Diamond and Cliff Lakes Trail

Saint Regis, Montana 59866

Diamond and Cliff Lakes Trail

Diamond and Cliff Lakes Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The Bitterroot Divide between Idaho and Montana contains scores of beautiful backcountry lakes. Two of the most accessible are Diamond and Cliff. No surprise, then, that these two lakes see a fair amount of visitors.

But this is western Montana, not western Washington, so “crowded” is still an unknown word here. On a Fourth of July hike to these gems, I shared the trail and the shoreline with only six other parties and four other dogs!"

Diamond and Cliff Lakes Trail Reviews

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We were the first ones there. By the time we got back to the truck there were five other vehicles there. I’m from western Washington and that is a very small amount compared to popular hikes there. The road up is narrow with steep drop offs. So drive slow and be prepared to pull over for other cars. There may be times when one car would have to back up to a wider spot so the other car can pass.

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Trail Information

Saint Regis
Nearby City
500 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
2 hours
Best June to October
5,400 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,900 feet
Top Elevation
Lolo National Forest, Superior Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Illinois Peak NW
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018