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Deer Lake Trail #481

Intermediate
 4.3 (4)

A nice creek trail that ends up at alpine lakes.


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8.8

Miles

14.1

KM

74%

Runnable

9,884' 3,013 m

High

5,922' 1,805 m

Low

4,368' 1,331 m

Up

573' 175 m

Down

11%

Avg Grade (6°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Off-leash

Runner Notes

This trail is shared by horses and has loose cobbles.

Description

Much of this trail is well-forested until you get past the alpine lakes, so it can make a nice relief from the intense high altitude sun.

You head uphill at a steep but even pace. The trail dips and rises above the creek as you push along. A little past 5 miles you come to an intersection with Table Mountain Trail #445 .

Stay left and at around 5.5 miles you get to Moon Lake. A short ways from there, you pass Deer Lake.

After this the gain some quick elevation and trees become sparser. At around 7 miles the relentless uphill climb comes to an end and you cruise across the open valley, eventually connecting with Hellroaring Creek Trail #81 , just before the trail ends.

Flora & Fauna

This is bear country. Take precautions. Moose, mountain goats, big horns are around too.

Contacts

Shared By:

Lance Gilliland

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  4.3 from 4 votes

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Photos

Our dogs at the creek crossing.
Sep 8, 2021 near Big Sky, MT
Alpine field along the trail.
Sep 8, 2021 near Big Sky, MT
The views were amazing
Dec 2, 2019 near Big Sky, MT
Descending the mountain by the back road
Dec 2, 2019 near Big Sky, MT
Light on my feet
Dec 2, 2019 near Big Sky, MT
Cutting an edge above the creek.
Sep 8, 2021 near Big Sky, MT

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