Bear Mountain Lookout

Lolo, Montana 59847

Bear Mountain Lookout

Bear Mountain Lookout Professional Review and Guide

"This hike provides strenuous passage to a remote mountain outpost that—according to one veteran fire watchman—typically sees fewer than two dozen visitors each summer.

Though not exceptionally high, the mostly open summit of Bear Mountain offers striking views of the surrounding country. The trail beyond Warm Springs Creek is lined with huckleberries and is surprisingly well maintained in spite of its light use."

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Trail Information

Lolo
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
15
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
9.0–10.0 hours
Duration
Best from late July through September
Season
Clearwater National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS 7.5-minute series: Bear Mountain, ID; Tom Beal Peak, ID
Local Maps