Bitterroots: Bass Creek to Bass Lake

Activity Details

From Missoula:26.7 Miles
Activity Type(s): Overnight / Multiday Hikes


Nice uphill hike with most grades only 10% to 20%.  Trail follows the creek with many places to stop along the way. Fishing is available. Approximate mileage to some of the stops:  2.5 miles to log dam pond (also Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness Boundary) 9 miles to Bass Lake.
From Bass Lake you can continue into the Wilderness by going right on trail #311 or you can turn left on trail #301 and go to Kootenai Creek Trail (#53).


From Stevensville Junction (Hwy. 93) north 3.6 miles turn west (left) follow the road to the Bitteroot Forest and the trailhead is at the west end of Charles Waters Campground.