Montana’s smaller wilderness areas but also one of
the most spectacular. This route makes a convenient circuit through the center of this fairly accessible wild area. It’s a great place for hikers from Butte, Missoula, or Helena to spend a three-day weekend.

Start off down Falls Fork Trail 29.The first 5 miles of trail to Johnson Lake gradually ascend through a mature forest with some burned sections between the Edith Lake Trail and the lake. At 3 miles you’ll reach the junction with Hiline Trail toward Edith Lake to your left. Stay on Trail 29. Johnson Lake is, perhaps unfortunately, in a logical place to camp for most routes using this trailhead."

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Trail Information

Butte
Nearby City
23.5
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2
Duration
July through September
Season
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Carpp Ridge, Moose Lake, Kelly Lake, and Warren Peak;
Local Maps

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Dec 2018