Bigfoot Creek to Hay Creek

Total Miles
18.6

Elevation

1,780.54 ft

Duration

3 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Moderate

Best Time

Summer

Trail Overview

Running just east of Montana's State Route 399 / Whitetail Road, you'll find this trail meandering through the eastern slopes of Deer Lodge National Forest. Outstanding views, a few obstacles and trails just wide enough to squeeze a full-size truck through. About 4.75 miles in, as you head south from Boulder MT there is a small section that has been washed away and requires a bit of finesse to navigate without further damage to the road surface. Some have placed tree limbs in the mud, but traction boards or a winch are recommended. It's not completely necessary, but it will prevent erosion or wheel spin. Remember to tread lightly.

Photos of Bigfoot Creek to Hay Creek

Bigfoot Creek to Hay Creek
Bigfoot Creek to Hay Creek
Bigfoot Creek to Hay Creek

Difficulty

About 30% of the trail is tight for larger vehicles, there are some smaller boulders here and there, there is some snowmelt erosion on most of the road, and there is the one washed out spot traction boards or a winch are recommended to prevent damage to the soft road surface.

Technical Rating

3

Status Reports

Joe Parks
Jul 23, 2023
4x4
Open
Normal
Ross Carlson
Jan 11, 2023
2010 Subaru Forester
Seasonally Closed

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