Switchback Pass

Swan Lake, Montana 59911

Switchback Pass

Switchback Pass Professional Review and Guide

"This trail runs from Pentagon Cabin on the Spotted Bear River Trail to the high pass at the southern terminus of the Trilobite Range Trail.

The current trail does not have a particular abundance of switchbacks, so it is hard to see how the pass got its name. It does provide access to the very foot of some of the most spectacular peaks in the area, and the pass itself is a side trip for many travelers visiting the Spotted Bear valley."

Switchback Pass Reviews

Do you know something we don't know? Help others by leaving a review.

Switchback Pass Photos

Help others discover amazing sights!

Trail Information

Swan Lake
Nearby City
2,947 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Extended backcountry route
Best July through September
3,950 feet
Trailhead Elevation
7,767 feet
Top Elevation
Flathead National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Bungalow Mountain, Trilobite Peak, Pentagon Mountain
Local Maps