4 miles
2,012 ft
-710 ft
Avg time
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Louise Lake NRT Details

  • Riding Area
    Tobacco Roots
    Whitehall, Montana
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Summer and Fall
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

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
late thaws.

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.

Access Info

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.

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More Stats for Louise Lake NRT bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,302 ft
  • Altitude min
    7,551 ft
  • Altitude max
    8,881 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,573 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,875 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,176 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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