Vinal Creek Trail #9/ Purcell Summit

photo: Trail work, photo by Bill Fansler Type: Backcountry
Length: 25.00 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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Directions

Location: 8 mi. S of Canadian border off CR 508.
States: Montana
Counties: Lincoln
Latitude: 48.86103   Longitude: -115.64396

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Description

A portion of the Vinal Creek trail to the junction with the Turner Creek Trail is an excellent family hiking opportunity as it climbs less than four hundred feet in three and one-half miles. The trail system accesses a lookout tower on Mt. Henry which offers a dramatic view of the Kootenai Valley, Glacier Park, Canadian Rockies, Selkirk Mountains, and the Cabinet Mountains to the south.

Additional Details

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

Average Grade: 5%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: 7,243
Year Designated: 1983

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:
Eric Heyn
US Forest Service
1299 Highway 93 north
Eureka , MT 59917
(406) 296-2530
eheyn@fs.fed.us

Trail management:
Marie Mason
US Forest Service
1437 North Hwy. 2
Troy , MT 59935
(406) 295-4693

 

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