Clear Creek

Total Miles
5.2

Elevation

892.45 ft

Duration

0.75 Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This 5-mile portion of Clear Creek Trail takes you from Prospect Creek Road near Thompson Falls, MT, into the high country of the Lolo National Forest. If you follow Clear Creek beyond where our track ends, you can access Beaver Peak, Clear Peak, Emma Peak and Helwick Peak, all of which are between 6089 and 6693 feet above sea level. Some SXS trails get near the peaks, and there are dirt bike and hiking trails to them as well. All private property crossings are allowed if you stay on the trail. The trails up the mountains are steep and twisting turns. Beware of logging trucks in this area. The scenery is spectacular, the forest is healthy and well maintained, and the wildlife includes wild turkeys, deer, elk, moose and black and grizzly bears. You may encounter some downed timber in some places, so carrying a saw, a snatch block, as well as a tow rope and other recovery equipment is a good idea. Take extra fuel, lots of water and snacks. And we don't ever ride without at least one firearm.

Photos of Clear Creek

Clear Creek
Clear Creek
Clear Creek

Difficulty

This trail may be muddy in the early spring, you may encounter snow, and it will be muddy after a heavy rain. Otherwise, it's an easy trail with beautiful scenery.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

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Access Description

Go northwest out of Thompson Falls, which is Highway 200. Follow 200 to Prospect Creek Road and turn left. Follow Prospect Creek Road to this track.

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