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Beaver Pond Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 3.3 (3)

A nice route through a mix of burned/unburned forest and meadows to a lovely pond.


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Map Key

1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Point to Point

4,767' 1,453 m

High

4,553' 1,388 m

Low

252' 77 m

Up

39' 12 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

8%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Easy walking with a pond.

Bring bear spray.

Description

This easy trail starts at the historic 1913 ranger station which is no longer staffed. The trail works up through an older forest and wonderful meadow mix. Wildflowers are incredible in this area.

After a short stint through an older forest that has a haunted feel, you emerge to more incredible flower meadows. You then enter a combination of burned forest and meadows. The birding is great here as is the continuing wildflowers that start in the spring and extend into the summer. You eventually reach the small beaver pond which introduces some waterfowl. The trail continues on, moving through more burned lodgepole with aspen forests until it intersects the Red Eagle Trail. Follow this back to the ranger station to complete a loop.

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Flora & Fauna

Loads of wildflowers from spring to summer including asters, indian paintbrush, geraniums, and gaillardia. The birding is incredible from woodpeckers and warblers to waterfowl and wrens.

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Jake Bramante

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  3.3 from 3 votes

#18

in St. Mary

#23971

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#18

in St. Mary

#507

in Montana

#23,971

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In the spring, the trail passes through a field of wildflowers.
Oct 6, 2018 near St. Mary, MT
View of Beaver Pond
Apr 6, 2016 near St. Mary, MT
There are some NPS buildings at the beginning of the trail. The vegetation is a indication of things to come.
Oct 6, 2018 near St. Mary, MT

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Jun 24, 2019
Susan Mowry
Jul 6, 2018
Stephanie Cairney
Sep 29, 2017
Deb Derr
Looped onto the Red Eagle trail on the way back.
Jun 5, 2017
Dan Frechtling