Chipmunk Creek

Total Miles


1,766.80 ft


1 Hours

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Best Time

Fall, Summer, Spring

Trail Overview

Chipmunk Creek is a challenging single track in the Lolo National Forest in Montana right near the state line with Idaho. The north end starts from an ATV trail off of Cooper Pass, and has a huge rock pinch point at the start of the single track. It gains 2,200 feet up to the intersection with the CC Divide trail when going north to south. The climb is pretty steep, with several tight switch backs. It consistently climbs up on a very narrow trail with several sections of side-hilling with significant exposure. It goes through a really beautiful forest that is pretty overgrown with lots of leafy branches sticking over the trail, and has several rocky sections. There is one notably more difficult creek crossing that requires you to pivot turn out of the creek up to the right, with an immediate turn back left. This one is particularly technical. There are a couple downed logs across the trail, sometimes a foot tall, that you have to go over. This dirt in this area is more wet from all the humidity, with great traction. Overall it's a really fun trail if up for a challenge.


Overall this is a more technically advanced trail with narrow sections, exposure, switchbacks, and rocky creek crossings.

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