Historic Lolo Trail at Howard Creek


This site along U.S. Highway 12 has a picnic area, interpretive signs and connects with the Lewis and Clark/ Nez Perce National Historic Trail at Howard Creek. The Lewis and Clark/ Nez Perce National Historic Trail is also known as the Lolo Trail.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Please view our Visitor Guidelines.
Closest Towns: Lolo, Montana
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: Accessible vault toilet
Information Center: Missoula Ranger District, 406-329-3814

General Information

Directions: From Lolo, Montana drive 17.5 miles west on U.S. Highway 12.
General Notes: Picnic tables and grills available. Interpretive signs on site.

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Interpretive Areas

Several interpretive signs available at the site describe the history of the area and Lolo Trail. A 3-paneled sign covers the following topics: "American Indian Travelers," "Lewis and Clark," and "The Lolo Trail." A separate sign by the trailhead addresses footgear in, "History by the Foot." Restroom and picnic tables are available at this site.


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