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Morrell Falls National Recreation Trail #30

Intermediate
 4.8 (6)

A very popular hike to a stunning waterfall!


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

Point to Point

4,924' 1,501 m

High

4,721' 1,439 m

Low

336' 102 m

Up

155' 47 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Kids will appreciate the minimal elevation gain and the roaring waterfall at the end!

  • Open late Spring - Fall.
  • Be aware, this trail is in grizzly country.

Description

This popular multi-use trail follows a rolling climb up the base of the Swan Mountain Range to reach the impressive Morrell Falls. The nearly 100 foot tall double-falls is definitely the crowning attraction, but hikers will also get to enjoy the nearby Morrell Lake, a healthy forest of mixed conifers, and a chance to spot a variety of wildlife that occasionally wanders the area. For those who are feeling adventurous, there's also a steep climb that reaches some great views above the falls, just be cautious!

There are a number of dispersed campsites located near the trailhead and Morrell Lake.

Flora & Fauna

The area's drainages are home to a variety of mammals including beaver, bobcat, deer, elk, moose, mountain lion, and black and grizzly bears.

Contacts

Shared By:

Shannon D.

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 6 votes

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in Seeley Lake

#1038

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#1

in Seeley Lake

#32

in Montana

#1,038

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Lower falls at the end of the trail.
May 20, 2018 near Seeley…, MT

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Jul 21, 2021
tyson norton
12h 54m
Aug 3, 2018
Candy Hartman
trail is in good shape, a few downed trees but easy to get over 5.4mi
May 20, 2018
Bridger Miller
Nice trail a fire went through last year so has lots of dead fall on the trial.