West Fork Gold Creek Trail to Primm Lake and Rattlesnake Creek

Missoula, Montana 59807

West Fork Gold Creek Trail to Primm Lake and Rattlesnake Creek

West Fork Gold Creek Trail to Primm Lake and Rattlesnake Creek Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The glacially carved Rattlesnake Mountains form the northern backdrop of Missoula Valley. The headwaters of the West Fork Gold Creek begin at the northern base of 7,447-foot Mineral Peak in the upper Rattlesnake Wilderness.

The West Fork Gold Creek Trail traverses the north slope of the creek drainage to Primm Lake. The tree-lined alpine lake rests in a scenic depression at the foot of Mineral Peak. From the lake, the trail zippers down the east wall of Rattlesnake Canyon to Rattlesnake Creek in a stunningly gorgeous setting of towering cliffs and giant larch trees."

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Trail Information

Missoula
Nearby City
6.6
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
4 hours
Duration
Year-Round
Season
U.S.G.S. Wapiti Lake
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