#774 Trout Creek National Recreation Trailhead


The Trout Creek National Recreation Trail (NRT) #774 is a 19.8 mile loop trail located in the Trout Creek Roadless Area.  The trail makes a large loop, following the East Fork of Trout Creek, Idaho/Montana border, South Branch of Trout Creek, and the West Fork of Trout Creek.  Numerous Forest System trails and open roads intersect the trail in various locations allowing for a variety of loop hiking options. Most visitors access the trail from the trailhead for the Trout Creek NRT #774 located at the end of Hope Valley Road/FSR 214.

There are numerous stream crossings that can be challenging and dangerous for most of the year.

Trout Creek National Recreation Trail #774

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trout Creek NRT #774 is a Trail Class 3 trail.  The trail tread and corridor will be very well defined and visible. The trail is scheduled to be cleared every year. Please check the current trail report or contact Cabinet Ranger Station for current trail conditions.
  • No motorized vehicles. 
  • Properly possess and store all food, refuse, and other attractants pursuant to Kootenai National Forest Food Storage Order (CFR 261.58 (cc)).
  • Please practice Pack-in-Pack-out and Leave-No-Trace ethics.
Closest Towns:
  •  Trout Creek, Montana
  • USGS Map: Larchwood #109, Bloom Peak #108, Murray #117
Operated By: U.S. Forest Service
Information Center:  Directions: From Trout Creek travel west on Pine Street for approximately 1.5 miles.  Turn south on Trout Creek Road.  Travel approximately 3 miles and turn west onto Hope Valley Road.  Follow Hope Valley Road 1.5 miles until it turns into FSR 214.  The trailhead is at the end of FSR 214. The trailhead for the Trout Creek NRT #774 is located at the end of FSR 214. The trailhead has a few dispersed campsites located along Trout Creek.  Be advised FSR 214 is very rough and only suitable to high clearance vehicles.  Most stock users park at the Black Peak Trail #763 trailhead (junction of Hope Valley Road and Trout Creek Road) and ride Hope Valley Road/FSR 214 to the trailhead.

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