Boulder Lake

Missoula, Montana 59807

Boulder Lake

Boulder Lake Professional Review and Guide

"A day hike or overnighter into a high mountain lake in a lightly used section of the Rattlesnake Wilderness.

In 1980, Congress established the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area and Wilderness to provide a place where water, wilderness, wildlife, and recreational and educational values are preserved. Boulder Lake offers all.

This hike presents a stark contrast between land preserved as wilderness and land open to timber cutting. All along the 16-mile gravel road to the trailhead and along the first 1.5 miles of the hike, you go through an endless ocean of clear-cuts before escaping into the solitude of the Rattlesnake Wilderness."

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Trail Information

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Trail Type
Skill Level
July through September
Lolo National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Gold Creek Peak and Wapiti Lake
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Jul 2018