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Pulpit Mountain Trail

This is an easy hike from Pulpit Mountain down the ridgeline to Rabbit Creek. The trail offers nice views all along it. Below Pulpit Mountain, the trail becomes a bit unclear, but can be found easily if you follow the ridgeline.

Length: 5.00 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Backcountry
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Equestrian - Riding
Equestrian - Pack trips
Equestrian - Other stock
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: 7 miles east of Troy, MT.
State(s): Montana
Counties: Lincoln
Longitude: -115.78848
Latitude: 48.52872

Driving Directions

From the junction of Kootenai River Road and Road 331, just east of Troy, follow Road 331 to the Lynx Creek Road. Turn and travel .6 mile to Road 4433, turn and follow for .8 mile. Turn left onto Road 4439 and follow for 1 mile to Road 4441. The trailhead is approximately 2 miles north of the junction The final 3.5 miles are rough and not suitable for sedans. Gravel and dirt road access.


The trail passes through areas devastated by the forest fires of 1910. It was again affected by fires in 1994 and 2000. Individual trail descriptions are available to the public and may be obtained at the ranger station. An eight unit campground is located within 10 miles of the trailhead.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 7%
Maximum Grade: 30%
Elevation Low Point: 3,200
Elevation High Point: 6,556
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

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:
Mark Mason
US Forest Service
1437 N. Hwy. 2
Troy, MT 59935
(406) 295-4693



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