Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest

Trails in Beaverhead-Deerlodge Nat'l Forest

Beaverponds Trail

Managed Use(s): Hike and mountain bike Difficulty: Moderate with some steep sections. May be more difficult for mountain bike riders. Trail Length: 2.67 miles Attractions and Considerations Located in Thompson Park Municipal Recreation Area, the trail winds up the drainage by several old beaver ponds and connects with the Continental Divide National Scenic ...

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Gold Creek Trail

Length: 5.6 miles Use: Receives light use Difficulty: Moderate first 3 miles. Difficult next 2.5. Most difficult last mile to pass. Recommended Season: Mid-June to November USGS Maps: Maurice Mountain Quad Trail Beginning: On Pioneers Mountain Scenic Byway #73 at the Lost Meadows Trailhead 1/2 south of Gold Creek and the Maurice Cemetery Trail Ending: ...

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Haystack Mountain (National Recreation Trail)

Managed Use(s): Hike, Bike, and Horse Difficulty: There are some steep sections of this trail that may be difficult for some hikers. Trail Length: 3.6 miles from the trailhead, additional 1.2 miles from the gate on Forest Road #1538. Attractions and Considerations Site of the old Haystack Mountain lookout. Haystack Mountain provides panoramic ...

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Lost Cabin Lake Trail (National Recreation Trail)

Managed Use(s): Hike, mountain bike, and horse. Difficulty: Easy grade Trail Length: 3.4 miles Attractions and Considerations The Lost Cabin Lake Trail begins at the west end of Bismark Reservoir. The peaks surrounding the lake reach elevations above 10,000 feet. Mountain goats can often be seen on the cliffs to the south and ...

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Louise Lake Trail (National Recreation Trail)

Managed Use(s): Hike, mountain bike, and horse. Difficulty: Moderate grade. Trail Length: 4 miles Attractions and Considerations Louise Lake Trail offers scenic views of the Tobacco Roots and other mountain ranges. Louise Lake is a high alpine lake cradled among the 10,000-foot peaks that surround the lake. Mountain goats can often be spotted ...

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Pettengill Creek Trail

Length: 14 miles Use: Light during the summer. Moderate during the fall hunting season. Difficulty: Moderate Recommended Season: Mid-June to early November USGS Maps: Stine Mountain, Shaw Mountain, Proposal Rock, Stewart Mountain, and Odell Mountain. Trail Beginning: End of Pettengill Road #186 south of Grouse Creek Trail Ending: Junction with Pioneer Loop Trail #750 west ...

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Pioneer Loop National Recreation Trail

Length: 35 miles Use: Receives little use on the northern and central sections. Difficulty: More difficult Recommended Season: May to November USGS Maps: Stine Mountain, Foolhen Mountain, Shaw Mountain, Proposal Rock, Stewart Mountain, and O'Dell Lake Trail Beginning: Stine Creek along the Pioneer Mountain Scenic Byway #73, 5 miles south of Wise River. Trail Ending: ...

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