Lost Knife

Total Miles


1,590.25 ft


1.5 Hours

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Trail Overview

The trailhead is off Highway 40 west of Cochrane, just past the South Ghost Recreation Site. There's a wide-open area to stage at and air down if needed. Expect lots of snow during the winter; during warmer months, there's a fair amount of mud and deep ruts so decent tires are a must. There are bypasses for the bad spots if you're in a low-clearance vehicle or don't want to go in the ruts. This connects to the Meadow Creek Trail at roughly 10.5 kilometers. There are lots of little camp spots, and a few trails branch off this run as well, but make note: some trails have restrictions on trucks and only allow ATVs or dirt bikes.

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Lost Knife
Lost Knife
Lost Knife


Most of the trail is dirt and rock. Spring and fall will make the muddy spots deep and very rutted, but there are lots of go-around areas. During winter, there can be very deep snow and potential for very icy sections.

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Access Description

Follow Highway 1A west of Cochrane to Highway 40 (Forestry Truck Road). Follow Highway 40 till you pass South Ghost Recreation Site. You'll cross two cattle guards approaching South Ghost; go past for about 0.5 kilometers and the trailhead will be on the left.

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