Heart and Pearl Lakes Trail

Superior, Montana 59872

Heart and Pearl Lakes Trail

Heart and Pearl Lakes Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Trail 171 enters a cool forest of subalpine fir and Engelmann spruce. Look closer and you’ll notice that these tall trees stand in stark contrast to much of the surrounding landscape, which sports silver snags, groundhugging shrubs, and golden grasses. This entire area was engulfed in a massive wildfire a century ago, and nature is slowly regenerating. All this newly created open country has provided good forage for big beasties.

All of this area has remained roadless and is being considered for inclusion in a 250,000-acre federally protected Great Burn Wilderness Area. This creekside trail works its way up the valley. Some brushy avalanche areas must be traversed (watch for nettles), but most of the route is under forest canopy. A lot of small critters such as hares, squirrels, and snakes (but not the poisonous ones) will keep your dog alert."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
5 hours
Best late June through mid-October
4,650 feet
Trailhead Elevation
6,262 feet
Top Elevation
Lolo National Forest, Superior Ranger District
Local Contacts
USGS Straight Peak NW, Hoodoo Pass
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Nov 2018