Hub Lake

Missoula, Montana 59807

Hub Lake

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"A fairly easy day hike or overnighter through beautiful subalpine country on a scale small enough to be easily enjoyed by families with small children. The Ward-Eagle Peaks area offers small doses of the medicine that gives Montana’s mountains their healing power—beautiful forests, waterfalls, wildlife, berries, interesting history, and fishing. Moreover, they are accessible to all hikers.

This area is a “pocket wilderness” that, in spite of its small size, holds many scenic and recreational attractions. Despite all of these attractions, this trail receives little use. Most of western Montana’s big game species are found in this area, and if you’re alert, you’ll have a chance of seeing them. Although grizzlies are gone from the Bitterroots, a good population of black bears remains. From the trailhead follow Ward Creek Trail 262 along Ward Creek as it enters a beautiful, fern-bottomed cedar grove with some cedars over 6 feet across at the base—and a few monarchs close to 10 feet in diameter."

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Trail Information

Missoula
Nearby City
5
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1
Duration
July through September
Season
Lolo National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS McGee Peak and Deborgia South
Local Maps