Trout Creek Loop

Trout Creek National Recreation Trail (774) traverses a pristine roadless area of over 20,000 acres, making it one of the longest trails through primitive country in northwest Montana outside of designated wilderness.

photo:  Photo by USFS. Type: Backcountry
Length: 22.20 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Bicycling (on pavement)
Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Fishing
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: 4 miles west of Trout Co., MT
States: Montana
Counties: Sanders
Latitude: 47.805   Longitude: -115.71807

Begins: Road 214 Trail Ends: Loop Area Map: Kootenai National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Larchwood USGS Map2: Bloom Peak Township 24N; Range 32W; Section 32

Description

Trout Creek National Recreation Trail (774) traverses a pristine roadless area of over 20,000 acres, making it one of the longest trails through primitive country in northwest Montana outside of designated wilderness. The trail climbs to an elevation of 5400 feet near Ninety-three Mile Lake, which is characterized by high alpine vegetation and glacial cirques. There are many campsites along the trail.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: 2,350
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1982

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:
Bruce Haflich
US Forest Service
2693 Hwy. 200
Trout Creek , MT 59874
(406) 827-3533
bhaflick@fs.fed.us

 

Photos

 Photo by USFS.

Photo by USFS.

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