Crow Creek Falls Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A stunning waterfall in a place you don’t expect it. This hike was in the first edition of this book, but it was removed after a maverick miner moved into this holding in the Helena National Forest in 1981, dredged below the falls, and denied access to the public. In 2003 the area was acquired by a nonprofit organization, American Land Conservancy, and reopened to the public. So, it seems, since this is such a wonderful hike, it was also time to put it back in "Hiking Montana." This is an excellent early-season hike that you can safely take after the Crow Creek opens in mid-May. The trail is in excellent shape all the way, and it’s obvious the Forest Service is taking great care to make this route a nice hike. The Forest Service plans more improvements on this trail in 2004–05, which should make this an even better hike. That is, of course, so apropos because the falls is truly remarkable. The force of the water casts up a fine mist that makes the entire area around the falls much more lush than the fairly dry environs all around it."