Boulder Lake Trail #333

  

This trail winds through a variety of environments including an area burned from a wildfire 2003, forested areas, a creek, open ground, and alpine forest. The trail leads up to Boulder Point at 7100 feet which overlooks Boulder Lake.

At a Glance

Usage: Light
Restrictions:
  • Closed to all motorized vehicles.
  • Mountain bikes are only allowed on roads and system trails that are marked with gray diamonds to reduce conflict and for resource protection.
  • View our RNRAW Restriction information for details.
  • Please view our Visitor Guidelines.
Closest Towns: Missoula, Montana
Water: No drinking water available
Restroom: None
Information Center: Missoula Ranger District, 406-329-3814

General Information

Directions:

East of Missoula, from U.S. Highway 200, take the Gold Creek Road #126 north. Take Forest Service (FS) Road #2103, then travel to the end of FS Rd # 4323 to the trailhead. The trailhead serves as a jumping off point for both the Boulder Lake Trail and West Fork Gold Creek Trail.


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.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


Fishing

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Backpacking

Long enough for a good hike and a lake as your reward, this trail varies from moderate to gentle in the beginning and then increases in grade as it approaches Boulder Point which overlooks Boulder Lake. Boulder Point overlooks Boulder Lake and makes for a wonderful view (and good place for a snack to refuel).
Elevation desc5720 feet to 7160 feet
Difficulty Level: Intermediate

Day Hiking

This trail varies from moderate to gentle in the beginning and then increases in grade as it approaches Boulder Point which overlooks Boulder Lake. Hike to the end of the trail to reach the lake.
Elevation desc5720 feet to 7160 feet
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
5.3 miles

  Latitude : 
47.028

  Longitude : 
-113.8

  Elevation : 
5720 feet - 7160 feet

 



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