Hiking The Palisade Mountain Trail

The 17th most popular hiking trail in Montana.

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In the Bitterroot National Forest, the six mile long Palisade Mountain Trail skirts the northern edge of the 20,000-acre Skalkaho Game Preserve and ends at Burnt Fork Lake in the Sapphire Mountains. Travel along the ridge trail offers views of the scenic Bitterroot Mountains and opportunities to see big game. The hiking trailhead, 18 miles northeast of Hamilton on the Willow Creek Road, has a developed campsite, horse-feed bunks, and hitchrails.

Overall, Palisade Mountain Trail is the 17th most popular hiking trail of all 19 hikes in Montana.


Local Contact(s):  Bitterroot National Forest (406) 363-7161; Montana Visitors (800) 847-4868 or 541-1447.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking Montana" from Bill Schneider

Best Season:  Jun. - Aug.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Triple Creek Ranch, Darby (406) 821-4600

Reference Source:  click here http://www.fs.usda.gov/bitterroot/

Date Published:  12/28/2015

Date Updated:  6/27/2016

ID:  13957


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