Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No Allowed Uses:
Bicycling (off pavement)
Dogs - Off leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
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Location: 12 miles north of Butte, MT., In Deerlodge National Forest, 12 mi. N of Butte, on FS Rd. #638.
From Butte, take Interstate 15 north to Helena and exit at Elk Park. Turn right and then left onto Frontage Road paralleling the interstate for approximately four miles, then take a right turn onto Forest Road #1538. Visitors can drive up the road past the gate for another mile, however, the road is not suitable for two wheel vehicles. This would add approximately another mile of walking to the hike.
Easily accessed from Interstate 15, this trail takes you to the location of an old Forest Service lookout (no longer there). Great views from the top of the mountain.
Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil
Average Grade: 13%
Maximum Grade: 20%
Elevation Low Point: 6,600
Elevation High Point: 8,821
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1979
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsMap: USFS Trail Information
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