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blue Little Missouri River Trail

Trail

13.3 mile 21.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,232' 375 m
Descent: -649' -198 m
High: 1,404' 428 m
Low: 807' 246 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)

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Trail shared by Ryan McPhail

An intermediate trail that follows the crystal clear waters of the Little Missouri River.

Ryan McPhail

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly An intermediate trail with great views of the river.

Description

This trail winds along a portion of the Little Missouri River, a designated wild and scenic river. Cascading waterfalls, stately hardwoods, old-growth pine stands, wildlife, and seasonal leaf colors are just a few of the natural delights awaiting hikers. One of the most scenic areas, the Winding Stairs area, offers breathtaking views of the forest, river, and large novaculite rock outcrops.

This trail is fairly level with a few steep inclines. It crosses the Little Missouri River eight times and Crooked, Brier, Long, and Blaylock creeks once. Hikeers should be careful when crossing streams. Rocks in streams can be slick and high water is dangerous after rain storms.

Flora & Fauna

Keep your eyes open for black bears, river otters, and white-tail deer.

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Oct 1, 2017
Shawn Reeder
River was very low. Rock hopped all water crossings. Weather was perfect. 12.7mi
Apr 16, 2017
Shawn Reeder
Hiked backwards from last parking lot to lot at mile 2.5. Hiked starting onFriday afternoon with family of various ages. Finish about noon on Sunday. 10.8mi
Apr 14, 2017
Paula Prosser
12mi
Oct 8, 2016
Richard Tedeton
Backpacking camped 1 night 7mi
Mar 12, 2016
Caleb Embry

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