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Lake Fork Trail

Well maintained trail along Rock Creek. Absolutely gorgeous area and not too difficult, until you... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2018
Santa Rosa, CA
Mountains, Forest, River

The Lake Fork Trail offers several excellent forest trails in the mountains very near Red Lodge... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
William M
Auburn, Nebraska, Usa
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Dec 7, 2018
“Lake Fork Trail”
Sep 19, 2018
“Mountains, Forest, River”
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

Well maintained trail along Rock Creek. Absolutely gorgeous area and not too difficult, until you get to where the trail starts an elevation climb.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank virginias729
Reviewed 20 September 2018

The Lake Fork Trail offers several excellent forest trails in the mountains very near Red Lodge, MT, including the main trail along a scenic river. My wife and I saw deer and other wildlife, and just missed seeing a moose. Fortunately, no bear encounters, though...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank William M
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Hike about 6 miles back to Broadwater, a wide spot in the creek. The trail has a gentle grade and is right along the creek. The Broadwater area is easy to spot and lots of rocks to sit on and enjoy the view.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank montanaJIm
Reviewed 30 July 2017

One of the 1st trails I hiked in the area back in 1985. Have done it many times since. Have seen moose and mountain lions on the trail. No bears yet. One time took my 70 year old aunt a few miles up the trail.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank suzatjas
Reviewed 5 July 2017

this trail is great for a short hike with kids or a long hike. have seen moose along the trail too. not difficult, some rocky terrain, but a lot of fun!

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank ljtuell
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

I read the description of the trail in the Red Lodge Magazine and it mentioned the potential for seeing moose. This was one animal we had not yet seen on our Western road trip so I jumped at the chance to hike this trail. We...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank 302lindat
Reviewed 29 January 2017

This is a great hiking trail -- easy grade for the first six miles or so, then the pitch seriously increases to the top of Sundance Pass, about 10 miles in. The first six miles of the route parallel the Lake Fork of Rock Creek....More

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank recwriter
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This was our favorite snowshoe trail in the Red Lodge area. We went to the wilderness boundary. Fun!

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank goldfishcastle
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went on an afternoon hike along Rock Creek that the Forest Ranger recommended. The hike was pretty easy, mostly walking. The scenery was beautiful with orange and yellow aspen amongst the pine trees and peaks on both sides. In retrospect, more time, water, and...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank H1715JNdanielt
Reviewed 3 August 2016

This trail was well kept and beautiful. Bear were active when I went and as a city girl was not prepared, make sure to have bear spray/bear bell. I happened to have a whistle in my bag so used that and some, "Hey Bear!" calls,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Jin C
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16 May 2017|
Response from 302lindat |
I think a stroller is doable for the first section of the hike, I can't speak for the entire hike since I didn't go that far