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Easthouse Trail

The Easthouse National Recreation Trail starts at Sawmill Saddle and runs along the Sapphire Divide for over 20 miles south to Skalkaho Pass.

Length: 23.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Bicycling (off pavement)
Camping
Dogs - On leash
Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Cross-country Skiing
Snow - Snowshoeing
Wildlife Observation

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Location: 45 miles SE of Missoula, MT.
State(s): Montana
Counties: Ravalli
Longitude: -113.84991
Latitude: 46.4497

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Description

Enter the thick forests of the natural park, made up of large alpine and spruce trees, with a completely shaded area to walk on for miles. The trail maintains an even rocky and dirt surface, staying about 2 to 3 feet wide the entire time. After a couple miles, the trail follows along Alder Creek. Along the route, you'll find plenty of primitive camping spots too.

The small trail is shared with plenty of others, including bicyclists, campers, horseback riders, cross-country skiers, and snowshoers.

The trail travels up and down mountains, topping off at the Dome Shaped Mountain at over 8,000 feet, where travelers can enjoy and a 360-degree view of the peaks. There's another elevated view at Eagles Point before the trail begins traveling downhill completely towards the end trailhead at Skalkaho Pass.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil

Average Grade: 10%
Maximum Grade: 25%
Elevation Low Point: 7,500
Elevation High Point: 8,500
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1983

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail management:
Nick Hazelbaker
Bitterroot National Forest
6735 West Fk. Rd.
Darby , MT 59829
(406) 821-3269

 

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