Louise Lake NRT Details
Riding AreaTobacco Roots
Bike TypeAM, XC
SeasonSummer and Fall
Louise Lake Trail offers scenic views of the Tobacco Roots and other mountain ranges.
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
Trail is mostly smooth and of a very consistent grade for climbing with lots of switchbacks that are easy to navigate on a bike and a good handful of very abrupt waterbars made out of rock.
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
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More Stats for Louise Lake NRT bike trail
Altitude change1,302 ft
Altitude min7,551 ft
Altitude max8,881 ft
Altitude start7,573 ft
Altitude end8,875 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat1,176 ft
Avg reverse time00:43:29
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
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