Great Burn: Heart Lake

Activity Details

From Missoula:78.7 Miles
Activity Type(s): Day Hikes
Length (1-way):2.42 Miles


Heart Lake Trail (171) is an easy but long hike to the largest lake on the district. The trail follows the So. Fork of Trout Creek to the lake in a cirque basin setting below a spectacular view of the Divide. Fair fishing for Eastern Brook Trout.  Heart Lake trail goes west around the lake and on up to the top.


Follow signs east of Superior on Road 250 toward Trout Creek Campground. Continue up Trout Creek for 15 miles to Heart Lake Trailhead. Lots of room for parking.