Jocko Trail #34

The Jocko Trail is 9.5 miles long. It begins at Lindbergh Lake and ends at the Forest Service boundary with the Flathead Indian Reservation. This trail is popularly accessed from Road #906 and a short walk on trail the Crystal Lake Trail #351, is 5.5 miles long and climbs 1,500 feet. If taking the trail from Lindbergh Lake access please be aware that there is no parking at the trailhead. You must park on the Forest, then walk up the private dirt road to the trailhead. The first part of this trail travels through private property-- please be considerate. If interested in traveling to Buck Lake, or traveling cross-country to Whelp or Gray Wolf Lakes, please note that you need a tribal permit. Tribal permits are need when recreating on their lands-- contact 406-675-2700 for more information. The trail is open for the following uses: hiking and horseback riding.

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At a Glance

Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Seeley Lake

General Information


Main access: From Highway 83, turn west onto Forest Service Road #906 near mile marker 31. Continue up this road for 7.4 miles to the Crystal Lake Trailhead South, located on the right. Take trail Crystal Lake trail #351 from the parking area to the junction with the Jocko trail #34.

The Jocko trail also meanders down the length of Lindbergh Lake (not alongside it). To access this easy hike from Highway 83, turn west onto Lindbergh Lake Rd also called Forest Service Road #79 and follow for 3 miles.  Continue straight instead of following signs for Road #79 for 2.4 miles to the end of county maintenance and park. Walk the private road to the start of the trailhead on the right side of the road. This trail starts on a conservation easement, please respect private property and stay on the trail.


Day Hiking


Horse Riding

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Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
9.5 miles

  Elevation : 
4,374 feet - 6,520 feet