Brave Bear Falls

Hamilton, Montana 59840

Brave Bear Falls

Brave Bear Falls Professional Review and Guide

"This canyon hike into the Bitterroot Mountains is very scenic and easy enough for the kids. The tall rock spires and massive, old-growth larch trees will keep you looking up constantly, and the wildflowers and tumbling cascades will keep you looking down. Brave Bear Falls is the first in a series of waterslides, cascades, and falls along Bear Creek.


The first mile of the trail passes along the base of talus slopes on the south side of Bear Creek. The forest opens several times offering you glimpses of peaks and rock walls
along the canyon. The trail begins to follow the creek again, passing gentle cascades and rockslides. When a few craggy peaks appear to the north, and the forest transitions to lodgepole pine, you’ll know you are close to the waterfall. Brave Bear Falls is a small double waterfall whose two channels flow down both sides of a rocky island. Grassy ledges
make nice benches for a picnic."

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Trail Information

Hamilton
Nearby City
Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Accessibility
2.8
Distance
280 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1-2 hours
Duration
May-Nov
Season
Waterfalls
Features
Bitterroot National Forest, 1801 North 1st Hamilton, MT 59840; (406) 363-7100; fs.usda.gov/bitterroot/
Local Contacts
DeLorme Atlas and Gazetteer Montana Page 68, B3; USGS Quad Gash Point
Local Maps

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Jul 2018