Steamboat Mountain Trail From Elk Creek Road

Lewis and Clark National Forest, Montana

Distance4.9mi
Elevation Gain3,812ft
Trailhead Elevation5,121ft
Top7,386ft
Elevation Min/Max5121/7386ft
Elevation Start/End5121/5121ft

Steamboat Mountain Trail From Elk Creek Road

Steamboat Mountain Trail From Elk Creek Road is a hiking trail in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. It is within Lewis and Clark National Forest. It is 4.9 miles long and begins at 5,121 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 9.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 3,812 feet. This trail connects with the following: Steamboat Mountain Trail From Elk Creek Road.

Steamboat Mountain Trail From Elk Creek Road Professional Reviews and Guides

"This trail provides an accessible route to a former fire lookout site atop Steamboat Mountain, which commands sweeping views of the eastern side of the Scapegoat Wilderness. Follow the Elk Pass Trail westward from the trailhead, across grassy slopes above the north bank of Elk Creek. To the south, the many spires of Steamboat Mountain rise above a verdant forest of unburned timber.

The trail climbs gently into a flat basin, where it crosses a small feeder creek. The trail then begins to climb vigorously across hillsides burned in the 1988 Canyon Creek fire, finally reaching the low saddle of Elk Pass. At the pass, the trail forks. The right fork descends into the Smith Creek valley, while the trail to Steamboat Lookout turns southwest and continues to climb."

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Trail Information

Lewis and Clark National Forest
Nearby City
Lewis and Clark National Forest
Parks
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Scapegoat Wilderness
Local Contacts
USGS Steamboat Mountain, Jakie Creek
Local Maps