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Blue Mountain Lookout Deadman Ridge Trail

Missoula, Montana

based on 1 reviews



4.79 miles

Elevation Gain

840 ft

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Blue Mountain Lookout Deadman Ridge Trail in Missoula, Montana is a moderately challenging hiking trail. The trail spans approximately 4.79 miles, offering a round-trip hike that takes about 3 to 4 hours to complete. The trail is marked by a steady incline, with an elevation gain of 840 feet. The trail is known for its panoramic views of the Missoula Valley and the Bitterroot Mountains. The trail also features a historic fire lookout at the summit, which is a popular spot for hikers to rest and take in the views. The trail is well-maintained and clearly marked, making it suitable for hikers of all skill levels. However, the trail can be slippery in wet conditions, so proper footwear is recommended. The trail is open year-round, but the best time to hike is from May to October when the weather is most favorable. Nearby, there are camping facilities and other amenities for those who wish to extend their stay. The trail is also dog-friendly, but pets must be kept on a leash.
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Mountain Biking
Dog Friendly

Blue Mountain Lookout Deadman Ridge Trail Reviews

Easy hike — all the trails loop together. My favorite part of Blue Mtn is that my dog can run off leash and explore without being in harm of traps. Blue Mountain is an area where traps are not permitted. Early spring and summer weather mean a lot of native wildflowers. Beautiful blooms and great views.

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