Smith Ridge Glen Lake

Total Miles
7.7

Elevation

2029.33 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

winter, fall, summer, spring

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Trail Overview

Stunning drive into the Bitterroots from the Bell Crossing area. You start in a residential area and ascend to the trailhead for the Glen Lake hike. Along the way are a few waterfalls for one with a keen eye, some dispersed camping spots, and a few breathtaking corners as you climb above the Bitterroot valley with the Saphire mountains on the other side. The road is well-trafficked and there are plenty of pullouts or wider sections to allow oncoming traffic to pass. There is plenty of Verizon LTE most of the way up, could be closed in the winter once the snow comes.

Difficulty

Easy

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

East from Highway 93 at bell crossing, right turn at the T and follow the road up.