Ravine Creek Trail #34


This trail is the quickest way to Stewart Peak. The trail is forested and switchbacks lead up a steep grade and then ties into the Rattlesnake National Recreation Area trail system.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: The Rattlesnake South Zone is closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Please view our Rattlesnake (RNRAW) Restriction information.
Closest Towns: Missoula, Montana
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: None
Information Center: Missoula Ranger District, 406-329-3814

General Information

Directions: From Interstate 90 in Missoula, take exit #101 and head north on Grant Creek Road for about 5 miles. About 1 mile past the turn for Snowbowl Ski Area, you will see hiking signs for the trailhead. Just past the first sign on the right is a small parking area. This is Ravine Gulch trailhead.
General Notes: For details, view our brochure "Rattlesnake National Recreation Area" and our map, "Rattlesnake Wilderness and National Recreation Area." See our Maps & Publications section.

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Day Hiking

This trail is mainly used to access other system trails, but is a popular spot for locals in search of a day hike. See brochure, "Rattlesnake National Recreation Area" to combine with other trails for a total Rattlesnake area experience!
Elevation desc3960 feet to 5240 feet
Difficulty Level: Difficult
Areas & Activities


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2.8 miles

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  Elevation : 
3960 feet - 5240 feet