Swede Mountain Runabout

Total Miles
14.4

Elevation

1424.77 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

1

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

This trail provides a wonderful showcase of the Kootenai National Forest's beauty. Once leaving the pavement, a maintained gravel road takes one up and over Swede mountain and down to the Fischer River. The road is the main access to the Swede Mountain Fire Lookout Tower is still "manned". The road presents excellent views of the Cabinet Mountain Range along with the chance to see multiple species of wildlife and beautiful wildflowers. The trail can hold snow into mid-spring but is normally melted by Mid-May. There are plenty of places to stop for lunch, along with an abundant amount of side spurs and roads to explore.

Difficulty

This trail is accessible to most vehicles and would be suitable to drive with a stock SUV the majority of the year.

Technical Rating

1

Access Description

Leaving Libby, MT travel south on HWY 2, taking a left on to Farm to Market Road. Travel along Farm to Market until reaching Swede Mountain Road where one should turn left. Follow Swede Mountain Road until reaching the end of the pavement and enjoy the trail.