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State Line Trail

photo: Scenic view of Bighorn Canyon. Photo by Anna Katharina.

Length: 18.30 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running

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Location: Between Lolo and St. Joe NFs, SW of Superior.
State(s): Montana
Counties: Mineral
Longitude: -115.12047
Latitude: 47.06131

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Description

For a serene private view of Bighorn Canyon, follow the trail markers from the trailhead sign just north of the Montana state line. The trail leads to the rim through juniper shrubland above limestone plateaus to discover a breathtaking view.

You can easily follow the trail markers along the ridge for several hundred feet, enjoying different views of the river carved canyon with every step. Just as the markers start directing you back to your vehicle, a small lizard disappears under a sagebrush reminding you to take one last look.

Additional Details

Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:
1980

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Brochure: Bighorn Canyon NRA Hiking Guide
Website: Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

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:
Lolo National Forest
Building 24
Ft Missoula
Missoula, MT 59801

 

Photos

Scenic view of Bighorn Canyon. Photo by Anna Katharina.

Scenic view of Bighorn Canyon. Photo by Anna Katharina.

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