May Creek

Type: Backcountry
Length: 7.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement), Bicycling (off pavement), Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running, Roller/Inline Skating, Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Agency: Nonprofit
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Location: 17 miles west of Wisdom, MT; Near Elkhorn Hot Springs; Accessible from Pioneer Mountains Scenic By Way.
States: Montana
Counties: Beaverhead
Latitude: 45.651   Longitude: -113.78301

Take Hwy 43 west of Wisdom 16 miles. Turn off Hwy 43 into May Creek Campground. Go through campground to the SW corner through a large gate. Trail begins in meadow, and leads west.


Parallels a small stream called May Creek, and through forested areas. Trail is mid elevation for the area (6,200 ft) in the lodgepole pine type.

Additional Details

Width: 18 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 12%
Elevation Low Point: 6,480
Elevation High Point: 7,660
Year Designated: 1980

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Gil Gale
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
P.O. Box 238
Wisdom , MT 59761
(406) 689-3243



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