Backpack to Little Rock Creek

Rate this Adventure Little Rock Creek Trailhead

Distance

9 Miles

Elevation Gain

1780 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Running, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Sally Henkel

Forest
Lake
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Swimming Hole

Backpack to a hidden gem in the Lake Como area and escape the crowds at Lake Como.

Little Rock Creek is one of the Bitterroots' best kept secrets. In late spring, the glacier lilies are in full bloom, and sprinkle the valley floor. At that time of year, there may also be quite a bit of snow on the ground, which will require some bushwhacking to stay on the trail.

Little Rock Creek Lake is about 4.5 miles in. Once you arrive, you can rest and take a nap on the warm rocks beside the lake. Circumnavigate the lake a few times to pick a solid camp site, then make yourself at home. You should get clear, crisp, silent nights here - absolute solitude.

The trail doesn't go all way to El Capitan, so you would definitely have to bushwhack to get there, if you're planning to extend your adventure.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Distance

9 Miles

Elevation Gain

1780 Feet

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Fishing, Photography, Running, Backpacking, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Sally Henkel

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