Alta Pine Interpretive Site


This interpretive site focuses on the Alta Pine which was thought to be the second oldest pine in the state of Montana at over 800 years old. In 1989 a lightning strike damaged the tree and it was killed by a second lightning strike in 1993. In 2008 the top fell over after a small fire. Despite this it is still considered a valuable cultural resource.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Darby
Water: No
Restroom: No
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From Darby Montana drive south on state highway 93 turn right on road 478 (towards Painted Rocks State Park). The pine is located just before reaching Alta Campground.

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