Jewel Basin

Missoula, Montana 59807

Jewel Basin

Jewel Basin Professional Review and Guide

"An easy trip into a popular hiking and fishing area in the Swan Range near the northwestern corner of the Bob Marshall Wilderness, suitable for both day hiking and backpacking, and ideal for an extended base camp trip. Jewel Basin is ideal for an easy base camp, so the itinerary is simple.

The only decisions are where to set up the base camp, how long to stay, and which day hikes to take from your base camp. Jewel Basin isn’t a designated Wilderness, but the Forest Service manages it like one—no logging, motor vehicles, or development. Because of the easy access from the Flathead Valley, this area can get crowded, but mainly on weekends."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
July through September
Flathead National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Jewel Basin, Big Hawk Mountain, and Crater Lake
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Sep 2018