Jewel Basin Road

Total Miles
6.3

Elevation

1752.61 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

spring, summer, fall

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Trail Overview

Fun, scenic trail that leads to epic hiking. Road is rough and narrow, but still passable with most 2wd cars. Expect potholes, washboard, and steep sections. You'll arrive at the Camp Misery trailhead about 30 mins after you start. There's a parking lot that's usually full, with a vault toilet and ranger station. From here, you can choose many different hikes, including Mount Aeneas and Picnic Lakes.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

From Bigfork, take Hwy 35 north to Hwy 83. Head east on Hwy 83 to the junction of the Echo Lake Road. Head north on Echo Lake Road about 3 miles to junction with the Jewel Basin Road (No. 5392). Follow this road approximately 7 miles to the trailhead. CAUTION: The last 5 miles are steep. Use headlights for safety. Caution advised for low clearance vehicles. Trailers not recommended.