Park Creek Trail
ElevationAscent: 272' 83 m
Descent: -1,874' -571 m
High: 8,927' 2,721 m
Low: 7,326' 2,233 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)
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“A delightful descent of the full length of Park Creek on a little traveled trail in the forest.”— Wayne Hecker
It is a lightly traveled trail, and the trail markers are hard to see across the upper meadows. Runners should be adept at route finding between the trail blazes or use the Trail Run Project mobile app to help find the way. The trail goes through a lodgepole pine forest so expect some downfall. The trail is just on the east side of the Continental Divide and the views in the upper section are terrific.
You can make a side excursion to Swift Lake, just west of this trail on another poorly marked trail. The Park Creek Trail is in a remote area and is usually accessed by the road between Reservoir Lake and the Upper Bighole River.
Beware of the locally famous mosquitoes.
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Land Manager: USFS - Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest Office
Nov 25, 2019: Public Invited to Beal Mountain Mine Project Meeting