Fairy Lake Access Trail

Gallatin National Forest, Montana 59702

Distance1.4mi
Elevation Gain1,565ft
Trailhead Elevation7,691ft
Top8,977ft
Elevation Min/Max7691/8977ft
Elevation Start/End7691/7691ft

Fairy Lake Access Trail

Fairy Lake Access Trail is a hiking trail in Gallatin County, Montana. It is within Gallatin National Forest. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 7,691 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,565 feet. The Fairy Lake Parking Area parking is near the trailhead. The Fairy Lake Campground camp site can be seen along the trail.

Fairy Lake Access Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Fairy Lake is a picture-perfect, tree-lined lake sitting in a forested bowl at the base of Sacagawea Mountain. The lake receives heavy use due to its close proximity to the Fairy Lake Campground, located a short quarter mile from the lake. The trail loops around the perimeter of the lake. This high mountain area is a great place to have a picnic and spend the day."

Fairy Lake Access Trail Reviews

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7/16/2009
Oh my a must see, the lake is beautiful! Approx 7 mile slow drive, some bumpy areas. Only .5 mile hike to lake. Amazing views.
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9/28/2003
What can I say about this trail? Its waters are pure and still, allowing the snow-covered peaks of the Bridger Range to reflect off its surface. The woods surrounding the lake are varied and beautiful. The trail itself is as easy as can be. Come in the evening to see the colors of the sunset reflected in the water. Or make it the first stop of the day on your way up to one of the nearby peaks (Hardscrabble, Sacagawea and Naya Nuki Peaks are all close by and accessible from the Bridger Mountains NRT, which begins at the campground). The drive really is the most difficult part of accessing this scenic area, and though it's bumpy, it's not bad, either. Make sure to leave plenty of time for your walk around the shoreline as the views are fantastic from every angle. All in all, it's a fantastic place to experience perfect mountain scenery without a lot of effort.
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Trail Information

Gallatin National Forest
Nearby City
Gallatin National Forest
Parks
U.S.G.S. Sacagawea Peak - U.S.F.S. Gallatin National Forest East Half
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