Mt. Sentinel Crest
ElevationAscent: 1,797' 548 m
Descent: -1,804' -550 m
High: 5,044' 1,537 m
Low: 3,243' 988 m
GradeAvg Grade: 20% (11°)
Max Grade: 40% (22°)
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“This is the steep way (2000ft of elevation gain!) to reach the stunning views over Missoula.”— Trail Run Project Staff
To run the entire Hellgate Ridgeline Trail, continue past the "M" for a few hundred feet then look up. You have more than 1300ft to go to reach the top of Mt. Sentinel. This trail is steep but well traveled and can be slippery in spots. Typically, it's windy at the top where you can enjoy stunning views in all directions.
There are multiple ways to retreat down this mountain. The route shown here takes a more gentle approach down. From the peak of Mt. Sentinel, take the Sentinel Gulch Trail until you reach the Sentinel Fire Road. Take a right on the fire road and make your way down the switchbacks which will return you to the trailhead.
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Land Manager: USFS - Lolo National Forest Office