Spotted Bear Lookout

Swan Lake, Montana 59911

Spotted Bear Lookout

Spotted Bear Lookout Professional Review and Guide

"This seldom-used but very accessible trail climbs to the top of Spotted Bear Mountain, which commands a sweeping view of the surrounding ranges. From the trailhead, the trail to the lookout climbs along a low sidehill, passing below a recent clearcut.

The trail soon crosses a dirt road and fords two substantial streams as it winds through a lowland forest of Douglas fir and occasional ponderosa pine. After crossing through the lowlands for a little over a mile, the trail forks into two paths."

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Trail Information

Swan Lake
Nearby City
3,940 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Day hike
Best July through September
3,500 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,230 feet
Top Elevation
Flathead National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Tin Creek, Spotted Bear Mountain
Local Maps