#978 M.F. Bull River Trailhead
This Cabinet Mountains Wilderness trail follows the Middle Fork of the Bull River drainage into the widest and one of the most remote sections of the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness. The trail ends at a dispersed campsite approximately 6 miles from the trailhead. An old, unmaintained trail continues into the Ibex Creek drainage, and approximately 5 miles from the trailhead an old, unmaintained trail leads up to Little Ibex Lake. There are a couple small, dispersed campsites around the lake. Little Ibex Lake is very shallow and does not hold a population of fish.
There are two major stream crossings at about the one mile mark. These crossings can be challenging and dangerous during peak flows.
At a Glance
|Middle Fork Bull River Trail #972 is a Trail Class 3 trail. The trail tread and corridor will be very well defined and visible. Be advised that that last two miles of trail are brushy. The trail is scheduled to be cleared every year. Please check the current trail report or contact Cabinet Ranger Station for current trail conditions.
|U.S. Forest Service
|Directions: From MT Hwy 56 milepost 17, turn east onto FSR 410 and travel approximately 3 miles to the trailhead which is located on FSR 410. There is a small parking area at the trailhead.
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There is a small parking area at the trailhead.