South Fork Nemote - Sheridan Ridge Loop

Total Miles


1413.68 ft


1.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Fall, Summer

Trail Overview

This route is controlled by two gates that are opened only from 05/16-10/14. The route passes thru both the Lolo National Forest and Fish Creek Wildlife Area. It is a single gravel, loose rock road that climbs up to 4600' through a burnt-out area of Government Lands. The majority of the route is made up of new growth which is quite colorful in the early fall. You will find very little motorized traffic on this route. The route is made up of mostly very steep banks and turns. The upper levels of the route afford areas to stop for snacks or just enjoy the scenery and take some pictures. Bear Grass can be found growing on parts of the route at certain times.


Dirt or rocky road, typically unmaintained after rain or snow. You may encounter shallow water crossings and obstacles under 12" on the trail, including small ledges. Roads are typically one to two vehicles wide.

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Access Description

South Fork of Nemote Creek (FSR 9915) is located just off Nemote Creek (FSR 454). Nemote Creek (FSR 454) runs into Mullan Road E. 1.25 miles North of the Tarkio Exit on I-90