Big Sand Lake Hidden Creek Loop

Lolo, Montana 59847

Big Sand Lake Hidden Creek Loop

Big Sand Lake: Hidden Creek Loop Professional Review and Guide

"Tucked away in the northeast corner of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, this rugged and fun loop trip provides hikers with a fine sampling of the varied attractions of this huge
preserve. The hike offers excellent wildlife-watching opportunities, especially for moose and a variety of birds.

There are superb views from high ridges along the main trail and two lookouts that can be reached by relatively short side trips. You will go through many miles of old burn areas, which aren’t particularly scenic, but which are common in this wilderness and offer a good study in how nature recovers from fire. One of the trip’s main focal points, Big Sand Lake, offers both excellent scenery and fine camping. A long day hike can be made from here to the alpine glories around Blodgett Pass on the crest of the
rugged Bitterroot Divide."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
5,450 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
3-5 days
Usually open July-October
Powell Ranger District, 208-942-3113
Local Contacts
USFS Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness: North Half
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018