Trail Less Traveled

Total Miles
0.9

Elevation

1719.36 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

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Trail Overview

This short little trail (1 mile) goes into a secluded, quiet part of the Deerlodge National Forest where most people don't go. It's about a 10-minute trail. It offers beautiful tent camping and picnic locations. There is nothing challenging about the trail...except finding the trail in places. It's so seldomly used that you have to find it in certain spots. From Highway 69 in Boulder, MT, take Whitetail Road (399) toward Whitehall. Go west on State Creek Road, and at the first Y in the road, take the left branch onto Hay Creek Trail. Follow Hay Creek Trail around to this location. There is a plethora of trails in this area, so be sure to carry extra fuel and spend the day.

Difficulty

There are no water crossings, and no steep grades. You do navigate through some boulder fields and trees, but it's an easy trail.

Technical Rating

2

Access Description

From Highway 69 in Boulder, MT, take Whitetail Road (399) toward Whitehall. Go west on State Creek Road, and at the first Y in the road, take the left branch onto Hay Creek Trail. Follow Hay Creek Trail around to this location.There is a plethora of trails in this area, so be sure to carry extra fuel and spend the day.