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Sweeney Creek Trail

 4.5 (4)

7.3 Miles 11.7 Kilometers


78%

Runnable

2,783' 848 m

Ascent

-987' -301 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

7,714' 2,351 m

High

5,919' 1,804 m

Low

Shared By samh Haraldson

Conditions


Bad / Closed 82 days ago
Snowy, Some Mud - Most of the trail crosses a forest devastated by fire. There are many trees to cross and the trail is very badly indicated History

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A fine example of the Bitteroot National Forest in the Stevensville area.

samh Haraldson

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This run starts at a relatively high elevation so the necessary gains to the lakes region are quite do-able.

Description

Drive up the majorly switchbacking road to the Sweeney Creek Trailhead, shoulder your packs, and hit the trail. The trail is located high on the side wall of the valley and provided glorious views across the valley to the treed and rocky slopes opposite you.

The climb toward Sweeney Lake is on a wonderful trail that passes through a diverse set of flora that changes with each foot of elevation gained. The trail is dotted with short side paths that step out onto rocky promontories providing views down and across valley.

Multiple lakes toward the end of the trail provide for a variety of good camping. There is plenty of room for as many people wish to camp so finding your own space and solitude isn't a problem. Exploration for day trips as well as fishing will keep the leisurely or busy-body camper full of things to do.

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  4.5 from 4 votes

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in Stevensville

#43

in Montana

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