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Nice hike to Two Pretty Lakes

The trail starts by a waterfall, walks through a burnt out area and then goes to Lower Basin and... read more

Reviewed August 7, 2017
Jim S
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Missoula, Montana
HIking to Basin Creek Lake

Our goal was a hiking trip and we chose this trail. Very fun and challenging and the lake was... read more

Reviewed May 30, 2017
terisinahintz
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Bismarck, North Dakota
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

The trail starts by a waterfall, walks through a burnt out area and then goes to Lower Basin and Upper Basin Lake. It does climb but well worth the effort. Lower Basin Lake was a great spot for lunch. Upper Basin was buggy and a...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We chose this hike because we were looking for something smaller... according to mine and my daughters gps's this is actually 3.5 miles to the lower basin. Pretty and strenuous but a good hike. The kids and the dog did okay......but keep in mind it's...More

2  Thank ATravelingLife
Reviewed May 30, 2017

Our goal was a hiking trip and we chose this trail. Very fun and challenging and the lake was worth the trip. Must Do.

1  Thank terisinahintz
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Waterfalls, birds, berries, great views, can't get better. Beware of bears. Lake is pretty, 1.5 hrs uphill.

Thank felixbb
Reviewed September 1, 2016

This walk goes through woods for almost its entire length, with only a short section through a section damaged by fire in 2008. The walk is on a well maintained trail, and leads to a couple of truly delightful spots - a waterfall after around...More

1  Thank intensekto
Reviewed August 18, 2016

The first 1/2-3/4 mile of this trail is steep, so if your're a flatlander, you might have problems because of the excertion required and the elevation. But after that initial steep climb the trail is not terribly hard and Lower Basin Lake is a gem....More

Thank RLMskier
Reviewed July 4, 2016

As I mentioned on another review, when you leave in bright sunny not a cloud in the sky day, expect that it might rain in the mountain area. Bring rain gear. Had to cut the hike short. Adequate parking area. Easy access from Red Lodge....More

Thank Bill C
Reviewed July 30, 2015

this is a great trail for those willing to go "up!" to find this, you take a right on West Fork Road just as you are heading out of town (it isn't well marked but google maps on the iphone could find it). follow this...More

4  Thank Dece0005
Reviewed April 28, 2015

We stumbled on this by accident, and it was a really good small hike. Unfortunately, half of the area was burnt by forest fires.

Thank Samantha S
Reviewed July 28, 2013

Beautiful hike to and along waterfall/creek, but trail disappeared. We thought we could maybe go a little farther and trail would be better, but no such luck - totally disappeared. We continued on following the creek to hopefully Make it to the first lake and...More

3  Thank Lauren S
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