Bear Creek Trail to Bear Creek Falls

Missoula, Montana 59804

Bear Creek Trail to Bear Creek Falls

Bear Creek Trail to Bear Creek Falls Professional Review and Guide

"The Bear Creek Trail is a long trail that branches into three drainages which emerge from the Bitterroots—the South Fork, Middle Fork, and North Fork. This hike follows the lower main drainage to a gorgeous waterfall a half mile shy of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. The easy, well-defined path lies nestled between the forest, the steep canyon walls, and the creek, making a gradual ascent. The hike leads past pools in the smooth rock to Bear Creek Falls, which forms whirlpools, cascades, and water slides over a series of boulders. Terraced rock slabs offer flat areas for picnicking, sunbathing, and viewing the rocky cliffs. For a longer hike, trails continue up the three drainages to high alpine lakes atop the Bitterroot Range on the Montana-Idaho border"

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Trail Information

Missoula
Nearby City
3
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-Round
Season
U.S.G.S. Victor & Gash Point
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Aug 2018