Moose Mountain Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,844' 562 m
Descent: -1,846' -563 m
High: 6,530' 1,990 m
Low: 4,915' 1,498 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 37% (21°)
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“Loop trail past two scenic lakes and with stunning views in the Kaniksu National Forest.”— Kristin Alt
The trail descends less steeply down the far side of the mountain through grassy glades and fields of huckleberry bushes. Hang a left at the 'Y' and follow the signs to the boardwalk which takes you out to Blacktail Lake (I promise it's worth the extra mile!). The trail here is nearly flat and ends on the slightly marshy shore of the lake.
On your way back out, stay left at the 'Y' again and continue down the main trail. It will take you down the side of the mountain on some long switchbacks so the trail here isn't as steep, though it was nearly brushed over. Near the bottom, there are a couple bridges across the creek, both of which were collapsed but still crossable. Be careful while crossing because they were a little unstable in places. When you connect back with the main trail, head left to go back down to the trailhead and parking lot.
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