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Como Lake Loop

photo: Como Lake Loop National Recreation Trail in Montana, 60 miles south of Missoula; photo by Ida Koric

Length: 7.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Urban Trail
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $2.00

Allowed Uses:

Equestrian - Riding
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
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Location: 60 miles south of Missoula, MT, In Bitteroot National Forest west of U.S. Highway 93, northeast of Darby.
State(s): Montana
Counties: Ravalli
Longitude: -114.24732
Latitude: 46.06619

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Lake Como National Recreational Loop Trail extends around the lake for 7 miles and includes a packbridge across Rock Creek. Trail is popular for hiking, day use, and mountain biking. Maintained yearly. Trail classified as easy. Trail travels around the Lake. North shore travel by foot only. Stock use allowed on south shore that leads to the Rock Creek Trail. North side trail is suitable for use by persons with crutches and/or braces.

Lake Como National Recreation Trailhead has parking for 17 vehicles, accessible toilet, picnic tables, pedestal grills, and water. Trailhead access a paved ¼-mile interpretative trail (1/2 mile after that is unpaved), lakeside picnic sites, and the 7-mile Lake Como National Recreation Trail.

Additional Details

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

Average Grade: 10%
Maximum Grade: 10%
Elevation Low Point: 1,300
Elevation High Point: 1,400
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: USFS Trail Details

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:
Nick Hazelbaker
US Forest Service
1801 North F6735 West Fk. Rd.
Darby , MT 59829



Missouri Gold views the lake and snow capped mountains. Photo by Colleen Long.

Missouri Gold views the lake and snow capped mountains. Photo by Colleen Long.


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