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Windy Mountain Trail (#454)

Easy/Intermediate
 5.0 (3)

An alpine route that traverses the south side of Windy Mountain.


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Map Key

4.8

Miles

7.7

KM

Point to Point

5,707' 1,739 m

High

4,646' 1,416 m

Low

1,246' 380 m

Up

392' 119 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (4°)

30%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers

Description

Windy Mountain Trail (#454) starts just off of Thain Creek Trail on the north side of Thain Creek campground. The route climbs steadily up Thane Creek drainage before turning toward the southern flanks of Windy Mountain.

The route steepens as it climbs to just below the craggy peak and then traverses around the southeast side before turning south. There are two gradual descents punctuated by a short, steep climb before reaching Marie Springs trail.

Windy Mountain (#454) trail has great views of the surrounding Highwood Mountains as well as beautiful wildflowers in season. The trail itself isn't overly technical, with a bit of loose rock mixed with hard-packed soil.

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Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier

Trail Ratings

  5.0 from 3 votes

#1

in Arrow Peak

#952

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  5.0 from 3 votes
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in Arrow Peak

#27

in Montana

#952

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Enjoying the last days of winter
Apr 22, 2018 near Fort Be…, MT

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Sep 8, 2019
Ryan Potts
11.4mi — 4h 36m
Jul 22, 2019
DALE CLARK
Sep 2, 2018
Ron Claver, Jr.
Approximately 6 trail miles to & back from pass of Windy Mountain plus a scramble up rocky ridge to rock cairn that marks high point of Windy Mountain