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Location: 26 miles south of Whitehall, MT., In Deerlodge National Forest, exit I-90 at Cardwell, S on SR 359 to Forest Rd 107, up 107 14 mi.
From Interstate 90, take Cardwell exit seven miles east of Whitehall. Take Montana Highway 359 south for approximately five miles to South Boulder Road #107. Travel south on Road #107 approximately 15 miles to the trailhead at Bismark Reservoir. This road can be driven by passenger cars, but the last two miles are best traveled by a high clearance vehicles.
The trail is 3.5 miles in length and offers panoramic scenic views. Louise Lake is a high alpine lake cradled among the 10,000-foot peaks that surround the lake. Mountain goats can often be spotted on the sheer rock faces. The trail is open from July 1 to the middle of October. Snowdrifts on the trail may be abundant during years of late thaws.
Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, compacted
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 8%
Maximum Grade: 15%
Elevation Low Point: 7,360
Elevation High Point: 8,880
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1980
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsDocument: Recreation Opportunities BDNF
Map: USFS Trail Map
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