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National Forest Trail Meadow Creek Cutoff Trail
Overview Service & Activities
Overview Service & Activities
About Facilities at the trailhead are an unloading area and plenty of parking space. Meadow Creek Cutoff Trail begins as a road, but soon changes to a trail and begins switchbacking up the hill. The climb lasts for about three miles than levels off for the last mile where outstanding views of the countryside can be seen. This trail is used by hikers and horse users for access into the wilderness, but it can also be an enjoyable day hike. After following the trail a short distance from the trailhead it intersects an old logging road. Follow the road to the road block, where the trail takes off to the left. Most of the trail is a steady climb, following switchbacks to an open sidehill where the hiking becomes easier. At this point one can glimpse the Dry Creek Water Falls or hike down to them. The trail continues up to the Scapegoat Wilderness boundary with many campsites to choose from. The trail is in good shape and is blazed throughout. Length: 2.0 miles Trail Begins: Trail Junction 483 at Meadow Lake Trail Ends: Trail Junction 481 Area Map: Helena Forest Visitor Map USGS Map1: Olson Peak Township 16N; Range 9W; Section 18
MAILING ADDRESS 1569 US Highway 200
Lincoln, MT 59639
CONTACT 406-362-7000
FAX 406-362-4253
SPECIAL DIRECTIONS There are 2 access junctions: From the junction of Highway 200 and Beaver-Dry Creek Road 4106, follow Beaver Creek Road 4106 for a distance of 19 miles to the Meadow Creek sign. Turn right and follow the road to the trailhead. From the junction of Highway 200 and Cooper Lake turnoff, turn north up the county road for a distance of 7 miles to the junction of Beaver-Dry Creek Road 4106. Follow Beaver-Dry Creek Road 4106 to Meadow Creek Road for a distance of approximately 1 mile. The sign to Meadow Creek Trail is posted.
ACTIVITIES Bird Watching Hiking Nature Area Picnicking Sightseeing Walking Wildlife Viewing

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