Arrastra Creek Trail #482
ElevationAscent: 1,250' 381 m
Descent: -875' -267 m
High: 6,574' 2,004 m
Low: 5,491' 1,674 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
Bring Bear Spray!
The trail itself is relatively straight, but beware of blind corners, as this is major bear country; be sure to make plenty of noise and always carry bear spray. Besides bears, runners have ample opportunity to spot other types of fauna, including elk, deer, rabbits, butterflies, and eagles. From late spring through mid-summer, runners will be treated to a spectacular wildflower display.
Twice during the run the trail crosses Arrastra Creek, so be sure to use extra caution during high water season. Just before the second crossing, a crossroad with the 3.1 mile-long Porcupine Basin Trail is available to runners looking for a longer day trip. Another option is to go the full 8 miles into the Bob Marshall Wilderness; the trail hooks up with the Dry Creek and Mainline Trails, which grants a hiker access to all the trails in the protected area.
From Lincoln take MT-200 West approximately 1.3 miles to Beaver Creek Road. Turn right and continue onwards for about 2 miles until you reach a fork in the road; take the left fork and drive for 2.8 miles, until a second fork is reached. Take the road on the left, and drive for an additional 5.4 miles to the Arrastra Creek Trailhead. There is ample parking for both vehicles and stock trailers.
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Land Manager: USFS - Helena National Forest Office