Cottonwood Lakes

Total Miles


1506.78 ft


1.5 Hours

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Best Time

Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This scenic trail runs across the valley and is an excellent jumping-off point to explore the many trails in the area. With a keen eye, one will spot many short pullouts with nice spots to disperse camp. Watch for bicycles on this trail, as this is a popular mountain biking route. Plenty of creek crossings exist on this trail, and the lakes in the area are clear, stunning pools. There are a few bars of Verizon LTE as you get closer to Seeley Lake. There is no cell service, though, once you're in the thick of the trial system. The town of Seeley Lake is a great spot to refill water and grab supplies or a bite to eat. The town also s overnight accommodations if you need to wash a few days of trail off.


Overall the trail is well-graded and wide. Some sections skinny down to one lane and get a little heavy on the potholes. But generally, it is a nice trail to travel on.

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