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National Forest Trail Baree - Bear Lakes Trail
Overview Service & Activities
Overview Service & Activities
About Baree - Bear Lakes Trail (489) passes the Baree Lake access trail at about 3.0 miles with a gain of 1,700 feet. The trail continues making a steady climb to the Cabinet Divide then follows the Cabinet Crest Trail 360 along the divide to the north. You can follow Divide Cutoff Trail on a gentle downward traverse to the junction with Iron Meadow Trail 113 and Bear Lakes Trail 178. Follow Bear Lakes Trail back to Silver Butte Road. The trail descends past a spur trail to the outlet of the southernmost Bear Lake, then generally southeast through forested country. After reaching the powerline corridor that runs parallel to Silver Butte Road, follow it southwest for a mile to Baree Lake Trailhead and your vehicle. Use of the old cabin east of the lake is prohibited. During late July and August there is good berry picking in this area. This trail is also used for ski touring in the winter months. No motorized vehicles are permitted on this trail, and no vehicles are allowed within the wilderness boundary. Length: 10 miles loop trail. Moderate use, moderate difficulty. Trail Begins: Baree Lake Trailhead Trail Ends: Loop Area Map: Kootenai National Forest Visitors Map USGS Map1: Goat Peak
MAILING ADDRESS 12557 MT Highway 37
Libby, MT 59923
CONTACT 406-293-7773
FAX 406-283-7531
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS Travel 28 miles south Libby on US Highway 2. Turn right onto Silver Butte Road 148 and continue 11 miles to the trailhead. Turn right (north) and drive underneath the powerlines.
ACTIVITIES Bird Watching Hiking Photography Picnicking Sightseeing Wildlife Viewing

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