Smith Ridge Glen Lake

Total Miles


2029.33 ft



Technical Rating



Best Time

Winter, Fall, Summer, Spring

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.


Mostly graded dirt with some potholes and plenty of room to pass oncoming traffic. Could be closed in wither due to snow.

Technical Rating


Access Description

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