Hiking in Flathead County
On Mother’s Day 2023, we went to explore a new (to us) hiking trail in Flathead County. The destination was a small lake at the end of a 1.5 mile walk. Here’s how it went.
So here’s what I can tell you about the hike.
There were three lakes accessible from this particular trailhead. There was perhaps a half mile walk from the parking area to a place where you have to make a choice. You either go straight which is the way we went, or you make a right which will take you to another area where you’ll have to make another decision on which way to go. If you had chosen to go straight, you’d go about a mile to a beautiful lake, and if you went right, you’d have two lakes to choose from (or two lakes to see!)
As far as the trail goes, it was a very easy and short trail with just a few small inclines. The trail was covered in soft pine needles which made walking relatively effortless. Cedar trees were in evidence and the growth on both sides of the trail was thick. Making noise just in case there were bears around made good sense! I said stupid things like “Doo wa diddy wah do wah wah” loudly. Which made it a really good thing that we saw no people on our way to the lake. We were quite happy to find we were the only ones in the area when we arrived. Hercules (the dog) was able to splash about in the water, and we were able to enjoy some peace and quiet while we nibbled on snacks and rested.
If you do figure out where this particular trail is, and want to take a ride to check it out, please note there is no cell service in the area. Which means you won’t be disturbed from enjoying nature! There are also no services at the trails but there is a small campground, boat launch and vault toilet nearby. Although there are no other services there either (like water or electric). The parking area has room for about 4 or 5 cars and there is also room for another 5-10 along the road.
That’s it! We’ll be checking out more trails in the near future and will probably spill the beans on where those are.
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