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North Cottonwood Creek Access Trail #546

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.0 (2)

The steep rise provides nice views on this access trail.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

6,420' 1,957 m

High

5,556' 1,694 m

Low

902' 275 m

Up

61' 18 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

21%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Leashed

Features River/Creek · Views

Description

From the parking lot, the trail heads along the fence line eventually crossing North Cottonwood Creek. About a mile in, you peel away from the North Cottonwood Low Elevation Connector and switchback uphill. Turn around to catch the views.

Once you gain the top of the hill, the trail evens out and rolls along the edge of the steep hill. You pass through mature coniferous forest, that provides some lovely views. Eventually, the creek rises up to meet the trail, and you arrive at the intersection of North Cottonwood Creek Trail #545, North Cottonwood Low Elevation Connector, and the Johnson Canyon Trail.

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Shared By:

Russell Hobart

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  4.0 from 2 votes

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#10,953

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The trail heads up the hill in the background
Sep 3, 2018 near Belgrade, MT
The trail carving through healthy forest on the hillside
Jul 26, 2018 near Belgrade, MT

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May 12, 2020
Patrick Moran
Perfect day, dry & sunny. Trail in great condition. 3.7mi — 2h 30m
Jan 27, 2019
Warren S
Jan 20, 2019
Warren S
Jan 13, 2019
Warren S