Mystic Lake

Gardiner, Montana 59030

Mystic Lake

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"A moderate day trip to the deepest lake in the Beartooths."

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Hiking the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness (Falcon Guides)
Bill Schneider
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"A moderate day trip to the deepest lake in the Beartooths. For those who aren't interested in strenuous mountain climbing or long arduous adventures, the Mystic Lake trail offers an excellent choice for an unhurried day in the wilderness. The climb doesn't seem that steep, but by the time the trail reaches the dam at the eastern end of Mystic Lake, it has asecended 1,200 feet in 3 miles. There are 2 developed campgrounds on the way to the trailhead." Read more

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8/7/2018
A steep trail, especially the last mile, but not overly difficult. There are some very rocky sections that require careful navigation. The view at the top is amazing and Mystic Lake's cold water is refreshing! Don't expect to have a lot of peace and solitude in this beautiful wilderness, though--it's a popular trail.
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7/13/2018
I like this trail because it provides spectacular views deep in the Beartooth wilderness without quite the pain and strain that other hikes in the area require. It is pretty moderate with the exception of some rocks and boulders that are a little tricky to navigate. Once you get to the lake the view is incredible.
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Trail Information

Gardiner
Nearby City
7
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Camping
Additional Use
USGS Granite Peak and Alpine; RMS Cooke City-Cutoff Mountain; and at least 1 wilderness-wide map
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018