Blackfoot Recreation Corridor Overlook

Missoula, Montana 59807

Blackfoot Recreation Corridor Overlook

Blackfoot Recreation Corridor Overlook Professional Review and Guide

"The Blackfoot River Recreation Corridor is primarily used by boaters and anglers, but this ride offers plenty of the same scenic pleasures that draw these recreationists. In contrast with the railroad grade across the river, this route departs the river bottom quickly and provides a chance to do some serious climbing. It’s an out-and-back ride that will carry you high above the valley floor before the road eventually becomes so overgrown that continuing will be an option only for the most dedicated explorers.

Honestly, the overlook is not the most scenic in the region, but that keeps the area from being too exploited. Special care should be taken during hunting season; few people venture up this way, so game is abundant, including a variety of birds, deer, elk, and the occasional bear or coyote. If you want to combine this with Ride 18, I recommend tackling this ride first. Tread: Out-of-use logging roads and some doubletrack."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,000 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Technical Difficulty
Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty
1 - 2 hours
Best summer and fall
3,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
4,500 feet
Top Elevation
Bureau of Land Management
Local Contacts
USGS Potomac
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018